(Oct. 01, 2012 - HOT SPRINGS, AR.)...
Jerry Williams of Conway, Ark., weighed a two-day total of 10 bass totaling 23 pounds, 2 ounces to win the Walmart Bass Fishing League Arkie Division super tournament on Lake Ouachita in Hot Springs, Ark., on Sunday. For his victory, Williams earned $6,465.
Rounding out the top 10 pros were:
|2nd: ||Kevin Hartman ||Greenbrier, Ark. ||10 bass ||21-4 ||$2,233 |
|3rd: ||Mark Ladd ||Greenwood, Ark. ||10 bass ||19-10 ||$1,488 |
|4th: ||Greg Carpenter ||Royal, Ark. ||10 bass ||19-1 ||$1,042 |
|5th: ||Adam Wright ||Benton, Ark. ||10 bass ||18-8 ||$893 |
|6th: ||Dennis Bean ||Hot Springs, Ark. ||10 bass ||18-4 ||$819 |
|7th: ||Chris Darby ||Mount Ida, Ark. ||10 bass ||17-0 ||$744 |
|8th: ||Keith Green ||Arkadelphia, Ark. ||10 bass ||16-11 ||$670 |
|9th: ||Derek Sandlin ||Mount Ida, Ark. ||10 bass ||16-7 ||$595 |
|10th: ||Spencer Shuffield ||Bismarck, Ark. ||10 bass ||16-6 ||$521 |
Kevin Hopkins of Poyen, Ark., weighed in 10 bass totaling 17 pounds, 6 ounces Sunday to win $2,233 in the co-angler division.
Rounding out the top 10 co-anglers were:
|2nd: ||Stan Cullipher ||Malvern, Ark. ||seven bass ||15-1 ||$1,116 |
|3rd: ||Keeton Blaylock ||Benton, Ark. ||10 bass ||13-15 ||$744 |
|4th: ||Jonathan Starkey ||Conway, Ark. ||10 bass ||13-13 ||$521 |
|5th: ||John McCullar ||Benton, Ark. ||eight bass ||12-10 ||$447 |
|6th: ||Ricky Duncan ||Cabot, Ark. ||nine bass ||12-1 ||$409 |
|7th: ||Michael Gross ||Gurdon, Ark. ||nine bass ||12-0 ||$372 |
|8th: ||Evan Barnes ||Casa, Ark. ||seven bass ||11-4 ||$335 |
|9th: ||Pete Clark ||Malvern, Ark. ||nine bass ||11-1 ||$298 |
|10th: ||Brian Choate ||Conway, Ark. ||seven bass ||10-10 ||$260 |
The top 40 boaters and 40 co-anglers based on point standings will qualify for the Oct. 18-20 Regional Championship on the Red River in Natchitoches, La. 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. Top winners in the BFL can move up to the EverStart Series or even the Walmart FLW Tour.
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