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Circling Raven earns rave reviews from Symetra Tour players

UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 1, 2021

Three takeaways from the first Circling Raven Championship last weekend:Players loved one of the Symetra Tour's newest additions. The level of play was impressive. And three, volunteers, spectators and sponsors are already making plans to return next August for the second Circling Raven Championship.
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Peiyun Chien finishes strong to claim Circling Raven Championship

UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 29, 2021

The final round of the first Circling Raven Championship developed into an entertaining shootout, sending spectators to their phones for the latest scoring updates Sunday on a crowded, ever-changing leaderboard. Meanwhile, eventual champion Peiyun Chien had no interest in peeking at a several on-course leaderboards, let alone her phone. The 30-year-old from Chinese Taipei was more interested in winning her third career Symetra Tour event.

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Chien, Schubert share lead entering final round of Circling Raven Championship

UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 28, 2021

Peiyun Chien’s hot start could have pivoted in the wrong direction when her tee shot on the par-5 10th found the hazard left of the fairway. Instead, she somehow made her sixth birthday. Chien holed a quick, downhill chip from about 60 feet for birdie en route to a 5-under 67 Saturday and a share of the lead after two rounds of the inaugural Circling Raven Championship.
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Circling Raven putting “finishing touches” on preparations for Symetra tournament

UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 23, 2021

Players preparing for the Circling Raven Championship are fine-tuning their swings on the range and putting strokes on the practice green. They’ll map out course strategy during practice rounds and in pro-ams leading into Friday’s first round. Behind the scenes, the Symetra Tour and Coeur d’Alene Tribe have devoted countless hours to logistics on everything is running as smooth as possible when the first tee shot is struck at 7 a.m. on the scenic course in Worley, Idaho.
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Years in the making, Circling Raven ready to host Symetra Tour event

UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 22, 2021

Circling Raven Golf Club debuted in 2003 and its clever layout nestled among 620 scenic acres was an immediate hit with area golfers. This week, the course joins select company as site of a professional tour event with 132 of the best women’s golfers on the planet set to compete at the inaugural Circling Raven Championship.
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WSU’s Max Sekulic wins Northwest Open

UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 19, 2021

Washington State University’s Max Sekulic is having a summer to remember. Sekulic won the Northwest Open, one of six PGA Pacific Northwest Section’s majors, closing with a 10-under 62 Wednesday at Wine Valley Golf Club in Walla Walla.
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Out of the rough: Despite shoestring budget, EWU men’s golf made run for top of Big Sky before program was cut

UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 7, 2021

The Eagles were chasing the program’s first Big Sky title in the fall of 1997. They nearly pulled it off, but Sacramento State dug out a one-shot victory. “That was tough, that was our one chance,” said Kyle Kelly, a North Central grad. “Long ride back home to Spokane.” It was the closest the Eagles came to winning the championship, though they made a few more runs at it before the school dropped the program in 2002.
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Oosthuizen, Spieth lead way as normalcy returns to Open

UPDATED: Thu., July 15, 2021

SANDWICH, England – Jordan Spieth rolled in putts like it was 2017. Louis Oosthuizen put those runner-up finishes in the past two majors out of mind and soared to the top of the leaderboard. They gave the British Open a familiar feel on Thursday.