(Mar. 04, 2013 - PROSPERITY, S.C.)...
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 |
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.
FLW is the industry’s premier tournament-fishing organization, providing anglers of all skill levels the opportunity to compete for millions in prize money nationwide in 2013 over the course of 220 tournaments across five tournament circuits, four of which provide an avenue to the sport’s richest payday and most coveted championship trophy - the Forrest Wood Cup. FLW tournament fishing can be seen on the Emmy-nominated "FLW" television show and is broadcast to more than 559 million households worldwide, making it the most widely distributed weekly outdoors-sports television show in the world. FLW is committed to providing a lifestyle experience that is the "Best in Fishing, On and Off the Water." For more information about FLW visit the FLWOutdoors website and look for FLW on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest and YouTube.