Gary Murphy back to Q-School, McElroy joins him

Gary Murphy in the 2011 Portugal Masters. Picture Fran Caffrey www.golffile.ieFormer tour player Gary Murphy has come out of retirement for next month’s European Tour Qualifying School First Stage.
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Higgins wins Irish PGA in play-off

Davids Higgins followed in the footsteps of his father Liam by winning the PGA Irish Championship after a three hole play-off at Mount Juliet. David Higgins followed in his father Liam’s footsteps when he captured the Irish PGA Championship with a brilliant birdie at the third extra hole of a sudden death play-off at Mount Juliet.
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Lawrie clinches US Open debut after play-off

Peter Lawrie got a close up view of the US Open trophy during the BMW PGA last week. Picture Fran Caffrey/www.golffile.ieJust 24 hours after finishing fourth in the BMW PGA at Wentworth, Peter Lawrie claimed one of 11 places on offer in Sectional Qualifying at Walton Heath to secure his US Open debut at the Olympic Club in San Francisco from June 14-17.
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Pride kicks in as Lawrie leads in Sicily

Peter Lawrie hits off the 15th at Verdura Golf and Spa Resort. Photo Jenny Matthews/www.golffile.iePeter Lawrie rebounded spectacularly from a devastating second round meltdown in Morocco last week to grab the first round lead in the Sicilian Open with an eight under 64.
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No Big Break for Mark Murphy in Sicily

Verdura Golf & Spa Resort, Sicily Mark Murphy took advantage of one of the prizes he claimed with his Big Break win by putting on a fine performance last week’s Hassan Trophy.

But while the Waterville player was desperate to clinch another sponsor’s invitation for this week’s Sicilian Open, it’s Killkenny’s Gary Murphy who comes out of retirement to tee it up at Ventura Golf and Spa Resort.

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