PRESSEL WINS HARDER HALL WOMEN'S INVITATIONAL
Sebring, FL - (January 8, 2005) Morgan Pressel of Boca Raton, Florida held off challengers Julieta Granada and Ashley Hoagland to win the Harder Hall Women's Invitational today by 2 strokes.
Pressel fired a final-round 72 to finish with a tournament record 9-under par 279 total. Granada, the reigning U.S. Girls’ Junior champion from Paraguay, notched her second consecutive 68 to share runner-up honors with Ashley Hoagland (67) at 281. Leah Wigger, a sophomore at the Univ. of Virginia, struggled on the greens down the stretch, shooting 76 to finish alone in fourth.
The victory was another rung on the ladder of amateur golf success for the 16-year-old Pressel, who at age 12 was the youngest player to qualify for the US Women's Open.
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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