Lori Murphy is no stranger to the game of women's golf. Winning major tournaments and later directing them has given Murphy an unparalleled wealth of experience.
Serving as an assistant golf coach since 1993, Murphy is in her fifth year as the exclusive assistant coach for the UW women's program. The Wisconsin native assisted both the men's and women's golf teams from 1993-2003. The women's team has become increasingly competitive during her tenure, making its first trip to the NCAA championship in 2003.
Noted for her organizational abilities and knowledge of golf, Murphy served as the director of the highly successful 1998 NCAA Division I Golf Championship held at University Ridge Golf Course.
A former member of the Ladies Professional Golf Association tour, Murphy competed professionally from 1982-84. She also competed on the Women's Professional Golf Association mini-tour from 1981-82.
Murphy worked as a a golf instructor at a number of country clubs in Florida and Pennsylvania before joining the staff at Maple Bluff Country Club in Madison, serving as an assistant golf professional from 1986-89. She was the tournament director for the Wisconsin PGA for five years and is a Class A member of the PGA.
A four-year letterwinner in golf at the University of Texas, Murphy graduated with honors in 1980 with a degree in interior design.
Murphy (formerly Huxhold) is a native of Fond du Lac, Wis., and won the 1979 Wisconsin State Amateur title. She and her husband Michael are the parents of Sean, 15, and Kelsey, 12.