Austin Rustand | Posted: 15 Sep 2021 | Updated: 7 Oct 2021

Lundell named to All-WCC Preseason Team, BYU picked to finish second

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BYU golfer Carson Lundell hits a shot out of a bunker.

SAN MATEO, Calif. — BYU golfer Carson Lundell was selected to the All-WCC Preseason Team, while BYU was picked to finish second in the 2021-22 preseason coaches’ poll released today.

Lundell posted six top-10 finishes, five top-five and three first place finishes in route to being named a PING All-American by the Golf Coaches Association of America, during the 2020-21 season.

Lundell enters his senior season coming off an appearance in the U.S. Amateur at Oakmont after shooting 14-under par in the local qualifier at Soldier Hollow in Heber City, Utah, to qualify.

BYU was picked to finished second to the defending NCAA and WCC Champion Pepperdine Waves who received eight first-place votes. NCAA Championship participants San Diego and San Francisco were picked to finish third with 46 point per team.

The All-WCC preseason team and preseason poll are voted on by the nine head coaches, who are not allowed to nominate their own student athletes for awards.

Five members of the All-WCC Preseason Team are returning PING All-Americans, including Carson Lundell, BYU (HM), Joe Highsmith, Pepperdine (HM), Dylan Menante, Pepperdine (3rd), William Mouw, Pepperdine (HM) and Joey Vrzich, Pepperdine (2nd).

2021-22 WCC Men's Golf Preseason Coach's Poll

Name Points
Pepperdine (8) 64
BYU 48
San Diego (1) 46
San Francisco 46
LMU 37
Saint Mary's 37
Santa Clara 22
Pacific 15
Gonzaga  9

2021-22All-WCC Preseason Men's Golf Team

Name Team Year
Carson Lundell BYU Sr.
Gavin Cohen LMU Sr.
Joe Highsmith Pepperdine Sr.
Derek Hitchner Pepperdine Sr.
Dylan Menante Pepperdine Sr.
Joey Vrzich Pepperdine Sr. 
William Mouw Pepperdine Jr. 
Charlie Reiter San Diego Jr.
Andy Xu San Diego So. 
Soren Lind San Francisc Sr.