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.