Final day: Maiken managed to finish the tournament in style shooting the second lowest score of 70 (-2). Her scores were 73, 75, 76, 70 (total +6) resulting in a tie for 7th place. Today Maiken hit the driver in the middle of the fairways and with great iron play many good opportunities that led to five birdies. This tournament was challenging in many ways, and Maiken will use what she learned to develop her game more and more in the next few weeks preparing herself for the Ladies European Tour to start back up. Her first event will most likely be in Czech Republic the 28th of August.
Congratulations to Celine Borge who won National title on level par for the women, and to Kristian Krogh who took the title for the men.
Day three: Not quite what she had hoped for, 76 (+4). Three bogeys on the last four was not the finish Maiken wanted. Maiken said she will learn from the last days and try to put a good score on the card the last round tomorrow. She was very disappointed after the round and all she could do was to leave it in the past and move on. Tee time tomorrow, Sunday, at 10:20.
Day two: Maiken shot a 75 (+3) and is with that tied for 7th at +4. The leader is seven shots ahead with two days to go, so anything is possible. A lot of good but unfortunately a few wrong club choices resulting in bogeys today. An eagle and five bogeys is still enough for Maiken to stay in the game, and with two good rounds the next days she can really climb the leaderboard. Her tee time tomorrow is at 10:30.
The National Championship is held at Holtsmark GC this year, and it plays about 5700 meters. The tournament will be played over 4 days, one round each day, with a cut after two rounds where top 18 plus ties move on to play the last two days. With good greens and wet fairways, better than expected after a lot of rain, the course is beautifully presented with a few long par threes and fives giving all the girls plenty of challenge. Maiken played her first round at 9:00 am local time. She played well despite struggling off the tee, leaving herself in a good position after day one at 73 (+1). Round two tee time is at 2:00 pm and she will be looking to give herself more opportunities for birdies. Still plenty of golf left to be played this weekend, so stay tuned!