Strong finish for Murray

ZACH Murray has finished his first round in a professional tournament at 3-under after a rollercoaster ride start to the $100,000 Victorian PGA at the Heritage Golf Club.

The Wodonga teenager, still playing as an amateur, carded six birdies in his opening round but a double bogey and bogey marred his score.

Late yesterday Murray, 16, was in a tie for 13th, four shots behind New Zealand’s US and European tour veteran Mark Brown.

Murray, who started his round on the 10th tee, was even with the card after a double bogey six at the Par-4 16th.

But three birdies on the inward nine including the last hole had him well inside the cut.

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