Murphy pipped for Irish Intervarsities Championship

 

Eoin Murphy

EOIN Murphy went very close to keep the Irish Intervarsities title in Dundalk at Rosapenna when he was pipped for the title by one shot by James McVicker of Ulster University.

Playing for DKIT, Murphy jumped eight places in the final round after shooting a superb four under par 67 that included six birdies. He was holding the clubhouse lead when McVicker sank a 10 foot par putt on the last to pip him for the title which was won last year by his Dundalk team-mate Caolan Rafferty.

After opening the competition with a two over par 73, Murphy shot 78 in the second round after opening dropping five shots over the first three holes and then another five shots over the first three holes of the back nine.

In addition to his second place finish, Murphy was also tied first for most birdies (13) and the best Par Five average (4.33).

Josh Mackin was also in action In Rosapenna and the DKIT student shot rounds of 75, 75 and 78 to finish 11th while Sean Laverty missed the cut.