Mathis wins Santee Cooper

FLW Bass Fishing League

Grayson Mathis of Aiken, S.C., caught a five-bass limit weighing 27 pounds, 11 ounces April 9 to win $3,466 in the BFL South Carolina Division tournament on Santee Cooper.

The remaining top10 anglers:

2nd: Lindwood Thornhill, Pineville, S.C., five bass, 27-6, $1,733
3rd: Ross Burns, Columbia, S.C., five bass, 27-0, $1,155
4th: William Smith, Moncks Corner, S.C., five bass, 26-7, $809
5th: Mark Hutson, Moncks Corner, S.C., five bass, 25-5, $693
6th: Ronnie McCoy, Lamar, S.C., five bass, 23-13, $606
6th: Artie Phillips, Monroe, N.C., five bass, 23-13, $606
8th: Pete Anderson, Gastonia, N.C., five bass, 23-3, $520
9th: Brad Schindledecker, Moncks Corner, S.C., five bass, 23-0, $462
10th: Joey Sabbagha, Little Mountain, S.C., five bass, 22-11, $404

Todd Lawrence of Rock Hill, S.C., caught a five-bass limit weighing 21 pounds, 0 ounces April 9 to win $1,713 in the Co-angler Division.

The remaining top10 co-anglers:

2nd: Mark Osborne, Union, S.C., five bass, 19-7, $856
3rd: Josh Robbins, Cowpens, S.C., three bass, 15-5, $571
4th: D.J. McEachern, Columbia, S.C., four bass, 14-3, $400
5th: Wyatt Hammond, Myrtle Beach, S.C., five bass, 13-6, $343
6th: Mike Branch, West Columbia, S.C., five bass, 12-0, $314
7th: Gregory Littles, Columbia, S.C., four bass, 11-15, $285
8th: Jeff Rikard, Leesville, S.C., four bass, 11-5, $257
9th: Jimmy Bihlear, Goose Creek, S.C., five bass, 11-1, $228
10th: Shane Cantley, Elgin, S.C., four bass, 11-0, $200

The next BFL South Carolina Division tournament is scheduled for May 14 on Lake Wateree in Camden, 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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