Thompson will sit out of Harder Hall

Carol Semple Thompson captained Team USA at the 2008 Curtis Cup.

Carol Semple Thompson captained Team USA at the 2008 Curtis Cup.

Glancing down the list of confirmed entries for this year’s Harder Hall Invitational, one name was notably absent: Carol Semple Thompson.

The amateur golf legend broke her left wrist five weeks ago and must skip this year’s event. Thompson believes she has played the Harder Hall at least 30 times, playing her first in 1970. She now serves as chair of the tournament committee and will be on hand this week in chilly Sebring, Fla. The event starts Jan. 6, and Candace Schepperle also will be there to defend her title.

“The plate and screws are going to give me the perfect putting stroke and 15 more yards - guaranteed,” Thompson wrote in an e-mail. 

She won the champions division three consecutive years, from 1990-92.

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