Chris Cox of Greenville, N.C., and David Farrington of Greensboro, N.C., both weighed a five-bass limit totaling 16 pounds, 2 ounces Saturday to tie for first at the Walmart Bass Fishing League Piedmont Division event on Kerr Lake. Cox and Farrington both earned $3,937.
Rounding out the top 10 pros were:
3rd: Randy Childers, Anderson, S.C., five bass, 16-0, $1,307
4th: Jeff Queen, Catawba, N.C., five bass, 14-11, $848
4th: Mark Robertson, Henderson, N.C., five bass, 14-11. $848
6th: David Wright, Lexington, N.C., five bass, 14-10, $718
7th: David Williams, Maiden, N.C., five bass, 14-2, $653 + $300 Evinrude Bonus
8th: Todd Walters, Kernersville, N.C., five bass, 13-12, $588
9th: Shawn Hammack, Gasburg, Va., five bass, 13-0, $522
10th: Lee Allred, Youngsville, N.C., five bass, 12-11, $457
Chris Inscoe of Clayton, N.C., weighed a five-bass limit totaling 13 pounds, 4 ounces Saturday to win $1,921 in the co-angler division.
Rounding out the top 10 co-anglers were:
2nd: Arthur Ferguson, Lexington, N.C., three bass, 12-10, $960
3rd: John Wilson, Hazelwood, N.C., five bass, 11-4, $641
4th: Dennis Surratt, Denton, N.C., three bass, 8-13, $448
5th: Lawrence Aucoin, Charlotte, N.C., three bass, 8-8, $384
6th: Tommy Swicegood, Salisbury, N.C., four bass, 8-5, $352
7th: Dale Surrett, Midland, N.C., four bass, 7-12, $320
8th: Bobby Reeves, Dudley, N.C., four bass, 7-11, $288
9th: Dennis Middleton, Madison Heights, Va., three bass, 7-4, $356
10th: Michael Birr, Franklinton, N.C., three bass, 7-2, $224
The next BFL Piedmont Division tournament is scheduled for June 8 on Badin Lake in Badin, N.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. 17-19 Regional Championship on Lake Hartwell in Lavonia, Ga. 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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