Bassmaster Elite Series

ORMOND BEACH, Fla., – June 12, 2007 – First, second and third – that’s how three Costa Del Mar’s pro bass anglers finished in the Bassmaster Elite Series Blue Ridge Brawl held this past weekend at Smith Mountain Lake in Moneta, Va. Twenty-three-year-old rookie Casey Ashley from Donalds, S.C., took home the top prize of $109,000, with the winning weight of 57 pounds, 3 ounces.


Also on Costa’s pro team, Terry Scroggins of San Mateo, Fla. and Takahiro Omori of Emory, Texas finished second and third, respectively. Scroggins ranks no. 7 overall in the Toyota Tundra Bassmaster Angler of the Year standings, while Ashley is tied for no. 8. Ashley is also currently tied for first, with fellow Costa pro team member Derek Remitz, for the 2007 Toyota Rookie of the Year.


Costa Del Mar is the official sunglass of the Elite 100 Series. Other prominent Costa pro team members include Jason Quinn and Brent Chapman.


“We’ve had a lot of Elite 100 pros switch to Costa’s team this year,” said Chas MacDonald, president of Costa Del Mar. “With each tournament, the stakes are higher and the pros want every advantage they can get.”


{mosgoogle right 6838717991}Casey Ashley wears Costa Del Mar’s Triple Tail sunglasses with green mirror COSTA 580 lenses. “This is the first year I’ve been enrolled on Costa’s pro team. As someone who’s worn their sunglasses for years, I can tell you it’s been an amazing difference on the water being able to see more clearly,” said Ashley.


Fishing fans can watch all of the action this Saturday, June 16, at 9 a.m. on ESPN2’s “The Bassmasters,” or follow the events online at The next tournament stop for the 108 Elite competitors is the Sooner Run presented by Longhorn Tobacco scheduled for June 21 – 24 on Oklahoma’s Grand Lake.


About Costa Del Mar


As the leading manufacturer of premium polarized performance sunglasses, Costa Del Mar offers superior lens technology, unparalleled fit and durability, and a lifetime warranty on all of its products. Still handcrafted today in Ormond Beach, Fla., Costa Del Mar creates the highest quality, best performing sunglasses for outdoor enthusiasts.


Honoring its heritage on the water, Costa Del Mar supports and sponsors a number of marine conservation initiatives and educational programs, including partnering with B.A.S.S on conservation programs. The company was founded on protecting the marine environment worldwide and educating others to understand the importance of conservation. For more information, contact 1-800-447-3700 or visit the company’s Web site at


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