The Lancers' combined two-over (578) puts them even with No. 8-ranked Western Washington and four strokes behind No. 23 CU Colorado Springs. No. 3 Chico State leads the field of 20 teams at 569.
"It's another great start for the guys today," said Head Coach Lane Pace of his team which finished second a week ago. "They are really grasping the concept of team golf. We had some guys shoot lower in the first round than the second and others who did the opposite to make up the difference. Everybody is contributing and playing solid golf."
Fredrik Hansson continued his hot play, posting a 74 in the opening round and then a four-under 68 in the afternoon. Hansson was one of three players to shoot 68 Monday, the low score of the day. He is currently tied for fifth individually.
Micah Machado was a picture of consistency to also make it into the Top 10 for the Lancers, shooting a pair of 72's. He is tied for 10th. Leonard Rooney finished the day at 147 (72-75) to sit in a tie for 26th. Tim Tait and Steven Watson each shot 149. Tait opened with a one-under 71 and then posted a 78 in the afternoon, and Watson shot 75-74.
"Now it's time for us to finish strong," said Pace. "There are some very good teams at this tournament including several from our conference. If we can keep it going and have a good finish here I think it will make everyone take notice."
The Invite boasts five Top 25 teams, including tournament host and fellow PacWest member No. 24 Grand Canyon. There are four PacWest teams in the field.