Austin Rustand | Posted: 1 May 2023 | Updated: 7 Aug 2023

Jones, Lundell, Brenchley and Brockbank earn All-WCC Honors

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Zac Jones, Carson Lundell, Max Brenchley and Bruce Brockbank receive All-WCC honors.
Zac Jones named to All-WCC First Team. Carson Lundell named to All-WCC First Team. Max Brenchley named All-WCC Honorable Mention. Bruce Brockbank named WCC Coach of the Year.

SAN MATEO, Calif. — BYU men’s golfers Zac Jones, Carson Lundell and Max Brenchley as well as head coach Bruce Brockbank each received All-Conference honors, the West Coast Conference announced Monday.

“I’m super proud of Zac, Carson and Max,” said BYU director of golf Todd Miller. “They have worked so hard this season to unlock the potential Bruce and I knew they had. It’s nice to see their hard work and their strong play recognized by the conference.”

Jones was named to the All-WCC First Team after taking home the West Coast Conference individual championship last week. The sophomore fired rounds of 69-66-72—207 to finish at 9-under par, before making a birdie on the first hole of the sudden-death playoff to capture his second individual title of the season.

His other win came in January at the Arizona Intercollegiate where Jones carded scores of 65-69-66—200. Jones’ 16-under-par total at Arizona earned him the first win of his college career. Jones finished the 2022-23 season with four top-11 finishes, three top-7s and two wins.

“Bruce and I knew when we signed Zac that we got a player who could win tournaments during his time here,” said Miller. “His first year coming off his mission was a challenge but it never changed his drive or confidence and we’ve only seen the beginning of a fantastic career. He didn’t have his best stuff at the conference tournament, but still got the job done. That is the mark of a great competitor.”

Lundell earned his third-straight All-WCC First Team selection after finishing eighth at the WCC Championship last week. The fifth-year senior concluded his 2022-23 regular season with nine top-25 finishes, seven top 15s, five top 10s and three third-place finishes. The two-time All-American held a scoring average of 70.5 and led the Cougars to three team championships this season.

“Carson is one of the best players I’ve had the opportunity to coach,” said Miller. “He is strong, has great course management, is an unbelievable ball striker and simply doesn’t have any weakness in his game. I’m proud of Carson and all his accomplishments during his collegiate career.”

Brenchley was named an All-WCC honorable mention after his 8-under performance at the conference tournament earned him a share of third place. The junior has competed in eight events for the Cougars this season while recording four top-25 finishes and two top-10s. The Lone Peak High School product was a consistent performer for BYU this year as he recorded a scoring average of 71.7.

“Max has been playing really solid golf over the last year,” said Miller. “He is always determined to improve, and it’s paid off. He had a lot of pressure to play well in that fifth spot at conference and he really stepped up. His play was a major part of us winning the tournament.”

The head man for the Cougars, Bruce Brockbank, was named the 2023 West Coast Conference Coach of the Year for the second time since entering the league. This is Brockbank’s seventh coach of the year honor having previously earned the award in 1994, 1999, 2000, 2006, 2007 and 2014. Brockbank led BYU to three team wins during the 2022-23 campaign at the John A. Burns Intercollegiate, the 58th PING Cougar Classic and the WCC Championship last week.

“Bruce just keeps adding to his hall-of-fame coaching career,” said Miller. “He has a strong work ethic and always helps his players be prepared to compete. His wise decision-making as far as who to put in the lineup has been very evident this season. I’m happy for Bruce and this recognition is well deserved.”

The Cougars now await their regional selection with the NCAA Selection Show being broadcast on the Golf Channel on May 3 at 11 a.m. MDT.

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