The Cal State Stanislaus golf team failed to qualify for the national championship for just the third time in 31 years.
But Eric Justesen qualified as an individual.
The Warriors shot a 293 in Wednesday's third and final round of the West Regional at Adobe Creek GC in Petaluma, tying for fourth place with Cal State San Bernardino at 17-over-par 881.
That forced a sudden-death playoff with all five players from each team playing and the low four scores counting. San Bernardino edged Stanislaus 16-17.
Justesen shot an even-par 72 and tied for second at 4-under 212, one shot behind medalist Ryan Sperry (69--211) of Grand Canyon. As the top player not on a qualifying team, Justesen advances to the nationals.
Sonoma State, the top regional seed and ranked No. 2 in the nation, won by 12 shots with a 3-under 861 total. Western Washington (873) and Grand Canyon (880) followed.
Sonoma State, the region's automatic qualifier, Western Washington, Grand Canyon and San Bernardino advance to Houston for the Division II nationals.
Stanislaus began a 22-year string of qualifying for the nationals in 1976. The Warriors missed the nationals for the first time in 1998. They also didn't qualify in 2005. Under coach Jim Hanny, the Warriors won 12 Division III championships from 1976-89 and as a Division II program came within one stroke of the championship in 2002.
Andy Moren (72--222) and Jason McHargue (77--222) tied for 14th for Stanislaus. Ben Van Vuren (226) tied for 28th, and Ryan Nickell (232) was 38th.