Boater John Hoyle of Rutherfordton, N.C., caught a five-bass limit weighing 16 pounds, 4 ounces March 19 to win first place and $4,394 in the BFL South Carolina Division tournament on Lake Wylie.
Rounding out the remaining top 10 boaters:
2nd: Michael Webster, Gastonia, N.C., five bass, 14-14, $2,197
3rd: Michael Rector, Pacolet, S.C., five bass, 14-10, $1,464
4th: Jeremy Wilson, Blacksburg, S.C., five bass, 14-8, $1,025
5th: Calvin Jones, Raeford, N.C., five bass, 13-13, $879
6th: Shane Suddeth, Inman, S.C., five bass, 13-8, $805
7th: Brian Travis, Conover, N.C., five bass, 13-2, $732
8th: Scott Hamrick, Denver, N.C., five bass, 13-1, $659 plus $1,000 Evinrude bonus
9th: Carlton Thompkins, Myrtle Beach S.C., five bass, 12-14, $586
10th: John Axsom, Gray Court, S.C., five bass, 12-13, $466
10th: Casey Evans, Summerville, S.C., five bass, 12-13, $466
10th: Dale Hoyle, Horse Shoe, N.C., four bass, 12-13, $466
Shane Cantley of Elgin, S.C., caught a five-bass limit weighing 11 pounds, 13 ounces to win first place and $2,197 in the Co-angler Division.
Rounding out the remaining top 10 co-anglers:
2nd: Cody Hoyle, Rutherford, N.C., five bass, 11-10, $1,098
3rd: Mike Branch, West Columbia, S.C., five bass, 10-15, $733
4th: Chuck Poovey, Denver, N.C., five bass, 10-6, $513
5th: Robert Adams, Greensboro, N.C., four bass, 10-1, $439
6th: Wyatt Hammond, Myrtle Branch, S.C., five bass, 9-12, $403
7th: Jason Hueble, Newberry, S.C., five bass, 9-10, $366
8th: Joel Wilkins, Blacksburg, S.C., five bass, 9-2, $330
9th: Todd Lawrence, Rock Hill, S.C., five bass, 8-15, $293
10th: Jeff Rikard, Leesville, S.C., five bass, 8-8, $256
The next BFL South Carolina Division tournament is scheduled for April 9 on Santee Cooper in Summerton, S.C. After the fifth South Carolina Division tournament is complete, the top 40 boaters and 40 co-anglers based on point standings will qualify for the Oct. 13-15 Regional Championship on Smith Mountain Lake in Huddleston, Va. 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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