Western Washington University trails by just six shots after shooting 8-over par 584 over 36 holes on Monday, Oct. 1, at the Golfweek Invitational Men's Golf Tournament being held at the Crosswater Golf Club in Sunriver, Ore.
The Vikings had rounds of 295 and 289 and are tied for fourth place with Colorado Mines (295-289) and Grand Canyon (301-283) in the 13-team field.
Cal State Stanislaus shot 2-over 578 (286-292) and has a three-stroke lead. Hawaii-Hilo is second at 581 (291-290), followed by Chico State at 582 (299-283).
"It was a little frustrating," said WWU coach Steve Card. "We didn't come close to playing our best golf today. The good news is that we're not that far out of it even with our 'C' game. It could be very interesting tomorrow."
WWU's Mark Strickland shot even par 144 (72-72) and is tied for ninth in medalist play. He took medalist honors at the Vikings' tournament last week.
Evan Needham is tied for 15th at 146 (74-72) and Sandy is tied for 19th (76-71).
The medalist leader is Michael Lee of Colorado Mines at 11-under 133 (68-65).