By Todd Ceisner
BassFan Editor


Val Osinski has fished plenty of tournaments, big and small, at Lake Okeechobee in the past. Recently, though, he’d noticed a trend that the northern part of the lake was producing more and more quality tournament stringers during this part of the year.

He experienced it last January when he took 4th in the Southeast Rayovac at the Big O by heading north.

In the days and weeks leading into this year’s Rayovac Series event at Okeechobee, he was thinking the same way despite seeing some good bags come out of the southern part of the lake recently.

“I kept thinking I needed to be north because I’d gotten beat fishing the south end too many times,” he said.

He’d caught some stringers in the mid-20s from the south already this year, but his inkling was that the north was still going to reign in the Rayovac. That all changed in his practice across the days leading into last week’s event and it was his decision to stay south that proved crucial in his winning the Rayovac season opener by 12-plus pounds at Okeechobee.

Osinski, who is the CEO and president of Gambler Lures, not only beat some of the best anglers from central Florida, he topped a 250-boat field – the largest ever for a Rayovac Series – and did it in convincing, wire-to-wire fashion. He sandwiched 25-plus pound bags around a 19-pound stringer to tally up 70-08 across three days. Brandon Medlock, a longtime Okeechobee stud, was a distant second with 58-04.

“It’s right at the top,” Osinski said when asked where this victory ranked among his tournament accomplishments. “First off, there were 250 guys in it. From FLW pros and guys who’ve won FLW events to local sticks and anyone who’s anyone around Florida and out of staters who are good fishermen. It’s fantastic.

“There have been a couple small events that are more about pride that I’ve been happy to win, but this one tops them all. I built on what I did last year. I practiced the same way and did what I did needed to do.”

Here’s how he tackled the Big O.

Practice

Osinski grew up fishing the south end of the lake, but as he noted it can be hit or miss depending on the time of the year.

“Coming into the tournament, the two time I’d fished south I caught a 28-pound bag and a 24-pound bag in two club events,” he said.

After spending 3 1/2 days of practice up north, he opted to shift his focus to the southern portion of the lake.

“By lunch time on Tuesday, I’d made the decision to not fish north,” he said. “I figured the best I could do up there was 16 or 17 pounds. I was getting any big bites and I was even struggling to get bites.”

He trailered his boat and re-launched on the lower end and immediately started getting more and better bites.

“My practice partner even said, ‘This is easy,’” he recalled.

He figured out 2-pounders were easy to come by just flipping to holes in the grass with a Gambler Ace, but he knew ne needed to tap into the bigger fish.

“I went to some heads nearby and started flipping to them,” he said. “On Tuesday afternoon, I got four or five bites doing that and two that felt like good ones. On Wednesday, I only looked at different areas trying to find heads that were clean and near spawning areas.

“I drew a rectangle down south and said, ‘This is where it’s going to happen. 'Someone would win it in there.’ I was that convinced, especially after fishing north for 3 1/2 days. There were so many more bites to be had.”

Competition

> Day 1: 5, 26-00
> Day 2: 5, 19-04
> Day 3: 5, 25-04
> Total = 15, 70-08

Osinski started the tournament thinking the fish were on the move toward their spawning habitat, but that notion was swiftly squashed early on day 1.

“I had one area that was more of a transition area and I didn’t get a bite there,” he said. “So I started thinking maybe the fish had moved in. I went through a spawning area and didn’t get any bites.”

He moved out a good ways – he estimates a mile – toward the main lake to a set of reed heads and started to get bit. He boated 13 pounds in the matter of 30 minutes.

“That clued me in so I ran some more heads where I’d gotten bites before and on my first pitch, I caught a 7-pounder,” he said, adding he caught all of his day-1 fish flipping and punching a Gambler Why Not. “Within 45 minutes, I culled everything out.

“A lot of fish were out further than I had anticipated,” he added. “I thought there’d be more fish in. On the last day of practice, I went inside the staging area and had some bites and Joe said he was seeing beds everywhere. On day 1, I went back in there thinking they’d be there and even went into the spawning areas and couldn’t get a bite.”

He wound up with 26-00 and held the lead after the opening day on which 247 of 250 pros weighed in at least one fish.

To start day 2, he returned to the area that produced so well the previous day. He knew other boats had seen him there and there was an uptick in traffic in the area.

“The fishing was horrible,” he said. “I only had a couple 12-inchers in there.”

Joe Holland, a business associate with Gambler and close friend also fishing the tournament, was also fishing in the area and had caught a 6-pounder so the good fish were still in there, but d.

“I figured we needed to leave because if people saw us leave they’d leave, too,” Osinski said.

He went to another area and caught a quick limit, then came back into an area within sight of where he started his day.

He combed a couple sets of heads and caught a 4-pounder that keyed him into how he needed to be presenting the bait.

“Everybody thinks flipping on Okeechobee is you find some grass and get a heavyweight and you go flip, but there’s a more to it than that,” he said. “When I caught that fish, I was actually ripping the bait out of the mat almost out of frustration and was getting ready to make another flip. That fish just crushed it when I ripped it off the bottom.

“Most times, we slow down when we’re not getting bites, but I had to do the other way. I’d soak it and let it sit, but when I moved it really quick out of frustration, that fish just destroyed it. That told me I was maybe fishing too slow.”

