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.
ABOUT THE Citrus Golf Trail Ladies Invitational
Formerly known as the Harder Hall Invitational, this
is a four-day no cut stroke play
tournament for women amateurs. It was played at
Harder Hall CC for more than 65
years, but in 2021 it moves to a rotation of courses
on the Citrus Golf Trail in Sebring,
Florida. The illustrious list of past champions includes
the current world #1 Nelly Korda; Hall-of-Famer
Joanne Carner; LPGA stars
Christie Kerr, Brittany Lincicome, Morgan Pressel,
Lewis and Charley Hull; amateur legends Carol
Thompson and Meghan
Stasi; and two members of the winning 2021 Curtis
Cup Team, Emilia Migliaccio and Gina Kim.
It has long drawn an international field and
has three Divisions: the
Championship Division, the Forever 49 Division (max
index 16.4) and
the Ben Roman Division (indexes from 7.0 to
24.4). It is the first of the
"Orange Blossom" series of Florida winter
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