“On those shots, you have to hit down on the ball, and once the club is in the ground, I can definitely feel it,” Walker said.
Led by Walker's 68, Elk City shot the lowest single round of the day, an even-par 288 in the morning round. At 586 through 36 holes, the Elks are in third place, trailing defending champion Heritage Hall and Ada, tied for first at 584.
The team was led by senior Joby Gray, whose second-round 69 put him 1-under par for the tournament at 143, nine shots back of individual leader Quade Cummins of Weatherford.
Elk City sophomore Logan Gray also carded an under-par first round and was at even-par 144 for the tournament. Elk City was the only team to have three players post at least one round under par.
“These seniors won it when they were freshmen, and their goal the whole year has been to win it,” Elk City coach Tim Ellison said. “Anything less will be disappointing to them. Their mindset is to win it.”