Ryan Ingram Maintains Lead
ATHENS, Ala. – Ryan Ingram of Phenix City, AL remained in the top spot with another solid day at the 2019 Bass Pro Shops Fishing Tour Championship on Lake Eufaula in Eufaula, AL. Ingram hauled in 15.47 lbs with another 5-fish limit bag today, bringing his current two-day total to 37.15 lbs. His largest bass overall was a 5.99 lb. Ryan is holding a 6-pound lead over Bradley Enfinger.
Bradley Enfinger out of Colquitt, GA. Enfinger moved up several places to second after bringing a limit of bass weighing in at 17.84 lbs. His current event total sits at 31.23 pounds going into day 3, with his largest bass so far weighing 5.53 lbs.
Remaining in third place is Michael Smith from Andalusia, AL with his current event total of 30.35 lbs. Smith brought up 14.77 lbs today to lock his place on the leaderboard after day 2, ensuring to remain as a top contender going into the final day tomorrow.
The overall top 50 after day two:
Place Name Fish BB Total 1 Ryan D12-AOY Ingram 10 5.99 37.15 2 Bradley A. Enfinger 10 5.53 31.23 3 Michael M. Smith 10 30.35 4 Dennis Scott S. Montgomery 10 29.73 5 Chandler D12-AOY A. Ray 10 28.59 6 Ethan Greene 10 28.36 7 Cole Phillips 10 26.73 8 Ken Nobles 10 26.61 9 Sean Bierman 10 26.53 10 Don Thomas 10 26.42 11 Rodney Cromer 10 26.12 12 Chad Prough 10 4.99 25.44 13 Chase D96-AOY Stewart 8 4.52 23.64 14 David D72-AOY H. Lowery 10 22.69 15 Warren Mike M. York 9 22.62 16 Tommy Parker 9 22.53 17 Donald D41-AOY L. Griffith 8 6.19 22.10 18 Michael T. Hardin 9 21.70 19 Darren K. Ashley 10 21.22 20 Chris D. Nelson 10 21.14 21 Nicholas Brown 10 20.93 22 Donnie D111-AOY Boudreaux 9 4.80 20.86 23 Phil Morris 8 4.78 20.76 24 Ryan D93-AOY M. Stumpf 9 20.51 25 Billy Sam D20-AOY R. Carroll 8 6.54 20.35 26 Donald D96-AOY E. Kneece 7 19.95 27 George Kunkle III 10 19.70 28 Larry W. Franklin 8 18.98 29 James Satterwhite 6 5.80 18.78 30 Lance D72-AOY Collins 10 18.42 31 Ralph D27-AOY Dunn 9 18.37 32 Michael Keith D12-AOY K. Bardolf 8 18.32 33 Sam C. Moody 8 18.30 34 Jim Banks 9 18.12 35 Nicholas Nick D125-AOY Tunney 10 17.92 36 Troy Woodham 8 5.16 17.70 37 Kenny M. Carroll 8 6.42 17.63 38 Randy F. Ruffin 7 17.51 39 Scott R. Sarff 6 6.83 17.12 40 Keenan Connell 8 17.07 41 Richard Rick J. Bradford 7 17.05 42 Miles D16 - AOY H. Hair 7 3.99 17.04 43 Mike L. Colbert 7 5.19 16.98 44 Luke A. Drown 5 16.93 45 Jim A. Boyle 6 2.82 16.88 46 George John D47-AOY Simonof 9 16.85 47 Steve Graziano 8 16.79 48 Tom AOY D40 O Bryant 8 16.74 49 Paul Tony A. Tidwell 7 16.73 50 Ryan D98-AOY Hanson 7 16.64
Ryan Ingram is also the current top-placing Angler of the Year from all divisions across the country with his current event total of 37.15 lbs. Chandler Ray is the second placing Angler of the Year with his current total of 28.59 lbs, with Chase Stewart following up with 23.64 lbs.
The largest bass caught overall on day one was brought in by Scott Sarff of Bloomington, MN at 6.83 lbs. On the second day, Donald Griffith of Robertsdale, AL hauled in a solid kicker at 6.19 lbs. The largest bass caught each day wins a substantial side-pocket payout regardless of finishing place in the event.
There are multiple competitions going on within this Championship. Big Bass for example could pay over $3,000 per day. The AOY Competition is ongoing, Service Team members are competing to make it into the top five nationally. There is a four-man team competition. Angler form four-man teams and put into a side pot and the top teams win cash. Also, after today’s competition the top five service team members will be recognized at the awards banquet.
The winner of the Championship will take home a Triton Bass 21 TrX completely rigged include a Mercury 200 XS Four Stroke Outboard, Garmin Electronics, T-H Marine Hot Foot, Jackplate and accessories, and Optima Batteries.
The highest finishing Divisional Angler of the Year will win* a Triton Bass 21 TrX completely rigged include a Mercury 200 XS Four Stroke Outboard and Garmin Electronics, T-H Marine Hot Foot, Jackplate and accessories, and Optima Batteries.
Also, there will be a special drawing Friday evening for a Triton 19 TrX with a Mercury 150 XS Four Stroke Outboard Garmin Electronics, T-H Marine Hot Foot, Jackplate and accessories, and Optima Batteries.
At tonight’s awards banquet American Bass Anglers sponsors will be awarding draw prizes. The Championship is being hosted by Eufaula/Barbour County Chamber of Commerce and tonight’s awards banquet is being held at the Eufaula Community Center. Anglers get to take a break and enjoy an evening with members from all over the US and win some great draw prizes.
The final weigh in starts at 2pm CST today and the weigh ins are being carried live on the American Bass Anglers Facebook page.
For more information about American Bass Anglers 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.
American Bass Anglers is sponsored by: Bass Pro Shops, Triton Boats, Mercury Marine, Nitro Boats, Tracker Boats, MotorGuide, Garmin, T-H Marine, Abu Garcia, Berkley, Engel Coolers, Four Roses Bourbon, Lucas Oil, Maui Jim, Optima Batteries and Power-Pole.
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