He went to a heavier weight and put a new, unreleased Gambler bait on (the burner craw) and got so momentum going. He went back to his key area and caught a 7-pounder and two more upgrades that took him from 10 pounds to 19 within an hour.

His lead entering the final day was nearly 6 pounds over Medlock, who caught a tournament-best 26-15 on day 2.

Mike Meisenheimer
Photo: Mike Meisenheimer

The new Gambler Burner Craw was a key bait for Osinski on day 2

“It was exciting,” he said of taking off with the lead on the final day. “I know a lot of people around here being local and the only thing I wanted to make sure of was if I didn’t win, I wanted to make someone catch a good bag to beat me. That was my focus.”

A 6-pounder early on the final day put his nerves as ease, but a shift in the wind forced him to change up his strategy.

“As soon as the wind switched to the north, I saw the muddy water started coming in,” he said. “When that happened, it moved the bait fish around and pushed them back toward the grass.”

He switched to a Gambler EZ Swimmer rigged with a punch skirt (he wanted to mimic a swim jig) and had immediate success.

“I got to 16 or 17 pounds pretty quick,” he said. “At that point, I knew Medlock would need a big bag to beat me, but I also knew he could catch 30.”

He moved to a row of heads near some spawning areas along the south end and caught a 9 1/2-pounder to seal the deal.

Winning Gear Notes

> Flipping gear: 7’10” heavy-action Fitzgerald Rods Titan HD flipping/pitching rod, Daiwa Tatula casting reel (7.3:1 gear ratio), 65-pound Sufix 832 Advanced Superline, 1- and 1 1/4-oz. Reins Tungsten slip sinkers, Gambler KO punch skirt (silver shadow), 5/0 Strike King Hack Attack heavy cover flipping hook, Gambler Why Not (Junebug shadow blue).

> When not using a punch skirt, Osinski flipped a Why Not in the gold rush pattern.

> Swim jig gear: 7’3” extra-heavy Powell casting rod, Daiwa Tatula Type R casting reel (8.1:1 gear ratio), same line, 3/16-oz. Reins Tungsten slip sinker, Gambler KO punch skirt, 6/0 Gamakatsu EWG worm hook, Gambler EZ Swimmer (white lightning).

> Osinski also flipped the Burner Craw, a new bait from Gambler that’s not yet on the market. He described it as having the body of the Why Not with the shrunken tail of a Burner Worm as claws. Only he and Holland had them. “Sometimes, it helps in your head knowing you’re the only one with a certain bait,” he said.

> Main factor in his success – "Just being able to make subtle adjustments every day and realizing the fish didn’t leave. I just had to figure something out every day. On day 2, it was changing the weight and style of bait. On day 3 it was adjusting to the wind.”

> Performance edge – "Trevor’s new flipping rod. It’s super sensitive and light. I could flip all day with it. It’s balanced really well. Just like a lot of people say Gambler baits are made for fishing in Florida, Trevor makes a good rod for flipping and punching down here.”

Final Results

1. Val Osinski -- Pompano Beach, Fl -- 26-00 (5) -- 19-04 (5) -- 45-04 (10) -- 25-04 (5) -- 70-08 (15) -- $40,000

2. Brandon Medlock -- Lake Placid, Fl -- 12-06 (5) -- 26-15 (5) -- 39-05 (10) -- 18-15 (5) -- 58-04 (15) -- $15,500

3. Joe Holland -- Jefferson, Me -- 22-03 (5) -- 13-07 (5) -- 35-10 (10) -- 14-14 (5) -- 50-08 (15) -- $12,000

4. Mark Daniels Jr. -- Tuskegee, Al -- 12-12 (5) -- 25-15 (5) -- 38-11 (10) -- 10-00 (5) -- 48-11 (15) -- $10,000

5. Trevor Fitzgerald -- Belleview, Fl -- 24-01 (5) -- 12-13 (5) -- 36-14 (10) -- 8-10 (5) -- 45-08 (15) -- $9,000

6. Brandon McMillan -- Clewiston, Fl -- 14-02 (5) -- 18-04 (5) -- 32-06 (10) -- 12-15 (5) -- 45-05 (15) -- $8,000

7. Tyler Suddarth -- Valdosta, Ga -- 12-07 (5) -- 20-06 (5) -- 32-13 (10) -- 11-08 (5) -- 44-05 (15) -- $7,000

8. Hensley Powell -- Whitwell, Tn -- 19-13 (5) -- 15-14 (5) -- 35-11 (10) -- 7-14 (5) -- 43-09 (15) -- $6,000

9. Scott Martin -- Clewiston, Fl -- 19-14 (5) -- 12-08 (5) -- 32-06 (10) -- 11-01 (5) -- 43-07 (15) -- $5,000

10. Tim Frederick -- Leesburg, Fl -- 18-02 (5) -- 14-10 (5) -- 32-12 (10) -- 4-06 (4) -- 37-02 (14) -- $4,000

The following anglers did not make the cut and did not fish on day 3.

