Arizona's Martinek leads Harder Hall
SEBRING, Fla. (Jan. 8, 2014) -- University of Arizona Junior Shelby Martinek leads the 59th Harder Hall Women’s Invitational after posting a 71 which included 4 birdies and 3 bogeys.

Martinek holds a one shot lead over the UK’s India Clyburn, who posted 6 birdies to go with her 6 bogeys. Harder Hall Country Club is playing at 6,150 yards for the championship, which concludes on Saturday, January 11 after 72 holes.

2012 Forever Forty-nine champion Martha Leach of Hebron, KY holds a two shot lead in that division over Cape Coral, Florida’s Gigi Higgins.

In the Ben Roman division, defending champion Nancy Jackson of Boynton Beach, FL shot 78 to hold a one shot lead over Karen Smith of Chestertown, MD.

Results For Harder Hall Women's Golf Invitational
1FLMeghan StasiOakland Park, FL100073-72-74-70--289
T2MIHannah PietilaBrighton, MI70076-67-76-78--297
T2FLEmmy MartinOdessa, FL70074-76-73-74--297
4HIKristina MerkleHonolulu, HI50075-72-76-76--299
5EnglandIndia ClyburnEngland50072-77-73-80--302

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ABOUT THE Harder Hall Invitational

The Harder Hall Women’s Invitational was first played in 1956 in Sebring, Florida. Harder Hall was a grand old hotel with a wonderful Dick Wilson golf course. The Tournament was started by Harder Hall Head Professional Ben Roman to draw women amateur golfers to Sebring. The hotel was closed in the 1980s but the Tournament has continued and thrived. 

Harder Hall is a four-day no cut stroke play Tournament for women amateurs.  It draws an international field and has two Divisions. The Championship Division handicaps are capped at 16.4 and the Ben Roman Division includes handicaps from 7.0 to 24.4. It is the first of four "Orange Blossom" Florida winter tournaments.

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