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Scottish Golf mourns passing of Gordon Murray

Posted on 02/03/2020

The golf community in Scotland is deeply saddened to learn of the passing of two-time Scottish Men’s Amateur Champion Gordon Murray.

A member at Fereneze Golf Club in Renfrewshire, Murray won the competition twice in the space of three years, with success at Western Gailes in 1974 and the Old Course, St Andrews in 1976.

Gordon was one of Scotland’s top amateur golfers, representing Great Britain and Ireland in the 1977 Walker Cup at Shinnecock Hills and also had success in the 1983 Scottish Open Stroke Play Championship where he was crowned Champion at Irvine Golf Club. 

Scottish Golf CEO, Andrew McKinlay, said, “We are deeply saddened by the passing of Gordon Murray. A two-time winner of the Scottish Men’s Amateur Championship, Gordon was arguably one of Scotland’s best amateur golfers and had the ability to inspire other golfers across the country both on and off the course. The game in Scotland has lost a great role model and the thoughts of everyone at Scottish Golf are with his family and friends at this difficult time.”

Gordon Murray’s funeral will take place this Saturday, 7th March at 10am at Woodside Crematorium, Paisley and then onwards to Fereneze Golf Club.



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