John Merrick Wins Long Beach Title

July 9, 2002

UCLA junior John Merrick this week won his second consecutive Long Beach Men's City Championship at Skylinks Golf Course.

Merrick, 20, fired rounds of 68-65-70-203 to win by eight shots over Justin Lee of Las Vegas, NV. Merrick's score was 13-under par.

Sophomore Breene Murphy tied for third place at four-under par 212 and senior Sang Eun-Ji tied for sixth at 213, three-under. Murphy posted scores of 73-67-72 and Ji had rounds of 73-67-73.

Junior Roy Moon tied for 34th at 219.

Merrick won last year's Long Beach tournament with a 15-under par score of 201. He is the defending Southern California Amateur Champion. The 103rd SCGA Amateur Championship will be played July 12-14 at El Cabellero CC.

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