Harder Hall Invt'l: Walshe emerges as winner

SEBRING, Fla. (Jan. 6, 2008)-- Trailing by a stroke heading into the final round of the Harder Hall Invitational, Alison Walshe sprung at precisely the right time, firing her second-straight 68 to finish at 281, three strokes better than second place finisher Taylore Karle, who entered the day with a one-stroke lead.

Walshe, a native of Galway, Ireland who attended Westford Academy in Massachusetts and is currently a senior at the University of Arizona is one of the top collegiate golfers in the country, with a solid chance of joining the U.S. squad in Scotland for the Curtis Cup.

Taking third place was two-time amateurgolf.com - Bridgestone Golf Player Rankings champ Stacy Lewis of The Woodlands.

Full results from the 6151-yard, par-72, Harder Hall Country Club follow:

Name Score
1. Alison Walshe 72-73-68-68--281
2. Taylore Karle 74-66-72-72--284
3. Stacy Lewis 74-71-70-74--289
4. Lauren Hunt 78-73-71-72--294
4. Tiffany Joh 73-74-75-72--294
4. Isabelle Lendl 78-72-72-72--294
7. Mallory Blackwelder 83-75-68-69--295
7. Meghan Bolger 78-77-71-69--295
7. Virginia D. Grimes 75-75-68-77--295
7. Kristen Simpson 76-75-75-69--295
11. Lauren Doughtie 77-73-77-71--298
11. Marika Lendl 76-75-73-74--298
11. Jessica Yadloczky 81-72-74-71--298
14. Alexandra Bodemann 76-78-74-71--299
15. Natalie Sheary 79-75-74-72--300
16. Nannette Hill 81-71-77-74--303
17. Benedikte Grotvedt 81-72-75-76--304
17. Candace Schepperle 76-76-73-79--304
17. Sally Watson 77-77-73-77--304
20. Kelly Fuchik 79-75-81-70--305
21. Lucy Nunn 81-77-77-71--306
22. Garrett Phillips 79-75-78-75--307
23. Emily Street 83-77-77-71--308
24. Ann Laney 81-74-78-77--310
25. Heather Burgner 79-79-77-79--314
25. Meghan Chapman 86-74-80-74--314
25. Daniela Lendl 81-75-83-75--314
28. Eleana L. Collins 81-78-81-75--315
28. Carol S. Thompson 82-76-78-79--315
30. Tiffany Phelps 80-77-82-78--317
31. Natalie McNicholas 81-74-84-79--318
32. Meghan Gockel 78-78-80-83--319
32. Rebecca Watson 80-77-80-82--319
34. Alex Schulte 78-81-81-82--322
34. Erica Still 83-77-82-80--322


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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