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Rain cannot cool off what has been a hot spring for Murphy
Former L-E standout wins CGA Four-Ball tourney
ELGINS KELLI MURPHY (right) holds up the Vicki Hillen Memorial Trophy after she and her playing partner, Reona Hirai of Summerville, teamed up to win the 40th Carolinas Womens Four-Ball on Wednesday in Southern Pines, N.C. - photo by Photo courtesy of the Carolinas Golf Association
SOUTHERN PINES, N.C. --- Elgin’s Kelli Murphy, a rising senior at Auburn University, teamed with Furman University rising sophomore Reona Hirai to finish 5-under-par 66 and win the championship division of the 40th Carolinas Women’s Four-Ball on Wednesday. The championship, played over the Pine Needles Lodge & Gold Club course, was reduced to an 18-hole format after inclement weather canceled the first round. Murphy, a Lugoff-Elgin graduate and a standout on Mike Robinson’s boys’ golf team in high school, claimed her fifth Carolinas Golf Association title and her first since 2014, when she won both the Carolinas Young Amateur and Vicki DiSantis Junior Girls’.