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By Paul Delaney
Staff Reporter 

Good old Lilac Invitational has plenty newness

Four-day, 72-hole tournament kicks off run July 5 at The Fairways


Derek Barron, 2016 Lilac Invitational winner, sizes up a putt on the final day of competition.

The area's oldest, and longest, professional golf tournament has an injection of the Fountain of Youth.

The 2018 Lilac takes place July 5 – 8 at the Fairways Golf Course located between Cheney and Spokane on the West Plains.

And among the changes, and thanks to some additional fill material brought in from a neighboring construction project, the course now has two new back tees to challenge this year's field as well as some increased mounding.

The back tee on No. 5 will be stretched out an additional 60 yards, making the par-5 play as long as 585 yards. The par 3, No. 7 will gain anot...

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