Inaugural Circling Raven Championship canceled due to coronavirus

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COEUR D’ALENE, Idaho — The inaugural Circling Raven Championship, a Symetra Tour “Road to the LPGA” event, has been canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The inaugural golf event was scheduled for August 24-30 at the Circling Raven Golf Club at the Coeur d’Alene Casino Resort Hotel.

“This is the right thing to do, and we look forward to working with the LPGA in hosting the Symetra Tour’s Circling Raven Championship in 2021,” said Laure Stensgar, CEO of the Coeur d’Alene Casino Resort Hotel.

“We anxiously await the inaugural Circling Raven Championship in 2021,” said Mike Nichols, Chief Business Officer, Symetra Tour. “As we reworked this year’s schedule, the goal has been to provide as many safe playing opportunities for our Symetra Tour professionals as possible, with an eye towards the future as well. While Circling Raven Golf Club and Coeur d’Alene Casino Resort have decided to postpone their event until 2021, we know their team is anxious to build a long and fruitful partnership.”

More details about the 2021 tournament will be announced as they are determined.

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