South Carolina Angler Wins ABA Tournament

Winning angler George Berry.

George Berry of Saluda, SC won an ABA American Fishing Tour event in Division 96 with a five-bass limit of 14.83 lbs on Lake Greenwood. Berry earned $663.00 for the victory and moves one step closer to the 2012 ABA National Championship and the 2012 Angler of the Year Event.

Berry had all his success on the upper part of the lake, fishing a spinnerbait around docks and other cover.

Fellow Saluda resident Don Kneece finished second with a weight of 12.66 lbs, while Phil Morris placed third with a catch of 11.69 lbs.

Ken Brugger of Lexington, SC caught the Big Bass of the tournament, a decent 5.31-pound largemouth with a Pop-R early in the morning. Brugger picked up a $100 bonus for the catch.

The top five anglers were:

1. George Berry 14.83 lbs.

2. Don Kneece 12.66 lbs.

3. Phil Morris 11.69 lbs.

4. Phillip Anderson 10.92 lbs.

5. Sean Anderson 10.71 lbs.

These anglers have acquired valuable points to ensure their berth in the ABA National Championship on Grand Lake in Oklahoma the 24th-26th in October 2012. The top angler by points earned in this division can participate in the Angler of the Year Final Round.

Next up for Division 96 is a tournament on December 4 out of Lake Russell at the Hwy 72 Ramp.

For more information on this or any future event in this division contact Phil Morris at (864) 993-0346 or by email at:

The American Fishing Tour offers low cost, close to home bass tournaments that are designed for the weekend angler. All ABA anglers fish for money and points. The points advance the angler to their divisional championship and the top 500 anglers in the US are invited to the American Fishing Tour National Championship.

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