Murphy in Fifth at U.S. Amateur after Two Rounds
49er Stalwart Trevor Murphy Makes Cut at One Under Par
Aug. 22, 2007
Charlotte, N.C. -
After two rounds of play, Charlotte 49ers senior Trevor Murphy (St. Johnsbury, Vt./ Burke Mountain Academy) holds fifth place at the 2007 U.S. Amateur held this week at The Olympic Club in San Francisco, Ca. At one under par, he falls behind Jason Kokrak (-3), Alex Prugh (-2), David Merkow (-2) and Derek Fathauer (-2), but will easily make the cut for match play, projected at seven over par.
Nearly 7,400 entries were accepted by the USGA for the tournament, with 36-hole sectional qualifying events held at 96 sits to determine the 315-player field. Stroke play qualifying rounds, held Monday and Tuesday, cut the field to 64, who will then enter a match play bracket to determine the champion. The winner receives a berth in the 2008 U.S. Open and British Open, along with a likely invitation to play in the 2008 Masters Tournament.
The Golf Channel will televise portions of the match play rounds on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. NBC will air coverage of the semifinal and championship matches Saturday and Sunday.
Murphy keyed the 49ers back-to-back berths in the 2006 and 2007 NCAA Championships. Charlotte captured the Atlantic 10 titles both years and advanced through the NCAA East Regionals to the 30-team National Championships. This past year, Charlotte finished third in the NCAA Championships, matching the highest finish of any 49ers program in NCAA Tournament competition.