PIKEVILLE – University of Pikeville men’s golfer Cody Walker won the individual title at the Shawnee State Invitational last weekend.
In doing so, he led the Bears to a second-place finish in the event which opens the spring semester for the club.
Walker, a 6-0 junior, led the tournament after the first day by shooting a three-under-par 69 on the 6,677-yard course. He followed that with a 73 on the final day to finish at 142, one stroke in front of West Virginia-Parkersburg’s Matt Hess.
Pikeville was third after an opening-round score of 306, which had them two behind Shawnee State. Their second-day score of 303 moved them to second in the team standings.
The Bears finished with a two-day score of 609 and came in behind U.Va.-Wise, who won the tournament with a 597. Homestanding Shawnee State was third, seven strokes behind UPike.
Will Boyd followed Walker on the Pikeville scoresheet with a two-day total of 151 to tie for seventh overall. Timmy Walker fired a 155, while Matthew Baker finished with a score of 161 and Tyler Smith followed at 163.