Western Washington University men's golf team shot a second-round 282, the best round of the first day, and is in third place, trailing by just four strokes, at the Saint Martin's University Men's Golf Preview Invitational, which started Monday in Dupont.
The Vikings, ranked second in the first West Regional rating released last week and No. 8 in the latest Golf World/Nike Golf Division II Coaches' Poll, finished with a 36-hole score of 3-under par 573. No. 22 Grand Canyon leads at 7-under 569 (284-285) with Sonoma State second at 4-under 572 (288-284).
WWU was led by Jake Webb (73-71), Dylan Goodwin (73-71) and Mark Strickland (76-68), who are in a nine-way tie for 13th at even par 144.