Alan Murray (golfer)

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Alan Albert Murray (17 June 1940 – 24 May 2019)[1] was an Australian professional golfer.

Murray was born in Sydney, and was educated at North Sydney Boys High School. He played golf worldwide, winning 76 tournaments including the 1962 French Open, the 1961 Australian PGA Championship and the 1967 Australian Wills Masters.[1] He was the 1961 Australian PGA Order of Merit winner. In his only start in a major championship, he finished tied for 19th in the 1964 Open Championship. Murray represented Australia in the 1967 World Cup at Mexico City.[1]

Murray was a Life Member of the PGA of Australia[2] since 2005 and a co-founder, president and Life Member of the Singapore PGA.[1] He was the principal director of Champions Golf Academy, and coached players of all standards in South East Asia for the past 36 years.[2]

Murray died in Perth, Western Australia on 24 May 2019 after a long battle with skin cancer.[3]

Tournament wins (76)[edit]

Australian wins (21)[edit]

European wins (2)[edit]

Asian wins (8)[edit]

Other wins (43)[edit]

  • 1973 19th D.S.R.A International Tournament
  • 1971 Wills Pro-Am
  • 1969 Cromer Open, Mona Vale Pro Am, Strathfield Open, Rotarua Open, Queenstown Open, Mudgee Open
  • 1967 Chatswood Open
  • 1965 Devonport Purse, Eastlakes Cup, Long Reef Pro Am, Mt Lofty Pro Am, Northern Rivers Pro-am, Rockhampton Open, Singapore Open Pro-Am, Carnarvon Purse
  • 1964 Oatlands Cup, Singapore Open Pro-Am, Richmond Purse, Roseville Purse, McKay Open
  • 1963 Liquor Trades Tournament, Kilara Cup, Ashlar Cup
  • 1962 Belmont Purse, Roseville Purse, Manley Purse, St Michaels Purse
  • 1961 NSW Jubilee Open, Pymble Cup, Killara Cup, Stockton Pro am, Kempsey Pro am, Asquith Cup, Yarrawonga Open, Dimboola pro am, Oatlands Purse, Richmond Purse
  • 1960 Strathfield Purse, Albury Open, Lismore Open
  • 1959 Victoria Park Purse
  • 1958 Roseville Gold Mashie Cup, PGA Golf Assistants State Championships

Team appearances[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d Asian Senior Masters profile Archived 7 July 2011 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ a b Champions Golf Academy profile
  3. ^ "Golf: Singapore Professional Golfers Association co-founder Alan Murray dies at 78". The Straits Times. 25 May 2019. Retrieved 26 May 2019.