Birdie spree earns Jessica Porvasnik Harder Hall Invitational
Jessica Porvasnik (photo courtesy of Golfweek)
Jessica Porvasnik (photo courtesy of Golfweek)

SEBRING, Florida (Jan. 9, 2016) -- Jessica Porvasnik fired a final round 69 to win the Harder Hall Women's Invitational.

Having battled through rain and darkness in yesterday's third round, the field was greeted by temperatures in the 80's and sunshine in Saturday's final round at the demanding 6,142-yard, par-72 Harder Hall Country Club.

Porvasnik, a junior at Ohio State, started the day one shot back of Purdue's August Kim after Kim's impressive 4-under par 68 third round. Kim didn't have the same game on Saturday, however, shooting 77 and finishing in a tie for fifth.

Meanwhile, Porvasnik was 1-over par through 14 holes when she turned a switch and blitzed 15, 16, 17, and 18 with four consecutive birdies. Her remarkable finish gave her a four-shot victory over Lori Beth Adams and Kelly Grassel.

The round of the tournament was shot Saturday by former University of Kansas golfer Minami Levonowich, who vaulted into the top 15 with a phenomenal 67.

The Harder Hall Women's Invitational is the first event on the 2016 AmateurGolf.com "Majors of Women's Amateur Golf" calendar.

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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