Murphy Named PING Honorable Mention All-American
June 19, 2014
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- South Carolina's Will Murphy has been named to the PING Honorable Mention All-America Team, the Golf Coaches Association of America announced Thursday.
Murphy, a rising senior, is the 20th Gamecock golfer to receive All-America honors all-time. It's the second-straight year a Carolina golfer has been named to the team, as Matt NeSmith garnered honorable mention honors a year ago as a freshman. Murphy also earned All-America honors this season with a tie for 15th finish at the NCAA Championship.
A native of Columbia, S.C., Murphy played a key role in South Carolina's postseason run, leading the Gamecocks to fifth-place finishes at the SEC Championship and NCAA Eugene Regional and a ninth-place finish at the NCAA Championship, which is the program's second-highest finish all-time at the event. He finished tied for fifth at the SEC Championship with a career-low 54-hole total of 205 (-5). At the NCAA Championship, Murphy earned his first career All-America honor by finishing tied for 15th with a total of 208 (-2), the lowest 54-hole NCAA Championship total in program history.
On the season, Murphy played in all 12 tournaments and helped the Gamecocks match the school record with nine top-five finishes, including three wins. He recorded five top-20 finishes and wrapped up the season with a stroke average of 72.63, which is the lowest in a single season by a junior in school history.
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