Jeremiah Jensen of Columbia, S.C., weighed a five-bass limit totaling 25 pounds, 3 ounces Saturday to win the Walmart Bass Fishing League South Carolina Division event on Lake Murray. For his victory, Jensen earned $3,337.
Rounding out the top 10 pros were:
2nd: Ross Burns, Columbia, S.C., five bass, 23-0, $1,668
3rd: Chris Marshall, Forest City, N.C., five bass, 22-4, $1,112
4th: Brock Taylor, Pendleton, S.C., five bass, 21-0, $779
5th: Todd Lawrence, Rock Hill, S.C., five bass, 20-15, $667
6th: Joey Sabbagha, Little Mountain, S.C., five bass, 17-9, $612
7th: Eddie Herlong Sr., Prosperity, S.C., four bass, 17-0, $556
8th: Chris Blanchette, Irmo, S.C., five bass, 16-13, $473
8th: Dustin Compton, Inman, S.C., five bass, 16-13, $473
10th: Rob Digh, Denver, N.C., five bass, 15-13, $389 + Evinrude Bonus: $300
Complete results can be found at FLWOutdoors.com.
Earnest Jones of Blythewood, S.C., weighed a five-bass limit totaling 10 pounds, 1 ounce Saturday to win $1,668 in the co-angler division.
Rounding out the top 10 co-anglers were:
2nd: Chris Coxey, Chesnee, S.C., four bass, 9-11, $834
3rd: Jason Sturgill, Pennington Gap, Va., four bass, 9-7, $558
4th: Dale Hamby, Waterloo, S.C., two bass, 7-2, $389
5th: Andy Burgess, Greenville, S.C., four bass, 7-0, $334
6th: Gregory Littles, Columbia, S.C., two bass, 6-14, $306
7th: Virgil Wicks, Gaffney, S.C., three bass, 6-12, $278
8th: Brian Bell, Lexington, S.C., two bass, 6-8, $250
9th: Brian Moss, Inman, S.C., two bass, 6-7, $222
10th: David Clark, Moore, S.C., two bass, 5-15, $185
10th: Tommy Milligan, Surfside Beach, S.C., four bass, 5-15, $185
The next BFL South Carolina Division tournament is scheduled for April 13 on the Santee Cooper lakes in Summerton, S.C. After the last divisional tournament is complete, the top 40 boaters and 40 co-anglers based on point standings will qualify for the Oct. 3–5 Regional Championship on Lake Guntersville in Guntersville, Ala. Boaters will compete for a top award of a Ranger Z518 with a 200-horsepower Evinrude or Mercury outboard and a Chevy Silverado, while co-anglers will fish for a new Ranger Z518 with a 200-horsepower Evinrude or Mercury outboard.
The BFL is a 24-division circuit devoted to weekend anglers, with 120 tournaments throughout the season, five in each division. The top 40 boaters and co-anglers from each division qualify for a regional tournament and compete to finish in the top six, which then qualifies them for one of the longest-running championships in all of competitive bass fishing – the Walmart BFL All-American presented by Chevy. The 2013 BFL All-American is being held June 27–29 on the Nickajack Lake in Chattanooga, Tenn. Top winners in the BFL can move up to the EverStart Series or even the Walmart FLW Tour.
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