Harder Hall Women's Invitational: August Kim grabs lead
August Kim
August Kim

SEBRING, Florida (Jan. 8, 2015) -- Friday’s third round of the 61st Harder Hall Women’s Invitational was delayed by heavy rain with the leaders finishing their rounds just before darkness set in. The tournament is being played at the tight and demanding 6,142-yard, par-72 Harder Hall Country Club, which has been playing longer because of the rains that have saturated the area.

The Harder Hall Women's Invitational is the first event on the 2016 AmateurGolf.com "Majors of Women's Amateur Golf" calendar.

August Kim, a junior on the Purdue University women’s golf team from St. Augustine, Florida, seized the lead today with a sizzling 4- under par 68, for a three-day total of 2-under 214. Second-round leader Jessica Porvasnik -- a junior at Ohio State -- started the day at 3-under but struggled to a 74 and is one-shot back at 1-under 215.

In 2015, Kim was 41st in the Golfweek/AmateurGolf.com Women's Rankings, while Porvasnik was 138th. Both have had solid performances almost everywhere they have teed it up, with Kim winning the 2014 Women's Trans National Championship.

Lori Beth Adams carded a 70 and is alone at 216 heading into the final round while a quartet of players: Linn Andersson, Kelly Grassel, Alex Wright, and first-round leader Diane Lim are tied at 217, and definitely within striking distance.

Mark Pinson of Highlands Today contributed to this story. View more at HighlandsToday.com


SEBRING, Florida (Jan. 7, 2015) A strong field of 132 golfers took advantage of better weather conditions to shoot some low scores in Thursday’s second round of the 61st Harder Hall Women’s Invitational.

Jessica Porvasnik of Hinckley, Ohio led the way with a sizzling 4- under par 68 to go with a first round 73 for a two- day total of 3-under 141 at the halfway point of the 72-hole tournament.

Porvasnik, a junior and a member of The Ohio State University women’s golf team, had four birdies to go with no bogeys on the tight and demanding Harder Hall course.

Alone in second place is first-round leader Diane Lim who had rounds of 69-75-144, Alex Wright and Kelly Grassell are tied at 145, Lori Beth Adams, Ashley Holder and Amira Alexander are part of a trio of golfers at 146.

Linn Andersson and Samantha Marks are within striking distance at 149, Emmy Martin came in at 150 and Sebring’s Kendall Griffin is at 152 after a second round score of 78.

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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, Stacy Lewis and Charley Hull; amateur legends Carol Semple 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 tournaments.

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