Murphy wins Sunnehanna Amateur

JOHNSTOWN – The University of South Carolina’s Will Murphy defeated Shreveport, La.’s Sam Burns in a three-hole aggregate score playoff to capture the 61st annual Sunnehanna Amateur Golf Tournament on Saturday.

Murphy and Burns were tied at 6 under par through regulation. Murphy took the lead with a par on the first hole, while Burns bogeyed. After both bogeyed the second hole, Murphy made par on No. 7 to emerge victorious.

Murphy was tied for second behind Burns to start the day.

Murphy and Burns finished regulation a stroke ahead of Xander Schauffele and Nathan Smith. Rico Hoey was fifth at 4-under.