Murphy wins pre-qualifier for Tour Q-School
Mark Murphy. Picture: Golf Channel

Mark Murphy. Picture: Golf Channel

Making it from the Tour to the PGA Tour is a huge achievement, as Seamus Power showed this year. 

But just making it from the mini tours to the Tour itself is no walk in the park and it took rounds of 64, 71 and 71 for Waterville's Mark Murphy to win his Pre-Qualifier to get into Stage One of the Tour Q-School in Florida earlier this week.

The former Big Break reality star won by two strokes on 10 under par from Anthony Maccaglia at St Johns Golf and Country Club in St Augustine to head the 41 players who advance to Stage One of the Q-School venues.


West Waterford's Seamus Power came through the Web.Com Tour system this season, winning automatic promotion to the PGA Tour after he finished inside the Top 25 on the second tier circuit's money list during the regular season.