Martin, Williams share 36-hole Harder Hall lead
TCU's Emmy Martin <br>(TCU Athletics Photo)
TCU's Emmy Martin
(TCU Athletics Photo)

SEBRING, FL (January 5, 2017) -- TCU junior Emmy Martin (72-71--143) remained atop the Harder Hall leaderboard where she is now joined by Tennessee freshman Micheala Williams (75-68--143). The duo will carry a one shot advantage into Friday's third round at Harder Hall Golf Club.

Martin is looking to continue her recent success at the Harder Hall, in 2015 she tied for eighth and in 2014 she shared the runner-up spot.

In four events as a freshman at Tennessee, Williams has earned one top-10 finish and two top-25 finishes.

When the third round begins many eyes will be on defending champion Jessica Porvasnik. The Ohio State senior has tallied rounds of 73-71--144 to move into a tie for third with first round co-leader Latanna Stone (72-72--144).

Annabell Fuller (74-71--145) rounds out the top-5 and she will begin the third round three off the pace. Fuller a native of England placed second at the 2016 Scottish Girls Open Championship.


Day one of the Harder Hall Invitational is in the books with TCU junior Emmy Martin and Latanna Stone leading the pack. Three rounds still remain but after 72's the duo holds a slim lead over a crowded leaderboard at Harder Hall Golf Club.

Currently six players are one shot behind in a share of third place following 73's. Included in the group is defending champion and last weeks Orlando International Amateur winner Jessica Porvasnik of Ohio State.

An additional three players fired 74's to tie for ninth and among them is four-time U.S. Women's Mid-Amateur champion Meghan Stasi.

In all 25 players are within four-strokes of the first round leaders.

Results For Harder Hall Women's Golf Invitational
1FLEmmy MartinOdessa, FL70072-71-69-74=286
2EnglandAnnabell FullerEngland50074-71-73-73=291
3FLTara Joy-ConnellyN. Palm Beach, FL40073-73-69-77=292
4ALMicheala WilliamsAthens, AL40075-68-75-77=295
T5FLLatanna StoneValrico, FL40072-72-75-77=296

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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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