Joshua George Takes Win on Sinclair
Joshua George of Loganville, GA takes the win at the AFT D72 tournament held December 17, 2022, on Lake Sinclair. His five bass topped the scale at 14.09 pounds to put $826 cash in his pocket and win the first-place trophy. Joshua also won the optional Big Bass trophy and additional cash of $570 for his awesome 7.58-pounder! His total winnings for the day was$1,396.
Brian Garner of Locust Grove, GA finished in second place with a total weight of 13.06 pounds which included a 4.49-pounder. Brian won $597 cash and the second-place trophy.
57 anglers competed for the top 9 places to win payouts totaling $2,793. Congratulations to the Top Ten:
PL Angler Fish Penalty Big Bass Total Points Payout 1 Joshua M. George 5 7.58 14.09 200 826 2 Brian W. Garner 4 4.49 13.06 199 597 3 Grant T. Kelly 5 12.46 198 331 4 Derek N. Johnson 5 12.27 197 280 5 Dakota Kelly 5 5.84 12.13 196 236 6 Larry W. Cason Jr 5 11.78 195 200 7 John B. Stalnaker 4 11.12 194 157 8 Tim Johnson 5 10.98 193 94 9 Les Charles 5 10.61 192 72 10 Scott Jeffers 5 10.60 191
Thanks go to Danny Taylor and Bob Clark for helping with the tournament. After the awards of trophies and cash payouts, five $50 bills were given as draw prizes to the anglers present. The lucky winners were Steve Clay, Benji Morris, Randy Woodham, Deron Burdette, and Travis Clay. Shawn Hendrix donated a Kissel Krafts custom rod certificate which was won by Derek Johnson.
Our next tournament in this division will be January 14, 2023, on Lake Oconee running out of Sugar Creek Marina. If you have any questions, please contact Director Benny Howell at 770-365-4795.
Georgia Central Division 72 is the home of the current reigning King of the Hill, Benny Howell, and his team.
Benny Howell was the 2022 King of the Hill, an award presented at the end of each season to the top director of that season.
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