MUSCLE SHOALS, Ala. – On Monday afternoon Coker’s sophomore Jake Murphy (Hamilton, N.J.) opened play in the first of three rounds of the 2011 NCAA Division II Men’s Golf Tournament at the on the par 72, 7,150 yard Fighting Joe Course at the Robert Trent Jones at the Shoals Golf Club.
Murphy got his run toward the national championship off to a good start by firing a two over par 74 in the opening round placing him in a tie for 21st place. Murphy is just five shots off the leaders at three under par, 69.
Murphy tees off for the second round of play on Tuesday at 9:50 a.m. Fans can follow the action online with live hole-by-hole scoring on www.ncaa.com or follow Coach Tommy Baker’s Twitter updates @coachbaker.