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Circling Raven Championship • Symetra Spotlight: Gabby Lemieux

| June 23, 2021 1:20 AM

Circling Raven Championship • Symetra Spotlight

Circling Raven Golf Club in Worley will host the inaugural Circling Raven Championship. The Symetra “Road to the LPGA” Tour event, scheduled to be held annually at Circling Raven through 2023, will take place the week of Aug. 23-29, and the field of 156 competitors will compete for $200,000 in prize money during the tournament, Aug. 27-29. Tickets are available at cdacasino.com. Top performers during the Symetra Tour season earn their LPGA Tour memberships at season’s end, and the Circling Raven Championship will showcase many of the world’s finest golfers striving to reach that pinnacle of women’s professional golf. The Press will feature one of these players each week leading up to the tournament. This week’s player is Gabby Lemieux.

• Gabby Lemieux is a native of Caldwell, Idaho

• Nike N7 Ambassador and member of the Shoshone-Paiute Tribe of the Duck Valley Indian Reservation

• During high school she won the 2014 state title, 2012 and 2014 district individual championship, was three-time Player of the Year, and helped lead basketball and volleyball teams to district titles in 2012

• Qualified for U.S. Girls Nationals three times (2012, 2013, 2014)

• Participant in the 2013 PGA Junior qualifier and Junior World qualifier

• Team member of the 2012 and 2014 America’s Cup

• Two-time Idaho Golf Association Junior state champion (2009-2014)

• Named 2013 IGA women’s state champion

• Competed collegiately at Texas Tech from 2014-2018

• Captured four first place finishes in college — 2015 Betsy Rawls, T1 2015 Jim West, 2016 Red Raider Invitational, and 2018 Lady Boilermaker Classic

• Finished T83 at LPGA Qualifying School Stage 2 to first earn Symetra Tour membership in 2018

• Recorded her career best finish on the Symetra Tour at the 2021 Garden City Charity Classic with a T8 finish