First season in the Emory program saw him total 15 rounds of play over six tournaments, averaging 74.73 strokes per outing ... Recorded three rounds of par or better ... Top 18-hole performance was a three-under par 69 on the opening day of play at the Rhodes College Fall Classic, which would go on to tie as the third-best round by an Eagle during the season ...Ranked second among the Emory contingent and was 10th out of 102 players at the Oglethorpe/Royal Lakes Invitational (Oct. 3-4) with an even par 144 (71-73) ... Competed as an individual at the Jekyll Island Collegiate Invitational (Mar. 17-19) and placed 26th on the 150-player leader board with a 54-hole showing of seven-over par 223, that included a final-day performances of one-under par 71.
Prior To Emory:
Joins the Emory program after spending two years at Georgia State University … After redshirting as a freshman, he played in four tournaments for the Panthers during the 2015-16 campaign … Finished with a 78.67 scoring average over 12 rounds of play … Posted a tie for 50th at the Cabo del Sol Intercollegiate, registering rounds of 75 and 76 … Opened the AutoTrader.com Collegiate Classic with a 74 … Tied a season-low with a second-round at the Furman Intercollegiate … Made GSU's Dean's List in the fall of 2015.
Played as a prep at Marist High School, helping that program to state titles in 2012, 2013 and 2014 along with Region 6 crowns in 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 … Served as captain his senior season and earned GHSA All-State acclaim in 2013 … All-region honoree on three occasions … Was coached at Marist by Matt Romano … 2016 Georgia State Amateur Medalist … Won the 2013 Georgia Junior PGA Championship and competed in the Junior PGA Championship.
Son of TJ and Kathy Murphy ... Born August 15.