Connor Murphy started his day at Trophy Club (Texas) Country Club with an 11 on the par-4 first hole. It wouldn’t be terribly significant but for the fact that Murphy was entered in a Monday qualifier for this week’s Veritex Bank Championship on the Korn Ferry Tour.
Unfortunately it got worse – much worse – from there.
Murphy, from Encino, California, had two more doubles and a triple on the front nine at Trophy Club, but also made four pars and a birdie at the par-5 fifth – far and away the highlight of the day. After turning with a 14-over 50 on the front nine, Murphy went off the deep end. His back nine ended with a 12 on the par-5 18th hole for a 58.
At 36-over 108 for 18 holes, Murphy finished 139th, last of those to finish the round and 16 shots behind Taylor Carruthers, an amateur from Granbury, Texas.
Here’s a look a Murphy’s full scorecard.
After looking at the card, what’s arguably most remarkable about Murphy’s day is how one of the two men paired with him fared. Josh Hart, a professional from Jupiter, Florida, managed a 2-under 70, which still left him four shots short of being in contention for one of four spots in the tournament. Amateur Anthony Gregory, the third member of the group, had an 86.