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Big "O" not kind to Classic qualifiers

Big "O" not kind to Classic qualifiers

Oklahoma's Grand Lake won't fish anything like Florida's Lake Okeechobee did this week when it hosts the 2013 Bassmaster Classic later this month. The five Classic qualifiers who competed in the FLW Tour derby at the Big "O" have to be real happy about that.

The quintet none of whom came close to advancing to the weekend averaged a 110th-place finish. Oklahoman Jason Christie (pictured), a guy many are tabbing as a Classic favorite, was tops among them with an 82nd-place showing.

Defending Classic champion Chris Lane was next at 89th, followed by Ish Monroe (94th), Bobby Lane (132nd) and Tommy Biffle (154th).

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