George Baylis and Jacob Appleby each shot a 2-under 69 on Tuesday to lead the University of Akron men’s golf team to an eighth-place finish at the Bearcat Invitational in Cincinnati.

The Zips posted an even-par 284 in the final round to finish at 1-over 853 in the 54-hole tournament.

Baylis finished tied for 20th, Elliott Grayson finished tied for 26th and Appleby and Mitch McFarland finished tied for 32nd.

• UA freshman Jacinta Pikunas shot a 1-over 73 on Tuesday to climb 13 spots on the leaderboard to 11th place on the second day of the Golfweek Conference Challenge in Wolcott, Colo.

The Zips women are in 17th place with a 48-over 624 with Wednesday’s final round beginning at 10 a.m.