Teams participate in bass tourney benefitting Soaring Wings Ranch

The 2017 Sunrise Marine Soaring Wings Bass Tournament was held March 11 on Greers Ferry Lake.

“It was a great day for the fish to bite, but super cold,” said Andrew Watson, founder and director of Soaring Wings Ranch. “There was 30 degree temps, wind, rain and sleet.”

Sixty-three teams participated in the event. “We are grateful to our fisher men and women, our sponsors and most of all to God for all the support,” Watson said. “We are already planning the 2018 tournament.”

Cash prizes were given to the Top 10 weights, plus a Big Bass prize. The winners:

1st Place – ($2,000) Troy Bogard and Ben Zimmerman, 14.62 lbs
2nd Place – ($1,000) Brandon Cook and Nick Drake, 13.98 lbs
3rd Place – ($500) Paul Clark and Corey Ruff, 13.18 lbs
4th Place – ($400) Royce Davis and Flan Fife, 12.74 lbs
5th Place – ($350) Bucky Chandler and Randy Brown, 12.73 lbs
6th Place ($300) Charles Holloway and Jimmy Smith 12.72 lbs
7th Place – ($250) Danny Brunston and Mike Rose, 12.65 lbs
8th Place – ($200) Tim Dycus and Leland Nixon, 11.59 lbs
9th Place – ($150) Preston Leftwich and Jay Myers, 11.08 lbs
10th Place – ($100) Jimmy Tubbs and Eric Fulton, 10.77 lbs
Big Bass ($500) – Danny Brunston and Mike Rose, 4.97 lbs

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