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.
The Mavericks are in sixth place after the first two rounds of the Jim West Intercollegiate.
UT Arlington is coming off a 10th-place finish at the Lone Star Invitational in San Antonio.
Jake Argento shot 1 under to tie for 14th at the Lone Star Invitational in San Antonio.