|Place||Angler||# Fish||Big Bass||Penalty||Total Wt.||Points||Payout|
|8||Kameron Harbin||10||3.9||0.5||26.42||386||Level Hat|
|10||Don Kneece||10||5.82||25.08||382||ALX Hat|
There were 44 anglers fishing this Division 96 2-day qualifier tournament out of Greenwood State Park near Ninety Six, SC.
Our winner and Division Champion for 2018 is Rhett Manus of Gilbert, SC. Rhett came in on day 1 with 5 fish at 18.18 pounds which included a 4.88 pound kicker fish. He was in second place and took the second place option pot of $160. On day 2 he came in with 5 fish at 17.84 pounds and the ALX Rod Big Fish of the day and of the tournament at 8.10 pounds. That gave Rhett first the place option pot for day 2 of $245 and big fish pot was $220. His total of 36.02 pounds gave him the win. First place was $1602 making his total winnings for this 2-day event $2227. For Rhett the total points now are 1182 and second place for the season in the D-96 Angler of the Year race.
Second place is Andrew Allen of Waterloo, SC who had 5 fish for 16.22 pounds on day 1 with a 4.25 pound kicker fish and 5 fish for 17.18 pounds on day 2 with a 6.14 pound kicker fish. Andrew won the day 2 second place option pot of $165 and $1038 for his tournament second place finish. Andrew won a total of $1203.
In third place is George Berry of Saluda, SC who had 5 fish for 22.99 pounds on day 1 with the day1 ALX Rod Big Fish. George took the lead and earned $220 for big fish and $240 for day 1 first place option pot. George had 5 fish on day 2 for 10.12 pounds and finished in third place for $504. His total winnings totaled $964. This finish gave George Berry a total of 1188 points for the season and wins the D-96 Angler of the Year race. George will go and compete against other division AOYs at the National Championship on Lake Hartwell in October for the National AOY Title and a 2018 Triton/Mercury Bass Boat.
ALX Rods has provided a rod for the angler with the ALX Rod Big Fish of the Season. Jonathan Botts won that rod with 9.45 pound largemouth caught on Clarks Hill Lake on January 7, 2018.
Level Performance Rods has provide a rod for the angler with the Level Rod Big Sack of the Season. Russell Clark won that rod with a 23.67 pound sack caught on Clarks Hill Lake on January 7, 2018. (These 2 records were made the day when the low was 12 degrees and the high was 34 degrees.) Congratulations to Jonathan and Russell!
Group photo from left to right: 1st place / D-96 Champion Rhett Manus of Gilbert, SC / 2nd place Andrew Allen of Waterloo, SC / 3rd place George Berry of Saluda, SC / 4th place Chase Stewart of Ware Shoals, SC / 5th place Truet Hill of Laurens, SC. / 6th place Joey Miller of Waterloo, SC / (7th place Franklin Ramey of Abbeville is not in the photo) / 8th place Kameron Harbin of Abbeville, SC / 9th place Bill Cain of Greenwood, SC / 10th place Don Kneece of Saluda, SC
Our winner Rhett Manus with some of his day one fish.
Winner rhett Manus with some of his day two fish including the 8.10 pound ALX Rod Big Fish of the tournament.
George Berry with 2 of his day one limit at 22.99 pounds the Level Performance Rod Big Sack of the tournament. His day one ALX Rod Big fish was 6.92 pounds. George finished the season with 1188 points and wins the D-96 Angler of the Year. He will compete against our divisions AOY for a Triton/Mercury Bass Boat at the AFT National Championship on Lake Hartwell in October. George Berry finished in 3rd place with 33.11 pounds.
Our second place angler is Andrew Allen with 33.40 pounds anchored with a 6.14 pound kicker fish.
Chase Stewart is our 4th place finisher here with his family and a 5.44 pound kicker fish to make his total weight 32.15 pounds.
Truet Hill finished in 5th place with 29.37 pounds.
Franklin Ramey finished in 7th place. Here he is with his 6.07 kicker fish. His weight was 26.60 pounds.
Todd Pearson won the draw for a $50 off Coupon from ALX Rods.
Gene Parker won the draw for an ALX IKOS Series Rod.
Rodney 'Krowbar' won the draw for the Level Performance Rod.