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Wheels already turning for 2015 Lilac Invite


Paul Delaney

Tony Robydek, the 2014 Lilac City Invitational winner, speaks following his July 13 victory. Plans are already underway for the 2015 edition with hopes of a greatly enhanced purse and new wrinkles that will increase the field.

At its 50th birthday the Lilac City Invitational Golf Tournament appeared to be in need of a spoonful of youthful elixir or an energy drink.

Held July 10-13 at The Fairways Golf Course at West Terrace, this milestone event's numbers may have been down, but the play and finish was not.

Tony Robydek, from Lakewood, Wash., shot a final-round 70 and a four-day total of 271 to finish 17 under par and beat Cheney High School grad Peter Sisich by two strokes to claim $5,000 first place money in a tournament that drew 60 players, 20 of who were professionals, down 33 in 2013.

But according to Fairw...

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