GENERAL: A powerful driver who has good length ... excellent example and great role model who is a fantastic representative of what Cal golf is about ... solid in all components of the game, excellent short game and a great competitor.
CAL CAREER: Had career totals of 15 events played, 47 rounds, 3,428 strokes and a stroke average of 72.9 ... played in two Pac-10 Championships and one NCAA Regional ... posted a career-low round of 67 at Western Intercollegiate in 2010-11 ... top finish came as a 2008-09 junior when he took second at Wolverine Invitational ... posted the lowest or tied for the lowest score by a Cal player five times and also had five top-10 performances (all as a junior in 2008-09).
2010-11 (AS A SENIOR): Shared the team's Coaches Award with the squad's three other seniors and co-captains Evan Derian, Stephen Hale and Eric Mina ... played three times, twice as part of the team's lineup and once as an individual ... totaled 10 rounds, 735 shots and a stroke average of 73.5 ... best finish of the season came when he tied for 35th at ASU Thunderbird Invitational (73-71-74 - 218) playing as an individual in his first collegiate action since 2008-09 ... earned a spot in the team's lineup for the Pac-10 Championship and finished tied for 42nd (71-77-71-76 - 295, +15) ... tied for 47th at Western Intercollegiate (67-76-79 - 222, +12), with his opening round 67 putting him in a tie for sixth place after the first round.
2009-10 (AS A SENIOR): Redshirted ... did not play.
2008-09 (AS A JUNIOR): Transferred to Cal from Old Dominion and was an All-Pac-10 honorable mention selection ... chosen by the Golf Coaches Association of America as an All-America Scholar ... competed in 12 events and had 2,963 strokes over 37 rounds for a team-low 72.8 stroke average, finishing in the top 40 each time he competed ... posted the lowest or tied for the lowest score by a Cal player five times and also had five top-10 performances ... best collegiate finish came with a runner-up showing at Wolverine Intercollegiate (68-71-68 - 207, -6), where he twice tied a season low with a round of 68 ... impressive fifth-place performance at Pac-10 Championship (69-74-69-72 - 284, -4) ... tied for seventh at Husky Invitational (73-70-74 - 217, +1) and ASU Thunderbird Invitational (74-68-70 - 212, -1), tying a season low with 68 in the second round of the latter ... tied for 10th at San Francisco Intercollegiate (73-71-72 - 216,+3) ... tied for 11th at National Invitational (73-71-72 - 216, E) ... tied for 12th at NCAA Austin Regional (76-71-74 - 221, +8) ... tied for 15th at Arizona Intercollegiate (72-73-71 - 216, +3) ... tied for 34th at U.S. Intercollegiate (69-73-70 - 212, +2) ... tied for 36th at Western Intercollegiate (74-76-77 - 227, +17) ... tied for 39th at The Prestige (81-74-74 - 229, +13).
AT OLD DOMINION:
HIGH SCHOOL: Four-time all-state and conference MVP selection ... stayed in Golfweek's top-100 rankings his entire senior year ... helped lead team to state titles in 2002 and 2004 ... played one season of prep hockey as a freshman ... a member of the academic honor roll.
OTHER: Full name is John Edward Murphy ... received his bachelor's degree from Cal in interdisciplinary studies with an emphasis on consumer behavior and globalization in May of 2011 ... parents are Kevin and Janet Murphy ... brother, Brian Murphy, is a former member of the Cal men's golf program who transferred to Villanova in the fall of 2010 but then transferred back to Cal in the fall of 2011 ... father was selected to the University of Rhode Island Hall of Fame for soccer and played professionally ... born January 27, 1987, in Norwalk, Conn.
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LAST UPDATED: May 11, 2012