Western Washington University's Mark Strickland fired a 1-under par 71, the best round of the day, to place second in medalist play and the Vikings finished third among 16 teams at the 40th Annual Cal State Stanislaus Men's Golf Invitational Tournament which ended Tuesday in Turlock, Calif.
WWU shot 310 for a 54-hole total of 915, moving up one place in the standings.
The host Warriors won the team title for the 26th time in tournament history, and for the 15th time in the last 18 years. They shot 314 for an 888 total.
Strickland moved up 10 strokes to place second at 4-over 220, six strokes behind medalist leader Trevor Clayton from Cal State Stanislaus, who finished at 2-under 214 (76).
WWU's Dylan Goodwin tied for 16th at 229, shooting 77 on the final day, and Jake Webb (81) and Evan Needham (81) each tied for 30th.
A win at the Saint Martin's University Men's Golf Preview Invitational last Monday and Tuesday earned the men's golf team GNAC Team of the Week honors.
The Vikings finished the tournament with a team score of 857, finishing six shots ahead of Grand Canyon. The tournament was held at The Home Course in DuPont, which will be the site of next month's NCAA Division II West/South Central Regional.
WWU, which is ranked second in the region and eighth nationally in the latest Golf World/Nike Golf Division II Coaches' Poll, was led by Dylan Goodwin and Mark Strickland, both with two-under par 214 totals.