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Cindy Hill Leads WBT

Tennessee’s Cindy Hill Leads Women’s Bassmaster Tour Event on Lake Guntersville

May 3, 2007

Hill in Front of 2006 WBT Angler of the Year Dianna Clark by 3 Ounces

Cindy hill Legend Boats Pro Staff Leads WBTGUNTERSVILLE, Ala. — Lake Guntersville’s bass bit early on Thursday for Cindy Hill of Smyrna, Tenn., who ended the day with a five-fish limit of 17 pounds, 4 ounces and just a three-ounce lead in the Mercury Marine Women’s Bassmaster Tour presented by Triton Boats tour third stop.

Hill squeezed past Dianna Clark of Bumpus Mills, Tenn., whose 17-1 bag of four bass put her in second. Tammy Richardson of Amity, Ark., placed third with three largemouths that weighed 16-0.

To stay on top for two more days to claim the top prize of a Triton/Mercury rig valued at $50,000, Hill must fend off 93 other pros, including Clark and Richardson, two of the WBT’s most successful anglers. Clark is the reigning Toyota Women’s Bassmaster Angler of the Year, and both she and Richardson are two-time WBT winners.

“My fish came before 11 a.m.,” said Hill, who finished seventh in the 2007 Women’s Bassmaster Tour Championship in February. “The shad are spawning, and I hit them early. But once the shad bite stopped, I had to slow down and go deeper.”

She said the pattern she worked on Thursday was exactly how she fished during the tournament’s practice period earlier in the week. Not so for Clark.

“I had a horrible practice,” said Clark. “I just didn’t catch fish. Then today my first fish didn’t come until 11 o’clock — that was five hours without a fish. Then I just got on the right place and caught all four. My largest, a 5-7, came at about 2 p.m.”

Fourth place was tied between Sandi Karnes of Livingston, Texas, and Audrey McQueen of Canon City, Colo., who both weighed-in 15-5.

For many WBT anglers, the Guntersville tournament — the ’07 season’s midpoint — is pivotal. Pros who have done well in the season’s first two events must maintain their pace against the up-and-comers in the Toyota Angler of the Year race. All have an eye on the title and prize, a 2008 Toyota Tundra.

Going into the Guntersville event, Sheri Glasgow of Muskogee, Okla., led the AOY race with 605 points, but Texas’ Juanita Robinson had 590 and Georgia’s Pam Martin-Wells had 575.

Leading the field of 94 co-anglers on Thursday was Elizabeth Sanders of Brandon, Miss., who weighed in 14-9. In second was Jan Hudson of Harrison, Ark., with 13-11. Right behind Hudson was Virginia Buckner of Scottsboro, Ala., with 13-4. In fourth was Crystal Langston of Leighton, Ala., with 12-6. Karol Whitehurst of Winnsboro, Texas, with 11-2 was fifth.

Co-anglers are competing for a first-place prize of $1,000 cash and a Triton/Mercury rig worth $25,000.

For the first time, WBT fans can watch live video of the weigh-in and view a real-time leaderboard at http://www.espnoutdoors.com. Live coverage from the Guntersville event continues Friday and Saturday beginning at 2:10 p.m. CT.

Mercury Marine Women’s Bassmaster Tour presented by Triton Boats
Stop No. 3 of 2007 season
Lake Guntersville
Guntersville, Ala.
May 3-5

Day 1 Big Bass
Pro: Kali Weatherford, Athens, Texas, 6-10
Co-angler: Linda Berry, Madison, N.C., 6-12

Field
94 pros, 94 co-anglers
Cut to top 25 after Day 2

Launch and Weigh-in
5:45 a.m./2:10 p.m. CDT
Lake Guntersville State Park
7966 AL Highway 227
Guntersville, AL 35976

Local sponsors
Local sponsors include the Guntersville Chamber of Commerce, Lake Guntersville State Park, Holiday Inn of Guntersville, Covenant Cove Lodge of Guntersville, Jameson Inn Albertville and Microtel Inn of Albertville.

