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Raleigh native has good showing in UNC Health Championship

Grayson Murray holes abogey putt Friday, June 2 in the UNC Health Championship in Raleigh. Photo by Chasing Fowl Photography

RALEIGH — Grayson Murray, a native of the state capital, took the solo lead this weekend at the UNC Health Championship.

Murray put together a solid round of golf at the Raleigh Country Club on Saturday carding a -4 score of 66. This is Murray’s third round in the mid-60s this week, following his Thursday and Friday rounds of 66 and 65.

Murray’s third round didn’t get off to the hottest start Saturday, starting his round off missing back-to-back fairways and finding himself +1 after the first two holes.

Murray then proceeded to rattle off three birdies in the following five holes to right the ship and get back to red numbers for the day.

Murray would round off his hot streak with solid back nine play to end the day -4 and tournament total of -13.


Murray could end up a fan favorite going into the final round with his local roots. He was born in Raleigh and played college golf at Wake Forest University and ECU, before finishing his collegiate career at Arizona State University.

Murray currently resides in Raleigh and, according to his PGA bio, “Supports The First Tee of the Triangle, providing kids in his hometown the opportunity to learn the game.”

Murray has had somewhat of a tough 2023 season thus far playing in seven events yet only making the cut in two.

Murray held a one-shot lead heading into the final round Sunday over his pairing partner Kyle Westmoreland.

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