Two fishermen from the "other" Carolina, Jeff Jennings of Rock Hill, S.C., and Randy Childers of Anderson, S.C., finished in the top two spots at the July 13 Walmart BFL Piedmont Division tournament at High Rock Lake.

Jennings topped the field of 89 anglers with a 5-fish catch that weighed 20 pounds, one ounce. He flipped "all over the lake" and won $3,545.

 

Childers used jigs and black worms to take his second-place catch of 19 pounds, eight inches, which was worth $1,773.

 

Kevin Chandler of New London tied Scott Threadgill of Troy for third place with 18-8; each fishermen received $1,004. Threadgill's haul was anchored with a 6-pound, 11-ounce bass, the second-biggest fish of the day.

 

Other high finishers were: Jarrett Freeze of Rockwell, fifth with 17-10 for $709; Steve Sink of Winston-Salem, sixth with 17-6 for $650; and Scott Guyot of Wagram, seventh with 17-4 for $591. Guyot also took the big-fish prize of $445 with a 6-pound, 12-ounce bass.

 

Completing the top 10 were: Ray Griffin of Henderson, eighth with 17-3 for $532; Eric Moser of Salisbury, ninth with 16-9 for $473; and Jeff Queen of Catawba, 10th with 16-3 for $414.

 

Butner's Marty Daniel ranked first among the co-anglers with 12-15, squeaking past Greg Deal of China Grove, who had 12-13. Daniel won $1,773; Deal, $886. Wayne Austin of High Point won the co-angler big-bass award of $222 with a 5-pound, 12-ounce bass.

 

OTHER BASS TOURNAMENTS

 

Adam & Eve Trail, Badin Lake, July 13

1. Jerry-Sarah Hopkins, 20-1, $237.50; 2. Don-Susan Luther (Troy), 17-15, $142.50; 3. Bob-Mary Jennett (Kernersville), 16-11, $95. Big fish: Jerry-Sarah Hopkins, 5-6, $95. 

T.O.M. CATT Gaston Trail, Lake Gaston, July 61. Adam-Gene Richardson, 15-3, plus 3.79-pound big fish, $720; 2. Jay Wright-Nick Bell, 14.22, $370. 

Fishers of Men Legacy Central Division, Graham Mebane Lake, June 221. Lonnie-Justin Whitfield, 25.31, plus 6.55-pound big fish, $375; 2. Preston Jacobs-Mitch Mayes, 17.73, $172; 3. Lucas Lobaugh-Lucas Lobaugh Jr., 15.90, $120; 4. Mark Whitman-Luke Turner, 14.08, $90; 5. Keith-Alden Patterson, 11.89, $68. 

STRIPED BASS TOURNAMENTS 

Tarheel Striper Club, Kerr Lake, July 13

1. Jerry Hill (Lexington)-Robert Moss (Trinity), 24.85, plus 10.2-pound big fish; 2. Russ Mitchell-Wall Brady-Todd Maze, 8.90; 3. J.R. Wilmouth (Thomasville), 8.35; 4. Kevin Buskirk (Madison), 6.70; 5. Coy Hamilton (Lexington), 4.55; 6. Jerry Sykes-Pattie Sykes (Asheboro), 3.70; 7. Steve Shoe-Tammy Shoe, 3.60.