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Murphy ready to be one of the girls at Auburn
L-E standout signs golf LOI with War Eagles
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KELLI MURPHY SIGNED her national letter-of-intent to continue her academic and golfing pursuits at Auburn University while flanked by her parents, Kathi and Peter Murphy. Looking on from behind are, from left, Lugoff-Elgin High School principal Tommy Gladden, L-E head golf coach Mike Robinson and L-E director of athletics Scott Jones.
Kelli Murphy has done about all that a high school golfer can do over a career which has one chapter left to be written in it.The Lugoff-Elgin senior has won three consecutive Columbia City women’s golf championships (2010 through 2012) in addition to numerous other tournament crowns. She was a quarterfinalist in the 2012 United States Golf Association’s Girls’ Junior Championship as well as having earned a berth into and playing in the 2013 USGA Women’s Amateur in Charleston.What Murphy has not done, to this point, is to have played on all-female team for more than a weekend tournament as she did as a member of Team Carolinas in its annual match against the top female youth golfers from Virginia and West Virginia.That will all change come next year when Murphy begins her academic and golf careers at Auburn University. After having committed to the War Eagles nearly a year ago, the oral agreement became official last Wednesday when Murphy signed a national letter-of-intent with the school and the women’s golf program.For the past five seasons, Murphy has been a staple and the lone female player on Mike Robinson’s golf team at L-E which plays its season in the spring.