June 6, 2014
CONWAY - Coastal Carolina head men's golf coach Kevin McPherson announced that Vinnie Murphy and Harrison Frye have signed National Letters of Intent and will be part of the Chanticleer program for the 2014-2015 season.
Murphy (Edgewood, Wash. / Puyallup Senior HS / South Mountain (Ariz.) CC) won the Phil Mickelson Award as the 2014 National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Division II Freshman of the Year, earned NJCAA Division II PING first team All-American honors and was named to the Golf Coaches Association of America NJCAA Division II All-Freshman team. This past season, Murphy helped South Mountain win the Arizona Community College Athletic Conference (ACCAC) title, while earning All-ACCAC. He posted a 70.9 scoring average, thanks to a 4-under par 140 (72-68) in winning the Paradise Valley Invitational. In addition, he was runner-up three times and had seven total top 10 finishes. Murphy, who had a 3.87 GPA, has placed outside the top 20 just once in nine events. At Puyallup High School, Murphy was a three-time South Puget Sound League 4A medalist. Murphy will come to Coastal as a sophomore with three years of eligibility remaining.
Frye (Gastonia, N.C. / Forestview HS) helped his squad win the North Carolina 3A State Championship this past season, as he placed fourth individually with a two-round total of 145 (72-73). Prior to the state title, he earned the Big South 2A/3A Conference Golfer of the Year Award, posting a stroke average of 70.5, and helped Forestview finish off its 10th consecutive conference team championship. This past fall, he took medalist honors in back-to-back events, winning the American Junior Golf Association Boys Senior Championship and Future Collegians World Tour at Mystic Dunes. He was named to the 2013 N.C. Boys' All-State Golf Team (third team) by the Tarheel Youth Golf Association and the Carolinas Golf Association.