Alan Murray, Paul Dunne’s Caddie: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

Paul Dunne

Paul Dunne with his caddy, Alan Murray. (Getty)

History is being made at the 2015 British Open.

An amateur by the name of Paul Dunne is tied for the lead heading into the final round.

At 22, he likely isn’t used to the media attention he is about to be swarmed with.

But Dunne has a familiar face with him along the way. His caddie, Alan Murray, is also his college golf coach.

Here’s what you need to know about Murray:


1. Murray Is the Head Golf Coach at UAB

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Murray is the head golf coach at UAB in Birmingham, Alabama.

The 2014-15 season was the 32-year-old’s second year with the Blazers.

Before being named head coach in 2013, Murray served as an assistant for the team for 3 seasons.

2010 U.S. Open winner Graeme McDowell also played at UAB in the early 2000s.



2. Murray Was GolfWeek’s Coach of the Year In 2013-14

In his first season, UAB made the NCAA Championships for the 5th time in program history.

Dunne earned All-America honors, while 4 players were named to All-Conference USA.

For his efforts, Murray was named the National Coach of the Year by Golfweek.



3. He Was An All-Conference Player at Toledo

Murray played college golf at Toledo from 1998-2002.

As a senior, he earned first-team All-MAC honors and led the Rockets to the 2002 MAC Championship.

He was an assistant pro at the Toledo Country Club after playing for Toledo.



4. Like Dunne, Murray Is Also From Ireland

Paul Dunne

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Murray and Dunne both hail from Ireland.

Murray is from Bray, while Dunne is from Graystones.



5. He Played On European Challenge Tour & Europro Tour

After Toledo and before joining the UAB coaching staff, Murray played on the European Challenge and Europro Tours.

The Challenge Tour is the second-tier professional tour in Europe.

The Europro Tour is developmental European tour created in 2002.

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