Two Tie at Bass Fishing League Tournament On Lake Keowee


SENECA, S.C. (Feb. 11, 2013) – Darren Ashley of Calhoun Falls, S.C., and Adam Rice of Anderson, S.C., both weighed a five-bass limit totaling 15 pounds, 12 ounces Saturday to tie for first at the Bass Fishing League Savannah River Division event on Lake Keowee. Ashley earned $6,347 ($2,000 Ranger Cup Bonus) and Rice earned $4,347.
      Rounding out the top 10 pros were:
            3rd:    Furman Thompson, Clayton, Ga., five bass, 15-7, $1,934
            4th:    Greg Glouse, Liberty, S.C., five bass, 13-8, $1,352
            5th:   Joe Anders, Easley, S.C., five bass, 13-2, $1,159 + Evinrude Bonus: $300
            6th:    Randy Childers, Anderson, S.C., five bass, 12-13, $1,063
            7th:    Russel Clarke, Abbeville, S.C., five bass, 12-5, $966
            8th:    Jerry Kotal, Elberton, Ga., five bass, 12-2, $869
            9th:    Doug Workman, Cleveland, Ga., five bass, 11-14, $773
            10th:  Craig Rozema, Simpsonville, S.C., five bass, 11-13, $676
      Dustin Shirley of Royston, Ga., weighed a five-bass limit totaling 12 pounds, 11 ounces Saturday to win $2,898 in the co-angler division.
      Rounding out the top 10 co-anglers were:
            2nd:   Darren Jeter, Marshall, N.C., five bass, 9-15, $1,449
            3rd:   Graham Rogers, Cleveland, Ga., five bass, 9-10, $967
            4th:   Kevin Landreth, Seneca, S.C., five bass, 9-6, $628
            4th:   David Smith, Anderson, S.C., five bass, 9-6, $628
            6th:   Michael Smith, Piedmont, S.C., five bass, 9-0, $531
            7th:   Steve Walls, Alpharetta, Ga., five bass, 8-14, $483
            8th:   Shane Cantley, Lugoff, S.C., five bass, 8-9, $435
            9th:   Adam Fincher, Roebuck, S.C., five bass, 8-8, $386
            10th: Bryan Cothran, Belton, S.C., five bass, 7-14, $321
            10th:  Brad Rutherford, Lavonia, Ga., five bass, 7-14, $321
      The next BFL Savannah River Division tournament is scheduled for March 9 on Lake Hartwell in Lavonia, Ga. After the fifth divisional tournament is complete, the top 40 boaters and 40 co-anglers based on point standings will qualify for the Oct. 10-12 Regional Championship on Lake Lanier in Gainesville, 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.

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