No Joy for Murphy in France

John Murpyh Apr 2017There 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.

Murphy in contention in France

CGN_Lee Valley SSC_23rd Apr 2017-639John Murphy is in the top five heading into the final day of the French Amateur Open at Chantilly Golf Club.  Murphy started the second round in a tie for 12th place but shot 3 under to jump up seven places.  Murphy had six birdies but a cold putter and lost ball meant that he dropped three shots to sign for a 68.

With 36 holes to come tomorrow the Kinsale teenager will fancy his chances even though there’s a four shot gap between himself and the leader.  Denmark’s Marcus Helligkilde is in the lead on his own on -7 while Raphael Geissler (Germany) is in second place on -6.  Murphy had an Continue reading