July 3, 2003
UCLA senior John Merrick is tied for the lead at the 100th Scratch Players Championship, hosted by Steveinson Ranch near Modesto, CA.
Merrick fired rounds of 69-68--137 and is tied with USC's Taylor Wood at seven-under par. Teammates Travis Johnson and Steve Conway are close behind. Johnson posted rounds of 71-68 and is fifth at five-under par 139, and Conway is tied for sixth at four-under par after carding a pair of 70s. Junior John Poucher is tied for 14th at two-under 142 (74-68) and senior Roy Moon is tied for 35th at two-over par 146 (76-70).
Third round action continues on Thursday.