Jake Argento fired a final-round 71 on Sunday to move up 17 spots to a tie for 23rd place.
UTA freshman Aaron Guanlao fired a 1-over 73 to move up nine spots to a tie 28th.
UTA senior Jake Argento fired a 3-over 75 to sit tied for 27th after 18 holes on The Ocean Course.
The 14-team The Invitational at The Ocean Course opens Friday and runs through Sunday.
Brad Mason and Joss Gosling tied for 11th, each shooting 4-under-par 212 at TPC Craig Ranch.