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UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 2, 2020

Jamie Hall drives off with Lilac title

The 27-year-old pro finished off the road trip in style Sunday, capturing the Lilac City Invitational title with a steady 6-under 66 at the Fairways.

UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 1, 2020

Brad Marek takes one-stroke lead after second round of Lilac City Invitational

Brad Marek shot an eight-under-par 64 to move to 12-under and take a one-stroke lead after the second round of the Lilac City Invitational on Saturday at the Fairways Golf …

UPDATED: Thu., July 30, 2020

Eric Ansett’s professional golf journey brings him home for Lilac Invitational

Eric Ansett, the Fairways. The Fairways, Eric Ansett.

Lilac City Invitational golf tournament adjusts dates due to coronavirus pandemic

Dates for the 56th annual Lilac City Invitational have been pushed back in response to the coronavirus pandemic. The golf tournament at the Fairways has been rescheduled from June 4-7 …

UPDATED: Sun., June 9, 2019

Peter Lansburgh shoots 66, earns Lilac Invitational title, celebratory shower

Peter Lansburgh, a 31-year-old pro from Sacramento, pulled away on the back nine for a four-stroke victory with a 72-hole total of 18-under 270 at the Lilac City Invitational on …

UPDATED: Sat., June 8, 2019

Peter Lansburgh moves into Lilac City Invitational lead with third-round 66

Peter Lansburgh made the biggest move, firing a 6-under-par 66 for a three-day total of 12 under and a one-shot lead over good friend Jesse Schutte. T.K. Kim and first-round …

Russell Grove takes one-shot lead midway through Lilac City Invitational

Russell Grove moved to the top of the Lilac City Invitational leader board Friday after another tough scoring day in breezy conditions at the Fairways.

UPDATED: Thu., June 6, 2019

Steve Tarkon grabs one-shot lead in Lilac with opening-round 65; Derek Bayley one shot back

Gusty winds and speedy greens didn’t stop numerous pros from posting low scores Thursday in the first round of the Lilac City Invitational.

UPDATED: Fri., May 31, 2019

Jim Meehan: Lilac Invitational’s new June start might help tournament blossom

Lilac City Invitational organizers over the years have kicked around options to make an already enjoyable golf tournament more receptive to prospective participants.

500 shots at a hole-in-one brings out the best (and worst) in a golfer

When stepping onto the tee box of a par-4 or par-5, the only thing that crosses my mind is to hit a nice drive. I’m not thinking about seeing that …

Vinnie Murphy earns Lilac title, $10,000 check in professional debut

Vinnie Murphy endured some anxious moments on No. 18 before finishing off a 4-under 68 at the Fairways to hold off Li Wang (67) and Shane Prante (68) for a …

UPDATED: Sat., July 7, 2018

Vinnie Murphy, Drew Reinland move to top of Lilac City Invitational leaderboard

Saturday is known as moving day in 72-hole golf tournaments and that’s exactly what unfolded at the Lilac City Invitational. The movement went in both directions on another windy day …

Familiar favorites, newcomers chase Lilac City Invitational title

Favorites aren’t hard to find for this week’s Lilac City Invitational. The list begins with familiar names, including Spokane’s Corey Prugh.

UPDATED: Mon., July 10, 2017

Vijarro birdies last hole to win Lilac shootout

The Lilac City Invitational, the region’s only 72-hole event, came down to the last hole and last stroke as Andrew Vijarro’s 20-foot birdie putt capped a sizzling 9-under 63 for …

Corey Prugh extends Lilac lead to two shots with 6-under 66

Corey Prugh spent 4½ hours Saturday navigating the Fairways with a stress-free 6-under 66 that bumped his lead in the Lilac City Invitational to two strokes entering Sunday’s final round.

UPDATED: Thu., July 6, 2017

2015 champ Miller leads after first round

Brian Miller, the 2015 Lilac City Invitational champ, fired a 10-under 62 on Thursday to take a two-stroke lead after the first round of this year’s tournament at The Fairways.

Lilac City Invitational champ will take home $10,000

The 54th Lilac City Invitational is offering its biggest first-place check in decades. The winner will pocket $10,000, a bump from the $8,000 collected by 2016 champion Derek Barron.

Barron staggers in but wins Lilac by four strokes

Derek Barron tapped in for bogey, his third over the last four holes, and made an arm motion like he was going to toss his ball into the hazard guarding …

Familiar names dot leaderboard halfway through Lilac City Invitational

Derek Barron and Kevin PomArleau share the 36-hole lead at the 53rd Lilac City Invitational. No surprise there.

Fairways bit more challenging for this year’s edition of Lilac City Invitational

The Lilac City Invitational returns July 7-10 with a heftier first-place check and notable changes to a few holes at the Fairways.

Miller holds on to win Lilac Invite

Brian Miller has won a bunch of golf tournaments but it’s been years since he experienced final-round pressure. Miller was back in the fire Sunday at the 52nd Lilac City …

Miller extends Lilac lead to two strokes after a 66

Brian Miller shot a 6-under 66 on Saturday to extend his lead to two strokes after 54 holes in the 52nd Lilac City Invitational at The Fairways. Miller, of Indian …

Miller has one-stroke lead halfway through Lilac Invitational

Introductions won’t be necessary when Brian Miller and Kevin PomArleau tee it up today in the final group of the 52nd Lilac City Invitational at The Fairways. The two have …

Lilac City Invitational continues to bloom at Fairways

The Lilac City Invitational seems to be finding better footing in its fourth year back on the golf calendar. The number of entries and sponsorship dollars for the region’s only …

Lilac City Invitational continues to bloom at the Fairways

The Lilac City Invitational seems to be finding better footing in its fourth year back on the golf calendar.

Eastern’s Tyler Harvey named Big Sky Player of Week for third time this season

After a 61-point weekend, Eastern Washington guard Tyler Harvey has been selected a co-Big Sky Conference men’s basketball Player of the Week for the third time this season. On Thursday, …

Robydek passes Sisich on 18th to win Lilac

The region’s only 72-hole tournament was decided on the 72nd hole. Peter Sisich had played steady golf as he stood on the 18th tee at The Fairways with a one-stroke …

Peter Sisich, Anthony Robydek share Lilac lead

Spokane’s Peter Sisich, a Cheney High School graduate, shot a 7-under 65 Saturday and is tied for the lead at 15-under 201 heading into the final round of the 51st …

Peter Sisich, Anthony Robydek share Lilac lead

Spokane’s Peter Sisich, a Cheney High School graduate, shot a 7-under 65 Saturday and is tied for the lead at 15-under 201 heading into the final round of the 51st …

Torrid putting gives Tony Robydek 2-shot lead at Lilac

Some days the putts fall, some days they don’t. Tony Robydek’s putts found the target Friday and Jason Humphrey’s often came up short of the cup.