SEBRING, FL (Jan. 6, 2011) -- The weather was perfect and from the first group, the course record 65 was in danger of being broken. Ashleigh Albrecht started on the first hole with a birdie and finished the front nine with three birdies, an eagle, and a bogey to finish with a 31. Four more birdies on the back nine and Ashleigh Albrecht shot a course record 63. The University of Kentucky sophomore set a personal low round and eclipsed the record of 65 set in 2009 by Candace Schepperle.

Just minutes before Albrecht finished, Jessica Yadloczky, University of Florida senior, had tied the course record by stringing 5 birdies in a row and 8 overall to shoot 65.

Three golfers shot 67, Erica Popson, University of Tennessee sophomore, Cheyenne Woods, Wake Forest Junior, and 17 year old, defending champion Kyle Roig. Popson began her round with two bogeys but rallied with seven birdies to shoot her 67.

Overall, twelve golfers broke par including US Curtis Cup player Cydney Clanton with 69, Great Britain/Ireland Curtis Cup player Holly Clyburn and Nora Lucas from University of Illinois with 70. Janine Fellows from Tulane University, Catherine O’Donnell from University of North Carolina, Portland Rosen from University of Virginia and mother of three, mid-amateur Dawn Woodard from South Carolina shot 71.

Carol Semple Thompson shot 78 to lead for the senior trophy with fellow Pennsylvanian Elizabeth Haines one shot behind.

Results For Harder Hall Women's Golf Invitational
1CAAshleigh AlbrechtMurrieta, CA100063-74-69-72--278
2AZCheyenne WoodsPhoenix, AZ70067-69-70-73--279
3Puerto RicoKyle RoigPuerto Rico50067-73-68-73--281
T4EnglandHolly ClyburnEngland50070-72-69-74--285
T4FLErica PopsonDavenport, FL50067-73-73-72--285

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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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