Murphy starts well at Azalea Invitational

John Murphy pictured in his Louisville Cardinals colours

Kinsale’s John Murphy continues to look the height of consistency after opening with a one-under par round of 70 at the Azalea Invitational.

The Cork man, who returned to Louisville for his extra year of eligibility, carded three birdies and two bogeys in an opening effort that sees him trail Palmer Jackson by five strokes heading into day two.

Murphy, who was recently ranked at number 25 in a list of the top-25 golfers in the PGA Tour University rankings, has been an ever-present in the Louisville team in recent times with his performances, both on and off the golf course, rewarded with the 2020 Byron Nelson Award.


Murphy has already cemented his position as one of Louisville’s elite golfers. He holds the third-best career stroke average in program history at 71.98, and is one of four players in school history to win a pair of events in a season. He ended the year with a school record 69.59 stroke average and earned a pair of individual victories during his senior season — the first two wins of his career. He won the Bearcat Invitational by shooting a 17-under-par and fired a 7-under-par 65 to capture the rain-shortened Dorado Beach Invitational.

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