Wesley Sandifer wins on Lake Hartwell
December 16th, 2018 Anderson, SC. Twenty-four anglers launched from the Green Pond Landing near Anderson, SC. The temps started out at 43 degrees and warmed up into the low 60’s by the 3 pm weigh in time. Water temps were in the mid 50’s due to several cold rains before the tournament. Twelve of the twenty-four anglers caught a five-fish limit, but when the scales closed it was Wesley Sandifer of Chapin, SC who took the victory with 12.72lbs. For the win, Wesley took home $600 in prize money. Wesley reported catching his fish on a jig.
Second amongst the competitors was Zach Green of Elberton, GA with five-fish that locked in the scales at 11.26lbs. Zach reported catching his fish on a shaky head rig. For his efforts, he took home $360 plus $114 for 1st Place Option Pot for a total of $474 in prize money.
Third place was claimed by Jason Turner of Anderson, SC with five-fish and a total weight of 10.92lbs. Jason credited a jig for his limit. For his efforts, he took home $123 plus $76 for second place in the Option Pot for earnings of $199.
Fourth place was Roy Stuart of Anderson, SC with a limit weighing in at 10.82lbs. Roy took home $94 for his efforts.
The Biggest Bass of the tournament was caught by Grover Jones of Starr, SC. His fish locked in the scales at 4.09lbs earning him $110 in prize money.
Top ten finishers:
1st Wesley Sandifer 12.72-lbs 2nd Zach Green 11.26-lbs 3rd Jason Turner 10.92-lbs 4th Roy Stuart 10.82-lbs 5th Kevin Jordan 10.32-lbs 6th Jonathon Webb 10.12-lbs 7th Barrett Keel 10.01-lbs 8th James Phillips 9.34-lbs 9th Joe McDonie 8.35-lbs 10th Christian Joyce 8.11-lbs
The next tournament in this division will take place on February 10th, 2019 launching from the Hwy 72 ramp on Lake Russell.
For more information on this event or division please contact the local director Grover Jones at (252)217-2893 or visit www.americanbassanglers.com
These anglers earn valuable points toward the divisional angler of the year title. The points champion from each division will compete in the annual American Bass Anglers AFT Angler of The Year Final Round at the AFT Championship. In addition, the top 500 anglers from the various divisions will earn the right to compete in the three-day ABA, AFT National Championship tournament.
Learn more about American Bass Anglers and the Bass Pro Shops Fishing Tour at AmericanBassAnglers.com or call your local director or call American Bass Anglers at (256)232-0406
American Bass Anglers commitment is to provide low cost, close to home tournaments for the weekend angler and at the same time offer each competitor an upward path for individual angler progression. For more information about American Bass Anglers and the Bass Pro Shops Fishing Tour, the Bass Pro Shops Open Series, the Bass Pro Shops Team Tour, or the Bass Pro Shops Couples Series visit www.americanbassanglers.com.
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