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Murphy leaves calling card before leaving for Auburn
KELLI MURPHY UNLEASHES a smile and a fist pump after retrieving her ball from the cup following her hole in one at The Members Club at Woodcreek.
Before leaving to continue her academic and golf pursuits at Auburn University next week, Kelli Murphy had some unfinished business closer to home.Murphy, a 2014 graduate of Lugoff-Elgin High School and a six-time letterwinner for the Demons’ boys’ golf team, finished tied for seventh in the 84th Women’s Trans National Amateur Championship played over course at The Members Club at Woodcreek in Elgin on July 29 through Aug. 1.During the course of play in one of the top three events in women’s golf, Murphy fired a hole-in-one at the 15th hole --- the island green --- at Woodcreek last Thursday. The hole was playing at 160 yards as Murphy needed one swing of her 5-iron to ace the hole. Ironically, one week earlier in a practice round, she scored her first hole-in-one on the same hole.Murphy, the most decorated golfer in Lugoff-Elgin history and the junior medalist in this event two years ago, was tied for fourth place after the first three rounds of the event with a 73-73-71 -- 217.