Harder Hall: USGA champ Meghan Stasi wins
SEBRING, Fla. (Jan. 11, 2014) -- Four-time USGA Women’s Mid-Amateur Champion Meghan Stasi of Oakland Park, FL braved windy and warm conditions with a final round 70 for a 72-hole total of 289 to take the 59th Harder Hall Women’s Invitational by eight shots over Hannah Pietila of Brighton, MI and Emmy Martin of Odessa, FL. Stasi’s final round included 4 birdies and two bogeys with a bogey-free back nine.

In the Forever Forty-Nine division, 2012 Champion Martha Leach of Hebron, KY tied with 2007 and 2008 Champion Diane Lang with a 72 hole total of 314.

In the Ben Roman Division, Nancy Jackson of Boynton Beach, FL shot 84 for a three day total of 247, to win the division by one shot over Clate Aydlett of Elizabeth City, NC who carded an 82 for a 248 total. The Ben Roman Division concluded Friday after three rounds of play.

Results: Harder Hall Invitational
1FLMeghan StasiOakland Park, FL100073-72-74-70--289
T2MIHannah PietilaBrighton, MI70076-67-76-78--297
T2FLEmmy MartinOdessa, FL70074-76-73-74--297
4HIKristina MerkleHonolulu, HI50075-72-76-76--299
5EnglandIndia ClyburnEngland50072-77-73-80--302

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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 three Divisions. The Championship Division and the Forever 49 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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