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Circling Raven Championship

Symetra Tour | Road to the LPGA

Pro-AM  |  August 25th-26th

Championship  |  August 27th-29th

WELCOME

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SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Pro-AM

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 25TH
• Travis Mathew “ Eleanor” Bus open for Pro-Am Gifts 8 AM– 12 PM ($150
Wholesale)
• Pro-Am starts at 12 PM. Symetra will Assign One Pro to Play with Each Group of
Three Players
• 32 Teams or 128 Players Each Day to Help with Pace of Play
• “Meet the Pro’s” Party Following the Pro-Am in the Chinook Meadow with
Cocktails and Dinner
• Pro-Am Teams and Pros Announced for Thursday, August 27TH. Winners and
Contests Announced from Wednesday’s Event

THURSDAY, AUGUST 26TH
• Travis Mathew Bus open for Pro-Am Gifts 8 AM – 10 AM
• Pro-Am Starts at 10 AM
• Tournament Pairings for First Round
• Social and Dinner Hosted in Stensgar Pavilion with Awards Presentation
following Pro-Am

Championship

FRIDAY, AUGUST 27TH
• First Round
• Second Round Pairings Posted

SATURDAY, AUGUST 28TH
• Second Round
• Cut Made Following Play – Top 60 and Ties
• Final Round Pairings Made

SUNDAY, AUGUST 29TH
• Final Round
• Awards Ceremony
• Media Interviews
• Clean-Up and Pack-Up All Tour Equipment

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TIPS WHILE WATCHING

Tips while watching an LPGA Symetra Tournament

The Tournament Committee and Volunteer Chairs are proud to host golfers and spectators for the first Circling Raven Championship presented by KXLY 4 News Now on August 27th – 29th. The players, 132 of them, from 35 countries and 40 states will tee it up and play for their share of the $200,000 purse.

Tips when viewing players at a hole or when following a group of players.
• Players will arrive at the course about one hour before teeing off. You can view them warming up on the driving range and putting areas.
• The first wave of tee times will start on Friday and Saturday at 7:30am on the first and tenth tee boxes with groups of three players teeing off every ten minutes. A second wave of tee times will begin play at roughly 12:20pm. On Championship Sunday, the top 70 players will starting teeing off at 7:30am on the first hole with the leaders teeing off last.
• While on the course, please stay off the tee boxes, fairways, greens, and the native grass areas.
• Be aware of the groups playing in front, to the side or behind you.
• As you watch the tournament, keep a safe distance from the players and do not allow noise or movement that may distract the players while they are hitting a shot or putting. Do not leave the green until all the players have finished the hole.
• Marshals will be on holes to help direct spectator traffic.
• Feel free to talk to the players or ask for their autographs after they have finished their round and left the scoring area.
• The tournament program is an excellent way to match the players’ names with a face.

IN THE EVENT PLAY IS SUSPENDED, YOU WILL HEAR THE FOLLOWING:
• Three short consecutive blasts, repeated, this indicates a non-dangerous situation.
• One long blast, repeated, indicates a dangerous situation. At that time, Tournament officials will direct you to a shelter or low lying area off the course. Do not remain in high places or around hill tops and or trees.
• Two long blasts means play will be resuming. The Tournament Committee and Volunteer Chairs welcome you to the Coeur d’Alene
Casino Resort and Circling Raven Golf Club. We hope you enjoy watching world-class golf at its best. Once you are on the golf course and have a question simply find a volunteer and an employee of the golf club. We are happy to assist you.

Kind regards,
Circling Raven Championship Tournament Committee

Symetra Tour

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(Worley, Idaho; May 12, 2021) – The votes are in and panelists for Golf Digest and its “America’s Greatest Courses” rank Circling Raven as Idaho’s top public course. The best-in-kind accolade comes via the just-released “America’s Greatest Courses by State, 2021-22” compilation. Read More.

Circling Raven Championship Preview

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.

About Circling Raven Golf Club and Coeur d’Alene Casino Resort Hotel

Owned/operated by Coeur d’Alene Tribe, Circling Raven is in the scenic Idaho panhandle approximately 55 minutes from Spokane International Airport (GEG). Measuring 7,189 yards from the rear tees, the 18-hole layout sprawls magnificently through 620 acres of woodlands, wetlands, and Palouse grasses. Its gleaming white sand bunkers are large and strategically placed and its hole variety ingenious. Other Coeur d’Alene Casino Resort Hotel amenities and activities include the full-service Spa Ssakwa’q’n (pronounced Sock-wock-en); 300 hotel rooms; bars, restaurants, lounges, and eateries; cultural immersion options; and more. The casino just completed a $15 million renovation of its gaming floor and Events Center in 2019.  Circling Raven has garnered numerous best-in-kind honors since opening, including being rated a Top 100 Resort Course, Best in State, and a Top U.S. Casino Course. Its golf shop has won national and regional awards for its excellence and its variety of products, displays, and performance.

About Symetra Tour

The Symetra Tour is the official qualifying tour of the LPGA Tour and enters its 41st competitive season in 2021. With the support of its entitlement partner Symetra, the Tour’s mission is to prepare the world’s best young women professional golfers for a successful career on the LPGA Tour. Since Symetra’s inaugural sponsorship year in 2012, the Symetra Tour has grown from 16 tournaments and $1.7 million in prize money to $4 million in prize money awarded over the course of nearly two dozen events. With more than 600 alumnae moving on to the LPGA, former Symetra Tour players have won more than 400 LPGA titles. Follow the Symetra Tour on the web at www.SymetraTour.com, Facebook.com/Road2LPGA, Twitter.com/Road2LPGA, and YouTube.com/Road2LPGA.

About Symetra

Symetra Life Insurance Company is a subsidiary of Symetra Financial Corporation, a diversified financial services company based in Bellevue, Washington. In business since 1957, Symetra provides employee benefits, annuities and life insurance through a national network of benefit consultants, financial institutions and independent agents and advisors. Symetra began its partnership with the Road to the LPGA in 2010 as the title sponsor of the Symetra Classic. It secured naming rights for the Symetra Tour in November 2011. In addition to its title sponsorship of the Tour, which runs through 2021, Symetra sponsors two events on the tournament schedule—the Symetra Classic and the season-ending Symetra Tour Championship. For more information about Symetra, visit www.symetra.com.

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