11. Brian Holder -- Gastonia, NC -- 15-04 (5) -- 16-11 (5) -- 31-15 (10) -- $3,750

12. Randy Haynes -- Counce, Tn -- 12-07 (5) -- 19-07 (5) -- 31-14 (10) -- $3,500

13. Chad Prough -- Chipley, Fl -- 14-00 (5) -- 17-06 (5) -- 31-06 (10) -- $3,000

14. Sandy Melvin -- Boca Grande, Fl -- 11-02 (5) -- 20-02 (5) -- 31-04 (10) -- $3,000

15. Adam Johnson -- Sandy Springs, Ga -- 14-10 (5) -- 16-10 (5) -- 31-04 (10) -- $3,000

16. Bill Day -- Frankfort, Ky -- 13-06 (5) -- 17-06 (5) -- 30-12 (10) -- $3,000

17. Robert Knobb -- Belvidere, Tn -- 18-15 (5) -- 11-08 (5) -- 30-07 (10) -- $3,000

18. Keith Carson -- Debary, Fl -- 14-07 (5) -- 15-14 (5) -- 30-05 (10) -- $3,000

19. Timothy Feller -- Coral Springs, Fl -- 14-09 (5) -- 15-01 (5) -- 29-10 (10) -- $3,000

20. James Watson -- Springfield, Mo -- 12-06 (5) -- 17-02 (5) -- 29-08 (10) -- $3,000

21. Ron Nelson -- Berrien Springs, Mi -- 18-04 (5) -- 10-11 (5) -- 28-15 (10) -- $2,750

22. Koby Kreiger -- Bokeelia, Fl -- 16-12 (5) -- 12-02 (5) -- 28-14 (10) -- $2,750

23. Walter Ogle -- Maryville, Tn -- 14-15 (5) -- 13-14 (5) -- 28-13 (10) -- $2,750

24. Roland Martin -- Naples, Fl -- 20-10 (5) -- 8-01 (5) -- 28-11 (10) -- $2,750

25. Thadeus Ragan -- North Miami Beach, Fl -- 12-05 (5) -- 16-04 (5) -- 28-09 (10) -- $2,750

26. Matthew Stefan -- Junction City, Wi -- 11-07 (5) -- 16-14 (5) -- 28-05 (10) -- $2,500

27. Clent Davis -- Montevallo, Al -- 11-09 (5) -- 16-06 (5) -- 27-15 (10) -- $2,500

28. Brad Carroll -- Hiram, Ga -- 18-00 (5) -- 9-11 (5) -- 27-11 (10) -- $2,500

29. Tommy Dickerson -- Orange, Tx -- 14-07 (5) -- 13-04 (5) -- 27-11 (10) -- $2,500

30. Chris McCall -- Brookeland, Tx -- 17-10 (5) -- 9-15 (5) -- 27-09 (10) -- $2,500

31. Robert Kerber -- Ava, NY -- 16-04 (5) -- 11-01 (2) -- 27-05 (7) -- $2,000

32. Jonathan Henry -- Grant, Al -- 11-05 (5) -- 15-12 (5) -- 27-01 (10) -- $2,000

33. Jared McMillan -- Belle Glade, Fl -- 13-06 (5) -- 13-11 (5) -- 27-01 (10) -- $2,000

34. Raymond Trudeau -- Saint Cloud, Fl -- 14-07 (5) -- 12-09 (5) -- 27-00 (10) -- $2,000

35. Mike Surman -- Boca Raton, Fl -- 20-12 (5) -- 6-01 (5) -- 26-13 (10) -- $2,000

36. Paul Malone -- Pleasant Valley, Ia -- 14-04 (5) -- 12-09 (5) -- 26-13 (10) -- $2,000

37. Keith Fels -- Ocala, Fl -- 9-11 (5) -- 17-01 (5) -- 26-12 (10) -- $2,000

38. Roger Crafton -- Boca Grande, Fl -- 17-10 (5) -- 9-00 (5) -- 26-10 (10) -- $2,000

39. Scott Wiley -- Bay Minette, Al -- 15-03 (5) -- 11-04 (5) -- 26-07 (10) -- $2,000

40. George Kapiton -- Inverness, Fl -- 12-14 (5) -- 13-08 (5) -- 26-06 (10) -- $2,000

41. Casey Smith -- Musella, Ga -- 10-07 (5) -- 15-14 (5) -- 26-05 (10) -- $1,200

42. Scott Canterbury -- Springville, Al -- 10-10 (5) -- 15-10 (5) -- 26-04 (10) -- $1,200

43. Wade Shahid -- Fort Walton Beach, Fl -- 15-02 (5) -- 10-13 (5) -- 25-15 (10) -- $1,200

44. Bryant Ailor -- Knoxville, Tn -- 15-08 (5) -- 10-05 (5) -- 25-13 (10) -- $1,200

45. David Hendrick -- Cherryville, NC -- 10-02 (5) -- 15-10 (5) -- 25-12 (10) -- $1,200

46. Rich Dalbey -- Greenville, Tx -- 15-08 (5) -- 10-04 (5) -- 25-12 (10) -- $1,200

47. Malcolm Acree -- Clearwater, Fl -- 9-10 (5) -- 16-00 (5) -- 25-10 (10) -- $1,200

