More than half the field saw scores rise in the final round while the Lancers dropped two strokes to shoot a 323. CBU finished with a total score of 648 (325-323).
"It's always good when you can pass a couple of teams in a tournament, especially one that's in your conference," said CBU Head Coach Lane Pace, whose team jumped past PacWest member Dixie State on the final day. "The Top 10 would have been tough to jump into, but we have to remember that every stroke counts and we need to do a better job on the little things going forward."
CBU was 21 strokes outside of the Top 10.
Tournament host Grand Canyon (603) ended up taking the invitational, edging out Oklahoma Christian and Cal State San Marcos (608) by five strokes.
Freshman Katherine Pimpanit, playing her first collegiate golf tournament, once again led the Lancers shooting a 77 Tuesday. Pimpanit finished in a tie for 22nd with a score of 155 (78-77).
"Katherine was very consistent this week and that's great to see in her first tournament," said Pace. "Getting a Top 25 finish in that field is a great start for her. As a team we still obviously have a little work to do, but there are things we can build on.
The Lancers head to the Golfmart/Seaside Invitational hosted by Cal State Monterey Bay Oct. 15-16 for their next competition.