There was no joy for John Murphy in Paris today as he tried to improve his position at the French Amateur Open. Murphy was tied for 5th place after 36 holes and with 36 more to play today. Unfortunately the Kinsale man couldn’t capitalise and a morning 72 (+1) meant that a win was out of reach. Things weren’t much better in the final round this afternoon, an eagle on the par five ninth was the only positive to report. He singed for a 74 in the afternoon giving him a final score of +2 in a tie for 20th place. Murphy is staying in France this week and will play in the Alps Tour event that takes place in ClementAder.