48. Phil Cury -- Jacksonville, Fl -- 15-13 (5) -- 9-12 (5) -- 25-09 (10) -- $1,200

49. Chris Heath -- North Augusta, SC -- 10-15 (5) -- 14-07 (5) -- 25-06 (10) -- $1,200

50. Peter Cherkas -- Des Moines, Ia -- 16-03 (5) -- 9-02 (5) -- 25-05 (10) -- $1,200

51. David Sheffield -- Davie, Fl -- 11-09 (5) -- 13-11 (5) -- 25-04 (10) -- $1,200

52. Dalton Cooksey -- New Concord, Ky -- 11-10 (5) -- 13-09 (5) -- 25-03 (10) -- $1,200

53. Ron Veale -- Clewiston, Fl -- 14-05 (5) -- 10-13 (5) -- 25-02 (10) -- $1,200

54. Stephen L Rogers -- Prattville, Al -- 11-02 (5) -- 14-00 (5) -- 25-02 (10) -- $1,200

55. Rob Digh -- Denver, NC -- 9-08 (5) -- 15-06 (5) -- 24-14 (10) -- $1,200

56. Ronald Farrow -- Rock Hill, SC -- 10-12 (5) -- 14-00 (5) -- 24-12 (10) -- $1,200

57. Matt Greenblatt -- Port St Lucie, Fl -- 13-03 (5) -- 11-08 (5) -- 24-11 (10) -- $1,200

58. Thomas Helton -- Charleston, Tn -- 10-04 (5) -- 14-06 (5) -- 24-10 (10) -- $1,200

59. John Dial -- Winter Haven, Fl -- 9-15 (5) -- 14-10 (5) -- 24-09 (10) -- $1,200

60. Todd Auten -- Lake Wylie, SC -- 13-04 (5) -- 11-05 (5) -- 24-09 (10) -- $1,200

61. Buddy Gross -- Chattanooga, Tn -- 12-13 (5) -- 11-09 (5) -- 24-06 (10) -- $1,200

62. Dennis Cameron -- Travelers Rest, SC -- 9-00 (5) -- 15-05 (5) -- 24-05 (10) -- $1,200

63. Bob Morin -- Seymour, Tn -- 9-00 (5) -- 15-05 (5) -- 24-05 (10) -- $1,200

64. Joshua Weaver -- Macon, Ga -- 12-13 (5) -- 11-08 (5) -- 24-05 (10) -- $1,200

65. George Carroll -- Clinton, Tn -- 14-07 (5) -- 9-12 (5) -- 24-03 (10) -- $1,200

66. Ishama Monroe -- Hughson, Ca -- 14-15 (5) -- 9-03 (5) -- 24-02 (10) -- $1,200

67. Steven Stinson -- Pickering, On -- 14-01 (5) -- 10-01 (5) -- 24-02 (10) -- $1,200

68. Derrick Blake -- Rockwood, Tn -- 17-12 (5) -- 6-05 (5) -- 24-01 (10) -- $1,200

69. Bradford Beavers -- Ridgeville, SC -- 8-03 (5) -- 15-14 (5) -- 24-01 (10) -- $1,200

70. Bryan Honnerlaw -- Moore Haven, Fl -- 10-01 (5) -- 13-13 (5) -- 23-14 (10) -- $1,200

71. Brant Grimm -- Church Hill, Tn -- 14-02 (5) -- 9-11 (5) -- 23-13 (10) -- $1,200

72. Michael Conley -- Bainbridge, Ga -- 16-01 (5) -- 7-10 (5) -- 23-11 (10) -- $1,200

73. Russell Lane -- Prattville, Al -- 10-09 (5) -- 13-02 (5) -- 23-11 (10) -- $1,200

74. Simon Borja -- Kingston, Tn -- 14-13 (5) -- 8-13 (5) -- 23-10 (10) -- $1,200

75. Jared Dial -- Winter Haven, Fl -- 13-02 (5) -- 10-07 (5) -- 23-09 (10) -- $1,200

76. Ryan Bowman -- Seneca, SC -- 15-03 (5) -- 8-04 (5) -- 23-07 (10) -- $1,200

77. Bryan Thrift -- Shelby, NC -- 9-12 (5) -- 13-11 (5) -- 23-07 (10) -- $1,200

78. Ryan Worthington -- Middleburg, Fl -- 7-05 (5) -- 16-01 (5) -- 23-06 (10) -- $1,200

79. Frank Clark -- Benton, Il -- 12-15 (5) -- 10-07 (5) -- 23-06 (10) -- $1,200

80. Jay Kendrick -- Grant, Al -- 9-09 (4) -- 13-12 (5) -- 23-05 (9) -- $1,200

81. Clayton Batts -- Macon, Ga -- 11-03 (5) -- 12-01 (5) -- 23-04 (10) -- $1,200

82. Darrell Davis -- Dover, Fl -- 8-10 (5) -- 14-09 (5) -- 23-03 (10) -- $1,200

83. Burley Warf -- Moneta, Va -- 16-00 (5) -- 7-02 (5) -- 23-02 (10) -- $1,200

84. John Devries -- Fishers, In -- 12-04 (5) -- 10-14 (5) -- 23-02 (10) -- $1,200

85. Troy Gibson -- Eufaula, Al -- 14-08 (5) -- 8-09 (5) -- 23-01 (10) -- $1,200

