Eighth for Murphy as Higgins misses cut

There were contrasting fortunes over the past week for Waterville professionals Mark Murphy and David Higgins as Murphy fired a level par final round 72 to claim eight place in the Dominican Republic on the Latin-American Tour, but rounds of 75 and 76 saw his compatriot Higgins miss the cut at the Nordea Masters in Sweden.

Murphy now has a break from Latin-America until October when the tour resumes again but he will concentrate on the Alps Tour and Challenge Tour in Europe while Higgins urgently needs a change in fortunes if he is to hold on to his European Tour Card.

Missed cuts in three of the six events in which he has played, see Higgins currently ranked at 195th in the Race to Dubai (Money List) so a big improvement is needed over the next number of months.

He is in the field again for this week's Lyoness Tournament in Austria.


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