The Lilac City Invitational ran from July 5-8, 2018 at the Fairways Golf Course in Cheney, WA, with the usual challenges faced by all 78 golfers – heat, windy conditions, fast greens, a strong field and tight fairways. Still the cream rose to the top as 23 year old, Vinnie Murphy, who turned Pro on Wednesday, July 5 shot a final day score of -4 under (68) and finished with a four day total of 274, -14 under to secure his first victory as a Pro by winning $10,000 prize money, holding off Li Wang (67) 275 (-13) & Shane Prante (68) 275 (-13) tied for second place and just one stroke back. Great to see and follow the final threesome of the day with Clarkston’s, Drew Reinland,, who finished fourth overall (-9), along with Freeman HS Graduate, Dylan Maine, who finished the week -5 under. Congratulations to all the winners, participants and volunteers who make this a great event including the El Katif Shriners who worked hard to raise $9000 for the Shriners Hospitals for Children – Spokane
Results for the Alliant Insurance Services Professional and Amateur Flights:
Professional: Vinnie Murphy – 1st Pro Victory of his career
Championship Flight: Gross – Isaac Hall
Championship Flight Net – Caleb Belton
1st Flight: Gross – Aaron Purser
1st Flight: Net – Jack O’Neil
2nd Flight: Gross – Jeff Day
2nd Flight: Net – Beau Baldwin – Cal OC & Former EWU Head Coach
3rd flight: Gross – David Corn
3rd flight: Net – Scott Emmanuel
4th Flight: Gross – Rich Dahl
4th Flight: Net – John Santillanes – Best Western Peppertree Owner
5th Flight: Gross – Rodney Johnson
5th Flight: Net – Cheyenne Marchand
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Results of Damon Orthodontics Par 3 Closest to the Pin Contest – each winner receives a sleeve of Pro V Golf Balls.
Hole # 4 Issac Hall
Hole # 7 Cheyenne Marchand
Hole # 13 Aaron Purser
Hole # 17 Shane Prante
All Net and Gross Flight winners qualify for the Spokane Oktoberfest 36 hole Shootout 2- day team Handicapped Tournament, September 29-30 at The Fairways with a complementary entry. Special Thanks to Fairways owner- Buster Heitman, GM Kris Kallem, Teaching Pro – Dakota White and of course all the fine folks that made the 2018 Lilac City Invitational a great success.
SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS THAT MAKE THIS SERIES HAPPEN:
Damon Orthodontics, Alliant Insurance Services, Spokane Oktoberfest, Arby’s Restaurants, The Swinging Doors, Village Centre Cinemas, Golf in the NW, Spokane Golf & Travel Show, Chipshots.us, & Golfscapes NW.
Be sure to enter the next tournament on the tour: The Palouse Ridge Amateur on July 14-15. Learn more here…