86. Robert Tindell -- Leesburg, Ga -- 10-00 (5) -- 13-01 (5) -- 23-01 (10) -- $1,200

87. David Kiefer -- Brandon, Fl -- 11-12 (5) -- 11-05 (5) -- 23-01 (10) -- $1,200

88. Barry Wilson -- Birmingham, Al -- 13-06 (5) -- 9-09 (5) -- 22-15 (10) -- $1,200

89. Brian Hatfield -- Spring City, Tn -- 13-02 (5) -- 9-12 (5) -- 22-14 (10) -- $1,200

90. Robert Beatty -- Clermont, Fl -- 12-12 (5) -- 10-01 (5) -- 22-13 (10) -- $1,200

91. Curtis Lewis -- West Palm Beach, Fl -- 13-14 (5) -- 8-14 (5) -- 22-12 (10) -- $1,200

92. Donnie Smith -- St. Johns, Fl -- 11-04 (5) -- 11-08 (5) -- 22-12 (10) -- $1,200

93. Daniel Welch -- New Martinsville, WV -- 10-11 (5) -- 11-12 (5) -- 22-07 (10) -- $1,200

94. George Martin -- Little Valley, NY -- 10-03 (5) -- 12-01 (5) -- 22-04 (10) -- $1,200

95. Mike Bodiford -- Panama City, Fl -- 11-13 (5) -- 10-07 (5) -- 22-04 (10) -- $1,200

96. Bill Tervin -- Pocola, Ok -- 10-13 (4) -- 11-06 (5) -- 22-03 (9) -- $1,200

97. Casey Martin -- New Hope, Al -- 14-06 (5) -- 7-10 (5) -- 22-00 (10) -- $1,200

98. Currey Holley -- Pulaski, Tn -- 11-07 (5) -- 10-08 (5) -- 21-15 (10) -- $1,200

99. Robert Naramore -- Hampton, Ga -- 4-04 (3) -- 17-09 (5) -- 21-13 (8) -- $1,200

100. Carmen Patti -- Davie, Fl -- 12-05 (5) -- 9-08 (5) -- 21-13 (10) -- $1,200

101. Shane Powell -- Midland City, Al -- 11-14 (5) -- 9-12 (5) -- 21-10 (10) -- $1,200

102. Allen Duke -- Okeechobee, Fl -- 12-09 (5) -- 9-00 (5) -- 21-09 (10) -- $1,200

103. Dean Boruff -- Valdosta, Ga -- 9-07 (5) -- 12-02 (5) -- 21-09 (10) -- $1,200

104. Greg Harp -- Vero Beach, Fl -- 9-11 (5) -- 11-14 (5) -- 21-09 (10) -- $1,200

105. Jeffery Farmer -- Jacksonville, NC -- 9-13 (5) -- 11-12 (5) -- 21-09 (10) -- $1,200

106. Chris Ferguson -- Wittensville, Ky -- 6-14 (5) -- 14-10 (5) -- 21-08 (10) -- $1,200

107. Lionel Botha -- Okeechobee, Fl -- 13-08 (5) -- 8-00 (5) -- 21-08 (10) -- $1,200

108. Roan McCollough -- Tallahassee, Fl -- 12-08 (5) -- 9-00 (5) -- 21-08 (10) -- $1,200

109. Jeffrey Ware -- Warrenton, Va -- 8-08 (5) -- 12-15 (5) -- 21-07 (10) -- $1,200

110. Gary Milicevic -- Labelle, Fl -- 9-13 (5) -- 11-10 (5) -- 21-07 (10) -- $1,200

111. Derek Yasinski -- Senoia, Ga -- 11-09 (5) -- 9-14 (5) -- 21-07 (10) -- $1,200

112. Richard Held -- Lake Worth, Fl -- 8-13 (5) -- 12-08 (5) -- 21-05 (10) -- $1,200

113. Jeff Sparks -- Chickamauga, Ga -- 13-15 (5) -- 7-05 (5) -- 21-04 (10) -- $1,200

114. Bryant Adam -- Madison, Ms -- 7-07 (5) -- 13-10 (5) -- 21-01 (10) -- $1,200

115. Michael Hughes -- Greenville, SC -- 7-15 (5) -- 13-01 (5) -- 21-00 (10) -- $1,200

116. Brad Robinson -- Hagerstown, In -- 11-14 (5) -- 9-02 (5) -- 21-00 (10) -- $1,200

117. Jason Abram -- Tn -- 10-02 (5) -- 10-13 (5) -- 20-15 (10) -- $1,200

118. Jeff McMillan -- Belle Glade, Fl -- 10-10 (5) -- 10-05 (5) -- 20-15 (10) -- $1,200

119. Brian Latimer -- Belton, SC -- 12-00 (5) -- 8-14 (5) -- 20-14 (10) -- $1,200

120. John Tavano -- Sebring, Fl -- 9-07 (5) -- 11-06 (5) -- 20-13 (10) -- $1,200

121. James Kemper -- Frankfort, Ky -- 6-11 (5) -- 14-00 (5) -- 20-11 (10) -- $1,200

122. Maurice Cobb -- Kuttawa, Ky -- 13-03 (5) -- 7-08 (4) -- 20-11 (9) -- $1,200

123. Juan Ruiz -- West Palm Beach, Fl -- 11-05 (5) -- 9-06 (5) -- 20-11 (10) -- $1,200

