The Hatters are 25 shots behind tournament leading Florida Gulf Coast, but just three shots behind Campbell and Akron for a top five finish on the Black Course at the Rio Pinar Country Club.
Stetson was led on Monday by senior Sam Ryder, whose two-under par score of 142 on the opening day leaves him within striking distance of FGCU’s Alex Medinis (-7).
The Hatters also got a solid performance on Monday from senior Andrew Schiano, who opened with an even par 72 and then had a 76 in the second round. He enters the final round on Tuesday tied for 34th.
Sophomore Tyler White bounced back from an opening round 77 with a 72 in the second round. He is tied for 43rd entering the final round.
Senior Micah Jacobsen opened with an even par 72 on Monday and followed up with a 78. He is tied for 47th. Freshman Matt Taylor opened with an 80 on Monday before posting a 77 in the second round.
The Hatters have had a busy couple of days after facing the University of Louisville on Sunday in a match play competition.
Taylor defeated Henry Tomlinson 1-up in the No. 5 spot while White bested Chris Biuso 2-up at No. 4 to give the Hatters a 2-0 lead over the Cardinals.
Louisville bounced back, however, to take the final three matches. Schiano fell to Maximilian Walz 1-up at No. 3 before Jacobson lost to Chris Malec 5 & 4. Ryder fell to Louisville senior Justin Dorward 3 & 2 to give the Cardinals the match.