Williams And Kirby Tie At BFL Event On Lake Norman


Boaters David Williams of Maiden, N.C. and Keith Kirby of Gaffney, S.C. tied for the win at the Feb. 26 BFL North Carolina Division tournament on the Lake Norman to earn $3,849 each. John Carroll Woodlawn, Va., won the Co-angler title at the BFL Lake Norman event on  Feb. 26 to take home $2,566 for his efforts.
 WHAT:              Boaters Keith Kirby of Gaffney, S.C., and David Williams of Maiden, N.C., each caught a five-bass limit weighing 16 pounds, 12 ounces to tie for the win on Feb. 26 at the BFL North Carolina Division tournament on Lake Norman. Both boaters won $3,849 for their efforts.
                                 WHO:               The remaining top10 anglers:
                         3rd:        Matt Haywood, Lincolnton, N.C., five bass, 15, $2,710*
                         4th:        Kevin Toler, Statesville, N.C., five bass, 14-12, $1,198
                         5th:        Cliff Kirby, Catawba, N.C., five bass, 13-9, $1,027
                         6th:        Doug Young, Salisbury, N.C., five bass, 13-8, $941
                         7th:        Shane Lehew, Charlotte, N.C., five bass, 12-11, $855
                         8th:        Brian Morgan, Newton, N.C., five bass, 12-7, $770
                         9th:        Artie Phillips, Monroe, N.C., five bass, 12-6, $684
                         10th:      Todd Walters, Kernersville, N.C., five bass, 12, $599
                                     *Includes $1,000 Evinrude bonus
  WHAT:              John Carroll of Woodlawn, Va., caught a five-bass limit weighing 10 pounds, 13 ounces, Feb. 26 to win $2,566 in the Co-angler Division.
                                   WHO:               The remaining top10 co-anglers:
                         2nd:       Orlando Giles, Lexington, N.C., five bass, 10-6, $1,069
                         2nd:       David Snearly, Fort Mill, S.C., five bass, 10-6, $1,069
                         4th:        Rob Sledzewski, Gastonia, N.C., five bass, 10-4, $599
                         5th:        Duane Rinkus, Denver, N.C., five bass, 9-13, $513
                         6th:        Donnie Woody, Marion, N.C., five bass, 9-4, $471
                         7th:        Tommy Swicegood, Salisbury, N.C., four bass, 8-11, $428
                         8th:        Paul Brittain, Icard, N.C., five bass, 8-10, $385
                         9th:        Travis Ruff, Connelly Springs, N.C., four bass, 8-8, $342
                         10th:      Bryan New, Belmont, N.C., five bass, 8-6, $299
                                                 NOTES:            The next BFL North Carolina Division tournament is scheduled for April 16 on Lake Wylie in Lake Wylie, S.C. After the fifth North Carolina Division tournament is complete, the top 40 boaters and 40 co-anglers based on point standings will qualify for the Nov. 3-5 Regional Championship on Lake Hartwell in Anderson, S.C. Boaters will compete for a top award of a Ranger 198VX with a 200-horsepower Evinrude or Mercury outboard and a Chevy pick-up, while co-anglers will fish for a new Ranger 198VX.

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