Martin Jumps in Front at Harder Hall Invitational
TCU's Emmy Martin  (TCU Athletics Photo)
TCU's Emmy Martin (TCU Athletics Photo)

SEBRING, FL (January 6, 2017) -- TCU junior Emmy Martin broke out of a tie for the lead Friday with a 3-under 69. She'll take a three shot lead into the final round at Harder Hall Golf Club.

After rounds of 72 and 71, Martin, a runner-up in 2015, found a few more birdies in the third round to create some space at the top of the leaderboard. Her closest competitor is former Florida State Golf Association player of the year Tara Joy-Connelly. The mid-amateur was the only other player under-par on the day, matching Martin's 69.

Second round co-leader Michaela Williams fell back into a tie for 3rd after a round of 75. The Tennessee freshman is tied with defending champion Jessica Porvasnik and Amanda Fuller, each eight shots behind the leader Martin.

The winner of Harder Hall Invitational champion will join the likes of LPGA Tour players Cristie, Brittany Lincicome, Morgan Pressel, and Stacy Lewis.

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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