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Murphy hangs on for Lilac City Invite victory

First-time winner survives rugged finish to claim title


Last updated 7/12/2018 at 2:35pm

Paul Delaney

Vinnie Murphy III shows off the Joe Durgan trophy he will have his name engraved on following his victory last Sunday in the Lilac City Invitational golf tournament at The Fairways.

Staff ReporterPuyallup's Vinnie Murphy III decided at the last minute to enter the Lilac City Invitational.

Turns out it was the right choice for the 23-year-old as he survived a brutal final hole and held on for a one-stroke victory over Sammamish's Li Wang and Shane Prante July 8 at The Fairways Golf Course on the West Plains.

Murphy, a recent graduate of Grand Canyon University in Phoenix, Ariz. used a 4-under 68, a four-day total of 274 to win $10,000. Prante equaled Murphy's final found 68 while Wang mirrored Saturday's 67 for their tournament total of 275. The two each earned $3,500....

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