Second place for Murphy at Ulster Boys

Eoin Murphy

Eoin Murphy bowed out of Boys Golf with a super performance at the Ulster Boys Championship in Royal Portrush where he finished second to Thomas Higgins of Roscommon.

Higgins led from post to pillar after opening with a 66 and Murphy found himself 10 shots off the lead after shooting a five over par 76 in the first round.

However, he hauled himself back into contention with a bogey free seven under par 64 as he reeled off seven birdies to move up the leaderboard into fourth place, five shots behind Higgins.

In the final round Murphy had three birdies and one bogey for a two part 69 but, while that was enough to leapfrog into second place, it wasn’t enough to haul back Higgins who also shot 69 to keep his five shot margin over the Dundalk player.

Murphy went into the tournament with a plus one handicap and his two rounds under par were enough to push him out to plus two and see him achieve one of his major goals for the year.