FLW awarded 11 pro entries in the 2017 Forrest Wood Cup at the 2016 Costa FLW Series Championship at Table Rock Lake.
The spots were awarded in the following order: (1) The top angler from each of the five U.S. Costa FLW Series divisions and the top finisher from the International Division earned berths. (2) The next five highest-finishing anglers regardless of division in the overall results also received Cup berths.
The qualifiers (numbers indicate tournament finish at the Costa Championship):
1. Pat Fisher – Colbert, Ga.
2. Cody Bird – Granbury, Texas
4. Greg Bohannan – Rogers, Ark.
11. Joel Richardson – Kernersville, N.C.
29. Roy Hawk – Lake Havasu City, Ariz.
51. Hyochul Kim – Korea
Next 5 Highest Finishers
3. Zack Birge – Blanchard, Okla.
5. Christopher Jones – Bokoshe, Okla.
6. Travis Fox – Rogers, Ark.
7. Jeremy Lawyer – Sarcoxie, Mo.
8. Bradford Beavers – Ridgeville, S.C.