Women’s Bassmaster Tour sponsors
Mercury Marine, Triton Boats, Lowrance Electronics, MotorGuide, Advance Auto Parts and Plano

BASS is the worldwide authority on bass fishing, sanctioning more than 20,000 events through the BASS Federation Nation annually. Guided by its mission to serve all fishing fans, BASS sets the standard for credibility, professionalism, sportsmanship and conservation, as it has for nearly 40 years.

BASS stages bass fishing tournaments for every skill level and culminates with the Bassmaster Classic. Through its clubs, youth programs, aquatic resource advocacy, magazine publishing and multimedia platforms, BASS offers the industry’s widest array of services and support to its nearly 530,000 members. The organization is headquartered in Celebration, Fla.

For more information, contact BASS Communications at (407) 566-2208 or visit http://www.bassmaster.com.

2007 Women’s Bassmaster Tour Stop 3 BO 05/03-05/05 Guntersville Lake, Guntersville Ala. (BOATER) Standings Day 1

Angler Hometown No./lbs-oz Pts Total $$$

1. Cindy Hill Smyrna, Tenn. 5 17-04 305
Day 1: 5 17-04
2. Dianna Clark Bumpus Mills, Tenn. 5 17-01 295
Day 1: 5 17-01
3. Tammy Richardson Amity, Ark. 5 16-00 290
Day 1: 5 16-00
4. Sandi Karnes Livingston, Texas 5 15-05 282
Day 1: 5 15-05
4. Audrey McQueen Canon City, Colo. 4 15-05 282
Day 1: 4 15-05
6. Kathi Hurst Ripley, Miss. 5 14-04 276
Day 1: 5 14-04
7. Sheri Glasgow Muskogee, Okla. 5 13-15 272
Day 1: 5 13-15
8. Kathy Womack Trussville, Ala. 4 12-08 268
Day 1: 4 12-08
9. Connie Buckner Scottsboro, Ala. 4 12-04 264
Day 1: 4 12-04
10. Ann Wells Danville, Ill. 3 11-13 260
Day 1: 3 11-13
11. Linda Sands Cullman, Ala. 4 11-07 257
Day 1: 4 11-07
12. Bonnie Johnson Weatherford, Texas 5 10-12 254
Day 1: 5 10-12
13. Kali Weatherford Athens, Texas 2 10-10 251 $1,000.00
Day 1: 2 10-10
14. Jamie Patrick Dawsonville, Ga. 4 10-01 248
Day 1: 4 10-01
15. Keri Schieber Cumming, Ga. 4 9-15 244
Day 1: 4 9-15
15. Kimberlee Striker Cullman, Ala. 3 9-15 244
Day 1: 3 9-15
17. Jo Dee Bucki Bessemer, Ala. 4 9-10 241
Day 1: 4 9-10
18. Judy Wong Many, La. 4 9-06 239
Day 1: 4 9-06
19. Mary DiVincenti Clinton, La. 4 9-05 237
Day 1: 4 9-05
20. Susan Hand Muscle Shoals, Ala. 2 9-03 235