124. John Nixon -- Anderson, SC -- 11-15 (5) -- 8-09 (5) -- 20-08 (10) -- $1,200

125. Stephen McKinnie -- Umatila, Fl -- 8-14 (5) -- 11-09 (5) -- 20-07 (10) -- $1,200

126. Keith Pace -- Monticello, Ar -- 7-14 (5) -- 12-08 (5) -- 20-06 (10) -- $1,200

127. Gary Runyon -- Decatur, Tn -- 7-07 (5) -- 12-13 (5) -- 20-04 (10) -- $1,200

128. Sven Hilland -- Okeechobee, Fl -- 12-12 (5) -- 7-08 (5) -- 20-04 (10) -- $1,200

129. Leon Williams -- Fairdale, Ky -- 9-04 (5) -- 11-00 (5) -- 20-04 (10) -- $1,200

130. Cory Johnston -- Peterborough, On -- 8-02 (5) -- 12-01 (5) -- 20-03 (10) -- $1,200

131. Bo Cross -- Knoxville, Tn -- 11-09 (5) -- 8-10 (5) -- 20-03 (10) -- $1,200

132. Bill Hutchison -- Bessemer, Al -- 11-02 (5) -- 9-01 (5) -- 20-03 (10) -- $1,200

133. John Voyles -- Petersburg, In -- 12-01 (5) -- 8-01 (5) -- 20-02 (10) -- $1,200

134. Preston Clark -- Eagle Lake, Fl -- 11-12 (5) -- 8-05 (5) -- 20-01 (10) -- $1,200

135. Anthony Hunt -- Plantation, Fl -- 14-05 (5) -- 5-10 (5) -- 19-15 (10) -- $1,200

136. Dustin Neat -- Dunnville, Ky -- 10-15 (5) -- 9-00 (5) -- 19-15 (10) -- $1,200

137. Drew Benton -- Panama City, Fl -- 10-12 (5) -- 9-02 (5) -- 19-14 (10) -- $1,200

138. Sean Skey -- Sumter, SC -- 8-01 (5) -- 11-12 (5) -- 19-13 (10) -- $1,200

139. Craig Taylor -- Tallahassee, Fl -- 8-15 (5) -- 10-14 (5) -- 19-13 (10) -- $1,200

140. Lonnie Oneal -- Valdosta, Ga -- 8-05 (5) -- 11-07 (5) -- 19-12 (10) -- $1,200

141. Wayne Christopher -- Huntsville, Al -- 9-11 (5) -- 10-01 (5) -- 19-12 (10)

142. Ronald Young -- Winter Haven, Fl -- 7-12 (5) -- 11-15 (5) -- 19-11 (10)

143. James Christian -- Dickson, Tn -- 7-02 (5) -- 12-08 (5) -- 19-10 (10)

144. Tony Bennett -- Fort Lauderdale, Fl -- 10-02 (5) -- 9-08 (5) -- 19-10 (10)

145. William Kisiah -- Slidell, La -- 8-10 (5) -- 10-15 (5) -- 19-09 (10)

146. Will Yelverton -- Hazel Green, Al -- 8-14 (5) -- 10-11 (5) -- 19-09 (10)

147. Kazunori Okuma -- Shiga, Japan -- 7-15 (5) -- 11-09 (5) -- 19-08 (10)

148. Kendal Beaty -- Spring City, Tn -- 8-14 (5) -- 10-10 (5) -- 19-08 (10)

149. Rick Nitkiewicz -- Pittsburgh, Pa -- 9-07 (5) -- 10-01 (5) -- 19-08 (10)

150. Kevin Clark -- Leesburg, Fl -- 13-04 (4) -- 6-03 (4) -- 19-07 (8)

151. Wayne Macklin -- Fenton, Mi -- 11-07 (5) -- 8-00 (5) -- 19-07 (10)

152. Darren Gallaher -- Hixson, Tn -- 11-10 (5) -- 7-11 (5) -- 19-05 (10)

153. Lucas McDaniel -- Fishers, In -- 15-07 (5) -- 3-13 (3) -- 19-04 (8)

154. Greg Sallee -- Gilbertsville, Ky -- 7-11 (5) -- 11-09 (5) -- 19-04 (10)

155. Captain Clif Jones -- Orange Beach, Al -- 8-00 (3) -- 11-04 (5) -- 19-04 (8)

156. Bryan New -- Belmont, NC -- 11-12 (4) -- 7-05 (5) -- 19-01 (9)

157. Yoan Alvarez -- Miami, Fl -- 10-11 (5) -- 8-04 (5) -- 18-15 (10)

158. Brock Mosley -- Collinsville, Ms -- 12-05 (5) -- 6-09 (5) -- 18-14 (10)

159. Tim Saylor -- Johnson City, Tn -- 7-15 (5) -- 10-14 (5) -- 18-13 (10)

160. Gary Clouse -- La Vergne, Tn -- 10-00 (5) -- 8-11 (5) -- 18-11 (10)

161. Levi Wiget -- Cary, NC -- 8-09 (5) -- 10-01 (5) -- 18-10 (10)

162. Todd Smith -- Summerville, SC -- 10-00 (5) -- 8-10 (5) -- 18-10 (10)

163. Brian Merriman -- Falkville, Al -- 8-12 (5) -- 9-14 (5) -- 18-10 (10)

