Harder Hall Women's Invitational: August Kim grabs lead
August Kim
August Kim

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 finishing 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 rains 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 Golf" calendar.

August Kim, a junior on the Purdue University 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 junior at 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.

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 Women’s Invitational.

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 72-hole tournament.

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.

Results For Harder Hall Women's Golf Invitational
1OHJessica PorvasnikHinckley, OH70073-68-74-69=284
T2NCLori Beth AdamsBurlington, NC50075-71-70-72=288
T2INKelly GrasselChesterton, IN50076-69-72-71=288
4VAAlex WrightMidlothian, VA40070-75-72-72=289
T5FLAugust KimSt. Augustine, FL40072-74-68-77=291

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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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