November 30, 2015

FAR HILLS, N.J. (AP) Diana Murphy has been nominated to a one-year term as president of the U.S. Golf Association.

If elected, she would be the second woman to be president of the USGA. Judy Bell was president in 1996-97. Murphy's husband, Reg Murphy, was USGA president in 1994-95.

Murphy is in her fifth year on the USGA executive committee. She is chair of the Championship and Compensation committees. She was elected treasurer in 2013 and has been a vice president the last two years.

Murphy lives in St. Simons Island, Georgia. She is managing director of Rocksolid Holdings, a private-equity firm for small business and real estate in the Southeast.

The election will be Feb. 6 in San Diego at the USGA's annual meeting.

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