My golf carrier started in 1999 when I was 13 years old in Rena, Østerdalen. My mother had started a few years before, at the age of 30, and ended up getting completely hooked. She focused all of her spear energy on golf and with her incredible determination and drive she became the Norwegian Champion a few years later. My brother and I were introduced to the game while she was in her pursuit of championships, and I ended up falling compleately in love with the sport.
In 2002, at the age of 15, I entered NTG (Norwegian Top Athletic Collage), which I attended for the full three years. In my golf debut I won the Norwegian Junior Championship in 2004 at 17 years old. I played to represent the Norwegian National Team both as a junior and a senior, and played several European championships and other international events through 2009.
In 2005, I got a great opportunity to combine my love of golf with an education. I was recruited to play for LSU (Louisiana State University) in the USA. I graduated in 2009 with a Bachelor´s in Psychology with a specialization in children and autism. College and LSU were magical places where I not only grew into a good golfer, but I also into a strong and independent woman. What I learned in college will stay with me forever, and I will use those lessons in all of life’s challenges.
I turned professional in January 2010, and my first year as a professional was a totally new experience with many great achievements. I played 13 tournaments on the Nordea Tour and LET Access Tour, where of I made 11 out of 13 cuts. I won one tournament and had four top ten finishes. While playing my first year on tour I also worked full time as a therapist in a psychiatric hospital.
In the end of 2011 I qualified for the Ladies European Tour ( LET ) with a category 9 and played in most of the events on the 2012 schedule. I had many good results in 2012, and my best finish was 9th place in the Honda British Masters, only three shots off the lead.
I was not successful in earning a full card on the LET for 2013, so I decided to play a full season on the LET Access and try to gain my full card through finishing top 5 in the overall rankings. I started the season really well and was top 3 on the overall rankings up until June, when I was sidelined for a few months with a minor injury. After months of conservative rehabilitation and practice, I was back on the course playing, but my ranking had suffered. I finished the season on the LET Access really strong, with a 3rd place in Turkey at the last event, but fell short of my top five goal with only two spots. I therefore had to attend q-school at the end of the year where I had a dominant WIN with a margin of 8 shots. Consequently, for the first time in my career, I earned my full card on the Ladies European Tour.
2014 was a year of growth with many good finishes. The minor injury experienced in 2013 sidelined me from a few events this year as well, but I used this season to refocus, work on technique and to improve all the elements of my game. The experiences gained this year made me better than ever, and everything about my golf game improved throughout the year. I finished the season strong when I climbed 41 spots in the overall rankings in the last six events alone. I had finally settled into my rhythm as a professional, and with an incredible team around me I was looking forward to the 2015 season.
2015 was the best year of my career thus far, I climbed up to top 50 on the LET overall ranking and had many great finishes and results. My golf kept improving in every accept and I was moving up on every list.
In the beginning of 2016 I was unfortunately again injured and was therefore sidelined for the rest of the season. The rehabilitation is going great and I will return stronger then ever in the beginning of 2017.
Outside of golf, I enjoy various other sports, especially snowboarding and climbing. Being a professional golfer has given me countless opportunities to pursue other passions, including studying history, visiting new cultures, and traveling the world. I am grateful for every moment I get to play golf, but more than that, for the places golf has taken me and the people I have met along the way.