The Lilac City Invitational has hit the halfway point at The Fairways Golf Course. For more on the Invitational, here is part of the official release:
The Lilac City Invitational was founded by PGA Professional Joe Durgan in 1960. The tournament was held at Downriver Golf course for the first 27 years before moving out to the Fairways in 1987 when the Durgan family took over management of the new course. The Lilac has called the Fairways home ever since, other than a brief period in the mid 1990's, where it was shared between the Fairways and Downriver.
The Lilac is widely recognized as one of the premier competitive regional golf events for professionals and amateurs in the Pacific Northwest. The list of competitors who have played in the event include current and former PGA Tour professionals Kirk Triplett, Don Bies, Rod Funseth, Pat Fitzsimmons, and Troy Kelly. Local favorites who have won the Lilac include Indian Canyon Head Professional Gary Lindeblad, six-time Lilac champion Chris Mitchell, Deer Park Head Professional Craig Shugh, and amateur Gary Floan. It has also attracted professional golfers from the Canadian, Pepsi, Cascade, and Spanos tours, PGA club professionals, elite collegiate golfers, and amateurs. Competitors travel to Spokane from as far away as Arizona to play in the tournament. The Lilac is one of the very few if not only remaining 72 hole golf tournaments in the country outside of the major professional tours creating a unique opportunity to compete over the course of 4 days.
Here are the results from the first two days.