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Mary Murphy
Rookie Year
Race to CME Points

5'8 1/2"... Graduated in 1981 from Southern Methodist University... Credits her father Jim, Jack Harden, Earl Stewart, Bob Riblet and Chuck Mumma as individuals having most influenced her career... Lists being a co-medalist at the 1985 LPGA Qualifying Tournament as her greatest thrill in golf... Enjoys Atlanta Braves baseball and Notre Dame football.

Career Highlights

  • Joined the Tour in 1985.
  • In her rookie season, she finished sixth in the 1986 Cellular One-PING Golf Championship.
  • In 1987, she had a shoulder injury and played a limited schedule.
  • In 1988, she tied for 16th at the Circle K LPGA Tucson Open and tied for 19th at the Chrysler-Plymouth Classic.
  • Posted her career-best finish, a solo fifth, at the 1990 U.S. Women's Open.
  • Had the most successful financial season of her career in 1992 with earnings of $33,741.
  • Tied for ninth at the 1992 Oldsmobile Classic, where she posted a new career-low round of 67 during the second round. She later tied it during the second round of the 1992 SAFECO Classic.
  • Posted a new career-low scoring average of 74.21 in 1992.
  • Tied her career-low score of 67 during the first round of the 1993 Youngstown-Warren LPGA Classic.

    Murphy had a successful year in 1977 as a junior, winning the National Junior Championship and finishing as runner-up in the Junior World. She was the 1978 Harder Hall champion and a 1978 quarter-finalist in the Western Women's Championship. Also in 1978, Murphy was named an All-American while attending Southern Methodist University. Her team captured the NCAA National Championship in 1979.