Merrick Finishes in a Tie for 23rd at NCAA Golf

June 1, 2002

UCLA sophomore John Merrick tied for 23rd place at the NCAA Men's Golf Championships, hosted by Ohio State at its Scarlet Course in Columbus, OH.

Merrick, UCLA's lone qualifier, posted a final round score of 72 to finish eight shots behind the winner. His 72-hole score of 284 was even par.

Georgia Tech's Troy Matteson won the individual title with an eight-under par total of 276. He posted a final round score of 67, five-under par. Adam Rubinson of TCU finished second at 277 and Oklahoma State's Hunter Mahan was third at 278.

Minnesota surprised the field by firing a six-under par team score of 278 in the final round to win the team championship with a 72-hole score of 1,134, two-under par. Georgia Tech, the third round leader, posted a final round score of one-over par 285 and placed second at 1,138, two-over par.

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