Day 1: 2 9-03
21. Pam Martin-Wells Bainbridge, Ga. 3 8-12 233
Day 1: 3 8-12
22. Christie Thomas Reform, Ala. 2 8-11 231
Day 1: 2 8-11
23. Debra Hengst San Antonio, Texas 3 8-07 229
Day 1: 3 8-07
24. Secret York Benton, Ky. 4 8-06 227
Day 1: 4 8-06
25. Diane Phillips Tyler, Texas 2 8-00 225
Day 1: 2 8-00
26. Angie Douthit Clewiston, Fla. 3 7-15 222
Day 1: 3 7-15
26. Emily Shaffer Mt Juliet, Tenn. 3 7-15 222
Day 1: 3 7-15
28. Tami Kashiwabara Nagano-Shi, Japan 2 7-11 219
Day 1: 2 7-11
29. Lucy Mize Ben Lomond, Ark. 3 7-09 217
Day 1: 3 7-09
30. Dana Davis Vincent, Ala. 4 7-05 214
Day 1: 4 7-05
30. Patti Campbell Waxahachie, Texas 2 7-05 214
Day 1: 2 7-05
32. Kay Pennington Pineville, La. 3 7-04 211
Day 1: 3 7-04
33. Tanya Kreuzer Mesa, Ariz. 2 7-03 209
Day 1: 2 7-03
34. Teri Neal Cumming, Ga. 3 6-15 206
Day 1: 3 6-15
34. Rhonda Pope Waco, Ga. 2 6-15 206
Day 1: 2 6-15
36. Karen Roberts Ashland, Ala. 2 6-13 203
Day 1: 2 6-13
37. Penny Berryman Hot Springs, Ark. 2 6-01 201
Day 1: 2 6-01
38. Jan Heavener Sherwood, Ark. 1 5-13 199
Day 1: 1 5-13
39. Marcia Rubin Chagrin Falls, Ohio 3 5-12 197
Day 1: 3 5-12
40. Juanita Robinson Highlands, Texas 3 5-11 194
Day 1: 3 5-11
40. Robinette Fox Hot Springs, Ark. 2 5-11 194
Day 1: 2 5-11
42. Kelley Shepherd Cortez, Colo. 2 5-05 191
Day 1: 2 5-05
43. Laura Gober Pendergrass, Ga. 2 5-02 189
Day 1: 2 5-02
44. Kathy Riley Terry, Miss. 2 5-00 186
Day 1: 2 5-00
44. Lisa Sternard Clarksville, Tenn. 2 5-00 186
Day 1: 2 5-00
46. Mary Hencken Belmont, N.C. 2 4-15 183
Day 1: 2 4-15
47. Kathy Cater Conroe, Texas 1 4-13 181
Day 1: 1 4-13
48. Kandie Candelaria Canyon Lake, Texas 2 4-10 179
Day 1: 2 4-10
49. Christiana Bradley Bealeton, Va. 1 4-08 177
Day 1: 1 4-08
50. Helen Gordon Flower Mound, Texas 1 4-06 175
Day 1: 1 4-06
51. Tammie Muse North Little Rock, Ark 2 4-05 173
Day 1: 2 4-05
52. Kristy Darby Mt Ida, Ark. 2 4-02 171
Day 1: 2 4-02
53. Laura Moore Brookeland, Texas 2 4-00 169
Day 1: 2 4-00
54. Melanie Rockey White, Ga. 2 3-15 167
Day 1: 2 3-15
55. Karla Bullard Del Rio, Texas 1 3-14 165
Day 1: 1 3-14
56. Mary Croft Bedford, Va. 1 3-13 162
Day 1: 1 3-13
56. Kellie Skelton Aztec, N.M. 1 3-13 162
Day 1: 1 3-13
