WORLEY, ID — The 16th stop on the 2021 “Road to the LPGA” takes the Symetra Tour to Circling Raven Golf Club in the Gem State for the inaugural Circling Raven Championship presented by KXLY 4 News Now August 27-29.
“We’re honored to have these women play in the Circling Raven Championship,” said Laura Penney, CEO, Coeur d’Alene Casino Resort Hotel. “Like Notah Begay, we support empowering women and girls through the game. Doing so was one of the objectives the Coeur d’Alene Tribe set when it decided to build Circling Raven Golf Club.”
Greeting the 132-player field in Worley, ID is a total purse of $200,000. Individuals are set to compete in a 54-hole stroke play format with a cut to the low 60 players and ties after 36 holes. The winner’s share is $30,000.
“The two-year wait to bring women’s professional golf to the #1 course in Idaho is finally over with our athletes competing at Circling Raven Golf Club with just five events to go,” said Mike Nichols, Chief Business Officer of LPGA Qualifying Tours. “Their team has created an elite hospitality experience at one of the most scenic golf courses we play all year. There will be no shortage of player’s social media showcasing the incredible views as they look to earn a spot in the top-10 and graduate onto the LPGA Tour.”
Idaho native Gabby Lemieux (Caldwell, Idaho) is among the competitors. She was a two-time Idaho Golf Association Girls Junior Amateur Champion and three-time winner of the Idaho Golf Association Women’s Amateur Championship. The Texas Tech University alumna is a member of the Shoshone-Paiute Tribe of the Duck Valley Indian Reservation. She claimed her career-best finish of T8 earlier this season at the Garden City Charity Classic.
“Getting to play in a Symetra Tour tournament in my home state is going to be super fun,” said Lemieux. “Circling Raven Golf Club is the #1 course in the state, so I believe it is going to be one of the most beautiful and challenging tracks of the year.”First and second round action gets underway at 7:00 a.m. PDT off No. 1 and No. 10 tees. Meanwhile, the final round will start at 7:30 a.m. PDT with all play beginning from No. 1 and a trophy presentation following on the 18th green.