June 10, 2007
Los Angeles, CA - Sophomore Brian Locke has been named third-team All-American by the Golf Coaches Association of America, who released their annual PING Division I All-America teams last week. It is Locke's second straight All-America honor, earning honorable mention in 2006.
Locke became the first player in LMU golf history to earn All-America honors and he makes a move up to the third-team this season thanks to another record setting year. He won the 2007 West Coast Conference Individual Championship, the first player in league history to become a repeat champion.
The win in the WCC tournament was his fourth on the season, taking home the tournament title at the Bill Cullum Intercollegiate (Oct. 31), Hawaii Fall Intercollegiate (Nov. 8), and the Cuesta Title Intercollegiate (Mar. 30).
He earned the top individual seed in the NCAA West Regional, his second straight regional appearance. He finished the tournament tied for seventh with a three-round 203. The 13-under par set the school record for low score in 56 holes. He posted rounds of 69, 67 and 67 and was just one of four players in the regional to post three straight rounds under 70.
In his career, Locke has played in 23 events, earning a top-20 finish in 20 of those tournaments. He has six tournament wins in six years with 12 top-five finishes. He has a career average of 71.5 after posting a 71.0 this season.