58. Betty Stahl Guntersville, Ala. 2 3-10 159
Day 1: 2 3-10
59. Marsha Gipson Bigelow, Ark. 1 2-14 157
Day 1: 1 2-14
60. Michelle Armstrong Denver, N.C. 1 2-10 155
Day 1: 1 2-10
61. Janet Parker Little Elm, Texas 1 2-08 153
Day 1: 1 2-08
62. Cindy Van Horn Fort Worth, Texas 1 2-07 151
Day 1: 1 2-07
63. Robin Babb Livingston, Texas 1 2-06 148
Day 1: 1 2-06
63. Sue Parrish Indianapolis, Ind. 1 2-06 148
Day 1: 1 2-06
65. Becky McKinney Ocala, Fla. 1 2-05 145
Day 1: 1 2-05
66. Christena Baugh Benton, Ark. 1 2-01 141
Day 1: 1 2-01
66. Laura Heflin Topeka, Kan. 1 2-01 141
Day 1: 1 2-01
66. Lori Masters Nashville, Tenn. 1 2-01 141
Day 1: 1 2-01
69. Linda Redford Blue Eye, Mo. 1 2-00 137
Day 1: 1 2-00
70. Joan Davis West Lafayette, Ind. 1 1-14 133
Day 1: 1 1-14
70. Danalee Lofton Little Rock, Ark. 1 1-14 133
Day 1: 1 1-14
70. Debra Petrowski Arlington, Texas 1 1-14 133
Day 1: 1 1-14
73. Robin McFarlane San Antonio, Texas 1 1-12 129
Day 1: 1 1-12
74. Sarah Augustine New Iberia, La. 0 0-00 0
Day 1: 0 0-00
74. Darla Bardelli Glendale, Ariz. 0 0-00 0
Day 1: 0 0-00
74. Lila Bass Austin, Texas 0 0-00 0
Day 1: 0 0-00
74. Cindy Caperton Madison, Tenn. 0 0-00 0
Day 1: 0 0-00
74. Lisa Craig Tyler, Texas 0 0-00 0
Day 1: 0 0-00
74. Rose Ellis Birmingham, Ala. 0 0-00 0
Day 1: 0 0-00
74. Lynda Gessner Foristell, Mo. 0 0-00 0
Day 1: 0 0-00
74. Susan Gregory Long Beach, Miss. 0 0-00 0
Day 1: 0 0-00
74. Louise Howard Eufaula, Ala. 0 0-00 0
Day 1: 0 0-00
74. Billie Jaynes Deerpark, Texas 0 0-00 0
Day 1: 0 0-00
74. Lisa Johnson Aragon, Ga. 0 0-00 0
Day 1: 0 0-00
74. Cheryl LaLumandier Harvester, Mo. 0 0-00 0
Day 1: 0 0-00
74. Robin Lefler N Tazewell, Va. 0 0-00 0
Day 1: 0 0-00
74. Kris McClendon Spicewood, Texas 0 0-00 0
Day 1: 0 0-00
74. Violette Sesco Citrus Springs, Fla. 0 0-00 0
Day 1: 0 0-00
74. Madeline Smith Hot Springs Village, A 0 0-00 0
Day 1: 0 0-00
74. Cheryl Spencer Tulsa, Okla. 0 0-00 0
Day 1: 0 0-00
74. Jennifer Stelly Sulphur, La. 0 0-00 0
Day 1: 0 0-00
74. Deanie Tate Arkadelphia, Ark. 0 0-00 0
Day 1: 0 0-00
74. Linda Walker Beebe, Ark. 0 0-00 0
Day 1: 0 0-00
74. Pat White Pleasanton, Texas 0 0-00 0
Day 1: 0 0-00
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Purolator Big Bass
Day1

