Murphy played well in the first round, hitting five birdies, nine shots for par, three bogeys and one double-bogey on the first 18 holes. He stayed consistent in the second round, shooting for par on 11 holes and cashing in on four birdies.
Senior David Fink had a solid outing in his first go around, shooting a 2-under 70. The second round was not as kind, as he posted a 7-over 79. Fink ended the day in a seven-way tie for 28th place.
Junior Alex Franklin and Junior Scott Kim tied for 41st after each recording a 7-over 73-78--151 on the first day in San Diego.
Redshirt freshman Brett Johnson struggled to find rhythm on day one, shooting a 13-over 78-79--157 for the Beavers.
The final round will begin at 7:30 a.m. on Tuesday with players starting on the first and 10th holes.
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Course:San Diego Country Club: 2014 Black Tees Par 72 - 7033 Yards