Murphy season ends at district tourney


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BEAVERCREEK – The golf season for Wilmington junior Jack Murphy ended Thursday at the Division I district tournament at Beavercreek Golf Club.

Murphy had a 5-over par 77 on the 6,488 yard layout. His round started no a brisk, breezy day with plenty of clouds and cool temperatures. Later in the round, the sun came out and warmed things up a bit near the end of his first nine holes.

“He battled the entire first (nine) with an eagle and three bogeys,” WHS coach Phil Gilmore said. “Then he had some three putts (holes) on his final nine, one on a par 5 for par and that set the tone for the rest of the round.”

Murphy’s eagle came on No. 15 and brought him back to even par. He hit a drive of approximately 350 yards. His second shot was on the green but 25-30 feet away from the hole.

However, he rolled in the long putt and pumped his fist to erase a couple of bogeys. He was unable to take advantage of that momentum and finished at 5-over.

There were four golfers tied with 74s that had a playoff to determine the three individual golfers who would advance to the state tournament. There were two golfers with 75s and two with 76s.

Murphy was one of seven golfers with a 77.

“What a year Jack had,” Gilmore said. “He should be very proud of the way he played all year.”

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