Back from Ireland

My first trip to Ireland turned out to be a rainy experience on the beautiful Royal Portrush Golf Club. In my first round I struggled a lot with my short game which had a bad effect on the score, so I carded a 75 (2 over par). In the second round however, I was able to get the short game under control and ended up shooting a 3 under par 70, thus finishing in a total score of 1 under tied for 12th. The next day the match play began and my opponent in the morning was a girl from Australia whom I defeated 4/3. In the afternoon match however, things stopped looking as brightly as before and I ended up losing 3/2 to a girl from South Africa. I just wasn’t playing good enough so ended up with a big bunch tied for 17th in the British Amateur. Unfortunately Sara and Charlotte were also defeated on the first day so it appeared we could go home a littler earlier than we initially had hoped for.

Getting a flight home however, was not possible till Saturday which meant we had a day extra to spend in Ireland. This extra day we spent practicing and being tourists in Northern Ireland as can be seen in the picture. We didn’t get as far in the tournament as we had hoped for, but nonetheless it was a great experience and I definitely learned a lot having coach Leif Nyholm there.

Now I am back in Denmark and enjoying some time at home. I have been practicing a lot and getting into a great workout routine with my brother. I haven’t gotten to relax a whole lot but so far it has all been great preparation for the next tournament in Wales. Here I’m playing with 7 other girls from the Continental Europe against 8 girls from Great Britain and Ireland in a Ryder Cup type format. It will be fun to play with the best amateurs from Europe and the format with foursomes and singles will be different from what we are used to, so I am excited! I will be leaving already Monday and get ready for three practice rounds before the show begins Friday with foursomes in the morning and singles in the afternoon.

Hope everyone will have a great weekend! I’m sure I’ll be spending a few evenings watching the US Open where my friend Andreas Hartoe will be playing. Go Denmark :)