After the first two tournaments in Australia, Maiken came to South Africa with the hope of three good rounds which would put her in a position to fight for a top position. The first round was a 73 (+1) that put her in a T29, which in this company was what she was aiming for. Day two was not what she had wanted after a good start, 77 (+5) T58.
With a great last round of 71 (-1) finishing eagle, par, birdie on the last three holes, Maiken bounced with back to a T30. Considering she had a mild food poisoning she was happy to have signed off on a round under par, made the cut, but almost more importantly been able to secure some points on the LET order of merit.
Before she knew it she was on her way home to Norway instead of going to Saudi Arabi for the next event. COVID-19 had taken people by surprise.
One of the rules officials at the tournament had explained to the girls playing that the Investec SA Women’s Open was the only tournament in the world still being played. While The Players was cancelled Maiken’s event was allowed to finish the last two days before everyone returned to their home countries.
Maiken and her caddie, dad Bror, made it home to Norway and went straight into quarantine. No-one really knows what time the next tournament will be, but Maiken will focus on practicing and working hard within the rules put in place in Norway.