Murphy garners No. 2 seed at Am

EUGENE — Kevin Murphy of Rogue River put together two solid days of stroke-play qualifying to finish second and take a No. 2 seed into the start of match play today at the 104th Oregon Amateur Championship.

Murphy, who will be a freshman at Oregon State in the fall, backed up an opening-round 72 with a 3-under-par 69 on Tuesday to finish with a 141 score at Eugene Country Club. Incoming Oregon freshman Thomas Lim of Moorpark, Calif., set the standard, however, with an impressive two-day total of 135 to earn medalist honors.

Lim's second round, which started on the 10th hole, included a 5-under-par 32 on the back nine with five birdies, no pars and a 1-under 34 on the front that included one eagle and a bogey.

Murphy will open match play against Portland's Chris Maletis at 12:24 p.m. today.

On the women's side, Caroline Inglis of Eugene will head into match play as the No. 1 seed after rounds of 75 and 74 put the University of Oregon player at 5 over.

Round of 64 men's match play begins at 8 a.m. today, along with the 32-player women's field. For complete coverage and brackets, visit www.oregonamateur.org.


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