164. Omari Navies -- Fort Washington, Md -- 8-14 (5) -- 9-12 (5) -- 18-10 (10)

165. John Bitter -- Maitland, Fl -- 7-08 (5) -- 11-01 (5) -- 18-09 (10)

165. Danny Polli -- Eufaula, Al -- 7-08 (5) -- 11-01 (5) -- 18-09 (10)

167. Trent Pardue -- Troy, NC -- 8-11 (5) -- 9-14 (5) -- 18-09 (10)

168. Bryan Thurman -- Bonifay, Fl -- 9-08 (5) -- 9-00 (5) -- 18-08 (10)

169. Chris Crow -- Fort Lauderdale, Fl -- 15-11 (5) -- 2-11 (1) -- 18-06 (6)

170. John Hunter -- Shelbyville, Ky -- 11-03 (5) -- 7-03 (5) -- 18-06 (10)

171. Denny Mcglon -- Wewahitchka, Fl -- 7-07 (5) -- 10-13 (5) -- 18-04 (10)

172. Kent Ware -- Guntersville, Al -- 9-15 (5) -- 8-05 (5) -- 18-04 (10)

173. Rick Taylor -- West Olive, Mi -- 9-04 (5) -- 8-15 (5) -- 18-03 (10)

174. Parks Jones Jr -- Lake Wylie, SC -- 9-03 (4) -- 8-14 (5) -- 18-01 (9)

175. Joe Hall -- Lake City, Mn -- 9-10 (5) -- 8-05 (5) -- 17-15 (10)

176. Nick Gainey -- Charleston, SC -- 9-01 (5) -- 8-14 (5) -- 17-15 (10)

177. Jamie Horton -- Centerville, Al -- 9-04 (5) -- 8-08 (5) -- 17-12 (10)

178. Drew Montgomery -- Maiden, NC -- 11-08 (5) -- 6-02 (5) -- 17-10 (10)

179. Ronald Henthorn -- Middlebourne, WV -- 8-14 (5) -- 8-12 (5) -- 17-10 (10)

180. Lee Haas -- Hixson, Tn -- 8-06 (5) -- 9-03 (5) -- 17-09 (10)

181. Kenneth Meek -- Vincent, Oh -- 12-11 (5) -- 4-13 (5) -- 17-08 (10)

182. Timothy Mcfaul -- Egg Harbor Township, NJ -- 12-11 (5) -- 4-13 (4) -- 17-08 (9)

183. Jeffrey Prisza -- Wyandotte, Mi -- 6-08 (4) -- 11-00 (5) -- 17-08 (9)

184. Danny Shell -- Albertville, Al -- 6-12 (5) -- 10-12 (5) -- 17-08 (10)

185. Dalton Darnell -- Deatsville, Al -- 11-12 (5) -- 5-11 (5) -- 17-07 (10)

186. Taylor Ramey -- Brandon, Ms -- 9-12 (4) -- 7-11 (3) -- 17-07 (7)

187. Cody Green -- Phillidellia, Tn -- 10-12 (5) -- 6-09 (5) -- 17-05 (10)

188. Anthony Ford -- New Smyrna, Fl -- 12-07 (5) -- 4-11 (2) -- 17-02 (7)

189. Timmy Thompkins -- Myrtle Beach, SC -- 8-12 (5) -- 8-05 (5) -- 17-01 (10)

190. Chris Brill -- Lehigh Acres, Fl -- 8-07 (5) -- 8-10 (5) -- 17-01 (10)

191. Scott Towry -- Lawrenceburg, Tn -- 7-04 (4) -- 9-12 (5) -- 17-00 (9)

192. Ken Ellis -- Bowman, SC -- 8-05 (5) -- 8-11 (5) -- 17-00 (10)

193. Brent Chitty -- Moultrie, Ga -- 11-00 (5) -- 5-15 (4) -- 16-15 (9)

194. David Pollard -- Carrollton, Ga -- 9-11 (5) -- 7-04 (5) -- 16-15 (10)

195. Vu Au -- Tucson, Az -- 9-08 (5) -- 7-06 (5) -- 16-14 (10)

196. Danny Bishop -- Buchanan, Ga -- 7-10 (5) -- 9-03 (5) -- 16-13 (10)

197. Dave Patchell -- Green Cove Springs, Fl -- 10-06 (5) -- 6-06 (5) -- 16-12 (10)

198. Cecil Douberly -- Lakeland, Fl -- 8-03 (5) -- 8-04 (5) -- 16-07 (10)

199. Carl Whitfield -- Anderson, SC -- 11-10 (5) -- 4-10 (3) -- 16-04 (8)

200. Larry Jones -- West Monroe, La -- 9-01 (5) -- 7-01 (5) -- 16-02 (10)

201. Chuck Howard -- Elloree, SC -- 6-01 (5) -- 9-14 (5) -- 15-15 (10)

202. Michael Brown -- Etobicoke, On -- 7-12 (5) -- 8-03 (5) -- 15-15 (10)

203. Timothy Dearing -- Loudon, Tn -- 7-14 (5) -- 8-00 (5) -- 15-14 (10)

204. Rick Williams -- Decatur, Al -- 3-07 (3) -- 12-05 (5) -- 15-12 (8)

205. Brent Meyers -- Palatka, Fl -- 6-01 (3) -- 9-10 (4) -- 15-11 (7)

206. John Cox -- Carrollton, Ga -- 5-15 (2) -- 9-11 (5) -- 15-10 (7)

