Murphy shares 16th as Cardinals bag fourth place finish at North Ranch

John Murphy at the 2018 World Amateur Teams Championship (Photo By Matt Browne/Sportsfile via Getty Images)

John Murphy helped the University of Louisville men’s golf team to fourth place at the Southwestern Invitational at the North Ranch Country Club on Wednesday.

The Cardinals moved into pole position by a stroke with nine holes to play before coming unstuck on their way to a 306, 21-over par three day total. San Diego State won the tournament for the third time, while Arizona State’s David Puig was the overall individual winner.

For Kinsale’s Murphy, he enjoyed a 16th place result in the individual standings, returning rounds of 75, 72 and 75 for a six-over 54-hole tally. Fellow Irishman Devin Morley made it four top-30 finishers for the Cardinals with a tied 26th finish after rounds of 72, 76 and 78. Teammate Matthias Schmid was in contention for the title before a final round 77 saw him settle for third.

The Cardinals return to action at the All-American Invitational in Humble, Texas, on Feb. 14-16.


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