Blankenship wins Jordan Lake

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James Blankenship of Lexington, N.C., caught a five-bass limit weighing 26 pounds, 9 ounces April 9 to win $3,426 in the BFL Piedmont Division tournament on Jordan Lake.

The remaining top10 anglers:

2nd: Richard Szczerbala, Apex, N.C., five bass, 25-0, $1,713
3rd: David Farrington, Greensboro, N.C., five bass, 24-2, $1,141
4th: Fred Harris, Raleigh, N.C., five bass, 20-11, $799
5th: Bradley Staley, Pleasant Garden, N.C., five bass, 20-8, $685
6th: Wayne Hauser, Mooresville, N.C., five bass, 20-0, $599
6th: Mike Miller, Trinity, N.C., five bass, 20-0, $599
8th: Matt Stoupa, Colonial Heights, Va., five bass, 19-6, $514
9th: Billy Bledsoe, Fayetteville, N.C., five bass, 18-14, $457
10th: Flash Butts, Roanoke Rapids, N.C., five bass, 18-10, $400 plus $1,000 Evinrude bonus

Chris Davis of Raleigh, N.C., caught a five-bass limit weighing 17 pounds, 12 ounces April 9 to win $1,713 in the Co-angler Division.

The remaining top10 co-anglers:

2nd: Orlando Giles, Lexington, N.C., four bass, 16-15, $856
3rd: George Boyce, Fuquay Varina, Va., three bass, 13-1, $571
4th: Tom Holt, Cornelius, N.C., four bass, 12-12, $400
5th: Paul Reich, Sanford, N.C., five bass, 12-1, $343
6th: Phillip Passmore, Trinity, N.C., four bass, 10-15, $314
7th: Danny Lilly, Wake Forest, N.C., three bass, 10-4, $285
8th: Vernon Adams, Durham, N.C., five bass, 10-0, $257
9th: Ben Dewit, Raleigh, N.C., three bass, 9-11, $228
10th: Henry Thomason, Fayetteville, N.C., two bass, 9-10, $200

The next BFL Piedmont Division tournament is scheduled for May 14 on Kerr Lake in Henderson, N.C. After the fifth Piedmont Division tournament is complete, the top 40 boaters and 40 co-anglers based on point standings will qualify for the Oct. 20-22 Regional Championship on Lake Chickamauga in Chattanooga, Tenn. 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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