207. Shane Melton -- Kokomo, In -- 7-01 (5) -- 8-08 (5) -- 15-09 (10)

208. Scott Hamrick -- Denver, NC -- 5-12 (2) -- 9-12 (5) -- 15-08 (7)

209. Alexander Wilson Sr -- Elmore, Al -- 7-02 (3) -- 8-05 (4) -- 15-07 (7)

210. Tom Spangler -- Corryton, Tn -- 7-15 (5) -- 7-08 (5) -- 15-07 (10)

211. Gerald Spohrer -- Gonzales, La -- 8-04 (5) -- 7-02 (5) -- 15-06 (10)

212. David Burch -- Jacksonville Beach, Fl -- 9-02 (5) -- 6-03 (5) -- 15-05 (10)

213. Jerry Pelfrey -- Laurens, SC -- 8-03 (5) -- 6-14 (5) -- 15-01 (10)

214. Zach Elliott -- Trussville, Al -- 9-04 (5) -- 5-11 (4) -- 14-15 (9)

215. Gerry Brousseau -- Naples, Fl -- 9-09 (5) -- 5-05 (5) -- 14-14 (10)

216. Thomas Toth -- Fort Payne, Al -- 6-08 (4) -- 8-03 (5) -- 14-11 (9)

217. Merle Wells Jr -- Hammond, NY -- 6-09 (5) -- 8-02 (5) -- 14-11 (10)

218. Craig Baird -- Alexandria, Al -- 7-02 (5) -- 7-08 (5) -- 14-10 (10)

219. Greg Willimon -- Pickens, SC -- 3-08 (3) -- 11-00 (5) -- 14-08 (8)

220. Jeff Cannon -- Douglasville, Ga -- 6-04 (4) -- 8-02 (5) -- 14-06 (9)

221. Jeremy J.P. Prouty -- Jacksonville, Fl -- 14-04 (5) -- 0-00 (0) -- 14-04 (5)

222. Robert McCumby -- Kalkaska, Mi -- 8-13 (5) -- 5-05 (4) -- 14-02 (9)

223. Bob Blackerby -- Chelsea, Al -- 6-01 (5) -- 8-01 (5) -- 14-02 (10)

224. Paul Kimball -- Glastonbury, Ct -- 7-08 (5) -- 6-09 (5) -- 14-01 (10)

225. Royce Mcalister -- Simpsonville, SC -- 5-02 (4) -- 8-11 (5) -- 13-13 (9)

226. Brad Harmon -- Ringgold, Ga -- 8-13 (5) -- 4-00 (3) -- 12-13 (8)

227. Todd Risinger -- West Monroe, La -- 3-13 (3) -- 8-13 (5) -- 12-10 (8)

228. Bradley Dortch -- Bay Minette, Al -- 9-12 (5) -- 2-12 (2) -- 12-08 (7)

229. Billy Charland -- Chuluota, Fl -- 10-04 (5) -- 1-14 (1) -- 12-02 (6)

230. Joey Thigpen -- St Johns, Fl -- 5-12 (3) -- 6-06 (5) -- 12-02 (8)

231. Anthony Colacurcio -- Fort Mill, SC -- 7-06 (4) -- 4-11 (3) -- 12-01 (7)

232. Drew Arvary -- Port St. Lucie, Fl -- 11-00 (5) -- 0-00 (0) -- 11-00 (5)

233. Manley Jones -- Raleigh, NC -- 4-09 (4) -- 6-05 (5) -- 10-14 (9)

234. Royce Railey -- Cataula, Ga -- 4-08 (5) -- 6-03 (5) -- 10-11 (10)

235. Clifford Dawson -- Ocala, Fl -- 4-08 (2) -- 5-13 (5) -- 10-05 (7)

236. Rich Reynolds -- New Carlisle, Oh -- 6-04 (4) -- 3-04 (2) -- 9-08 (6)

237. David Parsons -- Dothan, Al -- 9-07 (5) -- 0-00 (0) -- 9-07 (5)

238. Tony Sapp -- Dallas, Ga -- 4-06 (4) -- 5-01 (3) -- 9-07 (7)

239. Richard Stevens -- Galatia, Il -- 0-00 (0) -- 8-15 (5) -- 8-15 (5)

240. Tony Couch -- Buckhead, Ga -- 8-11 (5) -- 0-00 (0) -- 8-11 (5)

241. Herb Baugh -- Cookeville, Tn -- 0-00 (0) -- 8-10 (5) -- 8-10 (5)

242. Michael Mchenry -- McDonough, Ga -- 6-08 (5) -- 1-06 (1) -- 7-14 (6)

243. Harry Moore -- Valley, Al -- 2-11 (2) -- 5-02 (4) -- 7-13 (6)

244. Robert Behrle -- Hoover, Al -- 7-11 (5) -- 0-00 (0) -- 7-11 (5)

245. Jim Blanchard -- Albany, Ga -- 0-00 (0) -- 7-01 (5) -- 7-01 (5)

246. John (Jack) Morris Jr -- Robinson, Il -- 1-03 (1) -- 5-11 (5) -- 6-14 (6)

247. Van Soles -- Haines City, Fl -- 6-11 (5) -- 0-00 (0) -- 6-11 (5)

248. Roger Stubbs -- McDonough, Ga -- 6-00 (4) -- 0-00 (0) -- 6-00 (4)

249. Gary Everett -- Daleville, Al -- 4-07 (3) -- 0-00 (0) -- 4-07 (3)

250. David Oliveira -- Homestead, Fl -- 2-05 (2) -- 1-01 (1) -- 3-06 (3)