Western Washington University had its top four scorers all place among the top 11, giving the Vikings a 10-shot lead following Monday's 36 holes at the 41st Annual Viking Invitational Men's Golf Tournament on Monday, Sept. 24, at Bellingham Golf and Country Club.
The Vikings posted back-to-back rounds of 4-under par 284 for a 36-hole total of 568.
"You never take for granted breaking par and we broke par both rounds," said WWU coach Steve Card, "but you always feel like you can do a little better."
Hawaii-Hilo is second at 2-over 578 after posting the day's best round of 282 following a 296. British Columbia is third in the 12-team field at 580 (293-287).
WWU was led by Mark Strickland and Jake Webb who are second and third in medalist play at 4-under 140 and 3-under 141 (72-69), respectively. Strickland's first round of 5-under 67 was the best of the day.
Leading the individual standings by two shots at 6-under 138 (70-68) is Hawaii-Hilo's Corey Kozuma, who ended the second round by recording a hole-in-one on the par three 18th hole.
Tied for sixth at 2-under 142 is WWU's Sandy Vaughan (70-72). The Vikings' Dylan Goodwin is tied for 11th at 1-over 145 (75-70). Goodwin tied for second at last year's tourney.
WWU is attempting to snap a five-year string without a title at its own tournament, tying for second each of the last two years.