Kali Weatherford Athens, Texas 6-10 $1,000.00
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Totals
Day #Limits #Fish Weight
1 7 178 506-05
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7 178 506-05

2007 Women’s Bassmaster Tour Stop 3 NB 05/03-05/05 Guntersville Lake, Guntersville Ala.
(NON-BOATER) Standings Day 1

Angler Hometown No./lbs-oz Pts Total $$$

1. Elizabeth Sanders Brandon, Miss. 5 14-09 305
Day 1: 5 14-09
2. Jan Hudson Harrison, Ark. 4 13-11 295
Day 1: 4 13-11
3. Virginia Buckner Scottsboro, Ala. 5 13-04 290
Day 1: 5 13-04
4. Crystal Langston Leighton, Ala. 2 12-06 285
Day 1: 2 12-06
5. Karol Whitehurst Winnsboro, Texas 5 11-02 280
Day 1: 5 11-02
6. Tabitha Rudd Cusseta, Ala. 3 10-10 276
Day 1: 3 10-10
7. Bridget Allen Philadelphia, Pa. 4 10-05 272
Day 1: 4 10-05
8. Sharon Withers Sam Rayburn, Texas 3 8-07 268
Day 1: 3 8-07
9. Cheryl Holloway Pollock, La. 3 7-10 264
Day 1: 3 7-10
10. Susan Dameron Chattanooga, Tenn. 2 6-13 257
Day 1: 2 6-13
10. Brenda Reeves Arlington, Texas 2 6-13 257
Day 1: 2 6-13
10. Lesa Brown Harrison, Ark. 2 6-13 257
Day 1: 2 6-13
13. Linda Berry Madison, N.C. 1 6-12 251 $500.00
Day 1: 1 6-12
14. Colleen McKay Worcester, Mass. 2 6-07 246
Day 1: 2 6-07
14. Diane Smith Fayetteville, Ga. 2 6-07 246
Day 1: 2 6-07
16. Kim Stapp Ringgold, Ga. 3 6-05 243
Day 1: 3 6-05
17. Bonnie Ward Snohomish, Wash. 3 6-03 241
Day 1: 3 6-03
18. Shirley Jordan Bentonville, Ark. 2 6-00 239
Day 1: 2 6-00
19. Kim McGuffey Weatherford, Texas 2 5-11 237
Day 1: 2 5-11
20. Sherry Melton Monterey, Tenn. 2 5-06 235
Day 1: 2 5-06
21. Kala Wright Pocola, Okla. 2 5-04 233
Day 1: 2 5-04
22. Teresa Lolley Hayden, Ala. 2 5-02 231
Day 1: 2 5-02
23. Bertha Cavakis Amity, Ark. 2 4-10 228
Day 1: 2 4-10
23. Susan Wild Washington, D.C. 2 4-10 228
Day 1: 2 4-10
25. Laura Elkins Amarillo, Texas 2 4-08 225
Day 1: 2 4-08
26. Donna Prado San Antonio, Texas 2 4-05 223
Day 1: 2 4-05
27. Dee Barger Fayette, Ala. 2 4-02 221
Day 1: 2 4-02
28. Toni Mode Eagle Creek, Ore. 2 4-01 219
Day 1: 2 4-01
29. Barbara Gaskins Suffolk, Va. 1 3-14 217
Day 1: 1 3-14
30. Angie Everitt Livingston, Texas 1 3-10 215
Day 1: 1 3-10
31. Barbara Ferge Somerville, Tenn. 1 3-07 212
Day 1: 1 3-07
31. Phyllis Free Flowery Branch, Ga. 1 3-07 212
Day 1: 1 3-07
33. Melissa Bond Albuquerque, N.M. 1 3-03 208
Day 1: 1 3-03
33. Kim Martin Clayton, Ind. 1 3-03 208
Day 1: 1 3-03
35. Angela Mitchell Keswick, Canada 1 3-01 204
Day 1: 1 3-01
35. Debbie Pegoli Loveland, Ohio 1 3-01 204
Day 1: 1 3-01
37. Vickie Jeffries Celina, Ohio 1 2-15 201
Day 1: 1 2-15
38. Nancy Oliver Arnaudville, La. 1 2-14 199
Day 1: 1 2-14
39. Pam Anthony Memphis, Tenn. 1 2-13 197
Day 1: 1 2-13
40. Maggie Robledo Irving, Texas 1 2-07 195
Day 1: 1 2-07
41. Cheryl Bowden Plano, Texas 1 2-05 193
Day 1: 1 2-05
42. Sarah Busby Lake Charles, La. 1 2-04 191
Day 1: 1 2-04
43. Gail Wood Russellville, Ark. 1 2-01 189
Day 1: 1 2-01
44. Rae Lee Livingston, Texas 1 2-00 186
Day 1: 1 2-00
44. Dianne Kegley Norphlet, Ark. 1 2-00 186
Day 1: 1 2-00
46. Robbie Hartline Foristell, Mo. 1 1-15 183
Day 1: 1 1-15
