Harder Hall Women's Invitational: August Kim grabs lead
SEBRING, Florida (Jan. 8, 2015) -- Friday’s third
round of the 61st Harder Hall Women’s Invitational
was delayed by heavy rain with the leaders
their rounds just before darkness set in. The
tournament is being played at the tight and
demanding 6,142-yard, par-72 Harder Hall Country
Club, which has been playing longer because of the
that have saturated the area.
The Harder Hall Women's Invitational is the first
event on the 2016 AmateurGolf.com "Majors of Women's Amateur
August Kim, a junior on the
women’s golf team from St. Augustine, Florida,
seized the lead today with a sizzling 4-
under par 68, for a three-day total of 2-under 214.
Second-round leader Jessica Porvasnik -- a
Ohio State -- started the day at 3-under but
struggled to a 74 and is one-shot back
at 1-under 215.
In 2015, Kim was 41st in the Golfweek/AmateurGolf.com
Women's Rankings, while Porvasnik was 138th.
Both have had solid performances almost
everywhere they have teed it up, with Kim winning
the 2014 Women's Trans National Championship.
FIRST ROUND STORY
Lori Beth Adams carded a 70 and is alone at 216
heading into the final round while a quartet of
players: Linn Andersson, Kelly Grassel,
Alex Wright, and first-round leader Diane Lim are
tied at 217, and definitely within striking distance.
Mark Pinson of Highlands Today contributed to this
story. View more at HighlandsToday.com
SEBRING, Florida (Jan. 7, 2015) A strong field of 132
golfers took advantage of better weather conditions
to shoot some low scores in Thursday’s
second round of the 61st Harder Hall
Jessica Porvasnik of Hinckley, Ohio led the way
with a sizzling 4-
under par 68 to go with a first round 73 for a two-
day total of 3-under 141 at the halfway point of the
Porvasnik, a junior and a member of The Ohio
State University women’s golf team, had four
birdies to go with no bogeys on the tight and
demanding Harder Hall course.
Alone in second place is first-round leader Diane
Lim who had rounds of 69-75-144, Alex Wright and
Kelly Grassell are tied at 145, Lori Beth Adams,
Ashley Holder and Amira Alexander are part of a trio
of golfers at 146.
Linn Andersson and Samantha Marks are within
striking distance at 149, Emmy Martin came in at
150 and Sebring’s Kendall Griffin is at 152
after a second round score of 78.