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McCoy wins Wal-Mart Bass Fishing League Super Tournament
on Lake Mead
Klinger qualified for the final round in second place with five bass weighing 10 pounds, 4 ounces and finished up with 7 pounds, 2 ounces to win $1,624. He also earned a $500 bonus from Ranger Boats as the highest finishing participant in the Ranger Cup incentive program.
Jim Jared of Dolan Springs, Ariz., took third place and collected $812 with 7 pounds, 1 ounce. Jack Trahan of Kingman, Ariz., placed fourth and earned $703 with 5 pounds, 11 ounces.
First place in the Co-Angler Division and $1,624 went to Glenda Jackson of Las Vegas, Nev., who topped 31 competitors with a final round catch of four bass weighing 7 pounds, 1 ounce. Second place in the division and $812 went to Jeffery Farmer of Twentynine Palms, Calif., with 4 pounds, 8 ounces, while Leonard Thorpe of Torrance, Calif., took third place and $406 with 4 pounds, 7 ounces.
Robert Lorentz of Phoenix, Ariz., and Leonard Thorpe of Torrance, Calif., tied for the co-angler Big Bass Award with a 3-pound, 7-ounce bass. Each angler received $77 for the catch.
Dennis Kolender of Henderson, Nev., landed the Divisional Points Championship and $1,000 with 1,168 points won during five regular season tournaments. Tyler Brinks of Henderson, Nev., landed the Co-Angler Points Championship and $500 with 1,149 points.
The top 30 boaters and top 30 co-anglers in the Colorado
River Division will advance to regional competition Oct. 23-27 on Lake
Shasta near Redding, Calif., where they will go up against top competitors
from the Western divisions for a shot at qualifying for the BFL All-American,
which features an estimated purse of $345,000 and ranks as one of the
most lucrative post-season tournaments in competitive angling. The top
two boaters and
Awards for the 2001 BFL season could reach $5.7 million
based on full fields