47. Trish Atkinson Millis, Mass. 1 1-14 180
Day 1: 1 1-14
47. Sabrina Sivley Decatur, Ala. 1 1-14 180
Day 1: 1 1-14
49. Lisa Skelley Jackson, Tenn. 1 1-13 177
Day 1: 1 1-13
50. Sharon Lawson Red Bank, Tenn. 1 1-09 175
Day 1: 1 1-09
51. Monica Altman Angier, N.C. 0 0-00 0
Day 1: 0 0-00
51. Joyce Austin Louisville, Ky. 0 0-00 0
Day 1: 0 0-00
51. Brenda Bates La Porte, Texas 0 0-00 0
Day 1: 0 0-00
51. Dana Beavers Fayette, Ala. 0 0-00 0
Day 1: 0 0-00
51. Marsha Betz Richardson, Texas 0 0-00 0
Day 1: 0 0-00
51. BJ Carson Inola, Okla. 0 0-00 0
Day 1: 0 0-00
51. Shawn Conner Nineveh, Ind. 0 0-00 0
Day 1: 0 0-00
51. Debra Cook Gardendale, Ala. 0 0-00 0
Day 1: 0 0-00
51. Joellen Dennison Chattanooga, Tenn. 0 0-00 0
Day 1: 0 0-00
51. Beverly Dickson Little Rock, Ark. 0 0-00 0
Day 1: 0 0-00
51. Tracy Doty Roanoke, Texas 0 0-00 0
Day 1: 0 0-00
51. Kristin Eaton Cullman, Ala. 0 0-00 0
Day 1: 0 0-00
51. Dianna Fanning Rogers, Ark. 0 0-00 0
Day 1: 0 0-00
51. Robertina Filburn Vine Grove, Ky. 0 0-00 0
Day 1: 0 0-00
51. Charlotte Frazier Dallas, Texas 0 0-00 0
Day 1: 0 0-00
51. Denese Freeman Lawton, Okla. 0 0-00 0
Day 1: 0 0-00
51. Julie Garriety Grapevine, Texas 0 0-00 0
Day 1: 0 0-00
51. Beverly Graham Chandler, Texas 0 0-00 0
Day 1: 0 0-00
51. Barbie Hagler Abilene, Texas 0 0-00 0
Day 1: 0 0-00
51. Karen Hall Campbellsville, Ky. 0 0-00 0
Day 1: 0 0-00
51. Patti Harland Crane Hill, Ala. 0 0-00 0
Day 1: 0 0-00
51. Vicki Henderson Ashtown, Ark. 0 0-00 0
Day 1: 0 0-00
51. Vicki Hester Rainbow City, Ala. 0 0-00 0
Day 1: 0 0-00
51. Carilyn Hill Coweta, Okla. 0 0-00 0
Day 1: 0 0-00
51. Marilu Ives Hot Springs, Ark. 0 0-00 0
Day 1: 0 0-00
51. Robin Kolton Elgin, Texas 0 0-00 0
Day 1: 0 0-00
51. Trish Levitt Albuquerque, N.M. 0 0-00 0
Day 1: 0 0-00
51. Sharon McEwen East Mckeesport, Pa. 0 0-00 0
Day 1: 0 0-00
51. Patsy Mcdaniel Gordo, Ala. 0 0-00 0
Day 1: 0 0-00
51. De Lynn Montez Squires, Mo. 0 0-00 0
Day 1: 0 0-00
51. Linda Owens Brandon, Miss. 0 0-00 0
Day 1: 0 0-00
51. Tammie Ply Harrison, Ark. 0 0-00 0
Day 1: 0 0-00
51. Tracy Richardson Jasper, Ala. 0 0-00 0
Day 1: 0 0-00
51. Sharon Rushton Kimberling City, Mo. 0 0-00 0
Day 1: 0 0-00
51. Vanessa Seay Mechanicsville, Va. 0 0-00 0
Day 1: 0 0-00
51. Lora Simison Bech Grove, Ind. 0 0-00 0
Day 1: 0 0-00
51. Summer Stephens Flintstone, Ga. 0 0-00 0
Day 1: 0 0-00
51. Heather Sullivan Montevallo, Ala. 0 0-00 0
Day 1: 0 0-00
51. Kateena Thomas Stone Mountain, Ga. 0 0-00 0
Day 1: 0 0-00
51. Jada Tidmore Union Grove, Ala. 0 0-00 0
Day 1: 0 0-00
51. Kim Tucker Red Bay, Ala. 0 0-00 0
Day 1: 0 0-00
51. Esther Turner Crossville, Tenn. 0 0-00 0
Day 1: 0 0-00
51. Sugar Walker Wetumpka, Ala. 0 0-00 0
Day 1: 0 0-00
51. Stacy Zhelesnik Hoboken, N.J. 0 0-00 0
Day 1: 0 0-00
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Purolator Big Bass
Day1
Linda Berry Madison, N.C. 6-12 $500.00

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Totals
Day #Limits #Fish Weight
1 5 95 265-14
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5 95 265-14



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