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Alan Murray
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Born (1940-06-17)17 June 1940
Sydney, New South Wales
Died 24 May 2019(2019-05-24) (aged 78)
Perth, Western Australia
Nationality  Australia
Status Professional
Professional wins 76
Best results in Major Championships
The Open Championship T19: 1964

Alan Albert Murray (17 June 1940 – 24 May 2019) 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 1961 Australian PGA Championship, 1962 French Open, and the 1967 Wills Masters. 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.

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

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

Professional wins (51)

Australian circuit wins (19)

  • 1960 Queensland Open, Albury Open
  • 1961 Tasmanian Open, New South Wales PGA, Victorian Open, Australian PGA Championship, NSW Cup
  • 1963 North Coast Open
  • 1965 Tasmanian Open, Victorian PGA Championship, Victorian Open, NBC 3
  • 1966 City of Sydney Open, Wagga City Open
  • 1967 Wills Masters, Wagga City Open
  • 1968 City of Sydney Open
  • 1969 Tasmanian Open
  • 1971 Forbes Classic

European circuit wins (1)

  • 1962 French Open

Japanese circuit wins (1)

  • 1963 Dunlop Invitational

Singapore circuit wins (5)

  • 1973 Keppel Open, Sembawang Open, Rolex Masters
  • 1975 Rolex Masters
  • 1978 Rolex Masters

Other Asian wins (2)

  • 1973 Seletar Open
  • 1974 Tengah Open

Other wins (23)

  • 1958 PGA Golf Assistants State Championships
  • 1960 Albury Open, Lismore Open
  • 1961 NSW Jubilee Open, Pymble Cup, Killara Cup, Asquith Cup, Yarrawonga Open
  • 1962 David Low Invitational Carnoustie (Europe)
  • 1963 Liquor Trades Tournament, Kilara Cup, Ashlar Cup
  • 1964 Oatlands Cup, McKay Open
  • 1965 Eastlakes Cup, Rockhampton Open
  • 1967 Chatswood Open
  • 1969 Cromer Open, Strathfield Open, Rotarua Open, Queenstown Open, Mudgee Open
  • 1973 19th D.S.R.A International Tournament

Team appearances

  • World Cup (representing Australia): 1967
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