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Updated: 8/15/2016

Martin Maintains No. 1 Slot

A 12th-place finish at the recent Forrest Wood Cup allowed Scott Martin to retain his hold on the top slot in the latest edition of the BassFan World Rankings. Events since the previous edition that impact the Rankings were the Cup, which was contested at Alabama's Wheeler Lake, and the Potomac River Bassmaster Elite Series.

Martin has an advantage of a little more than 3 points over Andy Morgan, a previous Rankings kingpin who's won three of the past four FLW Tour Angler of the Year titles (Martin won the other). Cup winner John Cox, who had a stint at No. 1 earlier this year, moved up from 4th to 3rd, swapping positions with Greg Hackney.

In other notable movement:

> Potomac River winner Justin Lucas gained a whopping 17 spots to No. 8.

> FLW Tour stalwarts Scott Canterbury and Jacob Wheeler moved into the Top 10 Canterbury rose two places to No. 9 and Wheeler gained four spots to 10th.

> Kevin VanDam, who's won two regular-season Elite events this year and has spent far more time at the top of the Rankings than any other angler, dropped from 8th to 17th with a 99th-place showing at the Potomac. VanDam's appearance among the Top 10 in the previous edition was his first since 2013.

> Second-year pro Jordan Lee debuts inside the Top 20 at No. 19 (up seven places). Lee is 7th in the AOY race and is riding a streak of three consecutive placements of 9th or better.

The next event that will impact the Rankings is the Mississippi River Elite Series, set for Sept. 8-11.

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Current Rankings - 8/15/2016

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Place Prior Start Angler City State Boat/Motor Points
1 1 3 Scott Martin Clewiston FL Ranger/Evinrude 222.800
2 2 4 Andy Morgan Dayton TN Bullet/Evinrude 219.546
3 4 17 John Cox Debary FL Crestliner/Mercury 214.662
4 3 8 Greg Hackney Gonzales LA Phoenix/Mercury 212.699
5 6 2 Bryan Thrift Shelby NC Ranger/Evinrude 209.645
6 7 20 Keith Combs Huntington TX Ranger/Yamaha 206.299
7 5 1 Aaron Martens Leeds AL Phoenix/Mercury 202.122
8 25 6 Justin Lucas Guntersville AL Phoenix/Yamaha 199.252
9 11 36 Scott Canterbury Odenville AL Ranger/Mercury 198.663
10 14 19 Jacob Wheeler Indianapolis IN Ranger/Evinrude 196.567
11 12 18 Shinichi Fukae Osaka Ranger/Mercury 195.599
12 9 7 Jacob Powroznik Prince George VA Ranger/Mercury 194.475
13 10 5 Edwin Evers Talala OK Nitro/Mercury 194.475
14 17 38 Gerald Swindle Warrior AL Triton/Mercury 194.453
15 13 47 Chris Zaldain San Jose CA Skeeter/Yamaha 192.804
16 16 28 Stetson Blaylock Benton AR Legend/Mercury 191.983
17 8 46 Kevin VanDam Kalamazoo MI Nitro/Mercury 191.884
18 22 9 Jason Christie Park Hill OK Ranger/Mercury 189.189
19 26 179 Jordan Lee Vinemont AL Legend/Mercury 188.702
20 23 27 Michael Neal Dayton TN Bullet/Yamaha 188.583
21 15 13 Dean Rojas Lake Havasu City AZ Skeeter/Yamaha 188.318
22 21 11 Cody Meyer Grass Valley CA Ranger/Evinrude 188.179
23 18 15 Matt Arey Shelby NC Ranger/Evinrude 188.081
24 19 10 Wesley Strader Spring City TN Ranger/Evinrude 187.116
25 29 43 Randall Tharp Port St. Joe FL Phoenix/Yamaha 184.928
26 20 25 Brandon Palaniuk Rathdrum ID Skeeter/Yamaha 181.020
27 31 72 Clark Wendlandt Cedar Park TX Ranger/Evinrude 180.811
28 34 21 Brett Hite Phoenix AZ Ranger/Mercury 179.249
29 30 88 Jeff Sprague Point TX 178.870
30 33 41 Bill Lowen Brookville IN Skeeter/Yamaha 177.449
31 24 32 Matt Herren Trussville AL Skeeter/Yamaha 174.159
32 28 29 Michael Iaconelli Pittsgrove NJ Bass Cat/Yamaha 173.613
33 32 12 Chris Lane Guntersville AL Legend/Mercury 171.963
34 27 30 Dave Lefebre Erie PA Ranger/Mercury 169.959
35 45 16 Brent Ehrler Newport Beach CA Ranger/Mercury 168.930
36 40 22 Todd Faircloth Jasper TX Skeeter/Yamaha 168.658
37 37 109 Jeff Gustafson Keewatin ON Lund/Mercury 168.487
38 44 35 David Dudley Lynchburg VA Ranger/Mercury 168.466
39 35 55 Alton Jones Waco TX Skeeter/Yamaha 166.942
40 52 62 Mark Rose Marion AR Ranger/Mercury 165.907
41 47 71 Brandon Cobb Greenwood SC Ranger/Evinrude 165.349
42 41 54 Bobby Lane Lakeland FL Phoenix/Yamaha 165.077
43 48 110 Darrel Robertson Jay OK Ranger/Yamaha 164.720
44 42 34 Larry Nixon Bee Branch AR Ranger/Evinrude 163.606
45 36 14 Skeet Reese Auburn CA Ranger/Mercury 163.130
46 54 76 J.T. Kenney Palm Bay FL Ranger/Mercury 163.064
47 38 50 Ish Monroe Hughson CA Ranger/Yamaha 161.762
48 51 37 Anthony Gagliardi Prosperity SC Ranger/Evinrude 158.802
49 53 75 Ott DeFoe Knoxville TN NItro/Mercury 157.793
50 49 99 James Elam Tulsa OK Ranger/Yamaha 157.413
51 39 24 Adrian Avena Vineland NJ BassCat/Mercury 156.901
52 57 177 Bryan Schmitt Deale MD 156.829
53 56 106 Scott Suggs Alexander AR Ranger/Evinrude 156.627
54 55 26 Casey Ashley Donalds SC Triton/Mercury 155.988
55 58 136 Drew Benton Panama City FL Phoenix/Mercury 155.631
56 43 84 Takahiro Omori Emory TX Ranger/Yamaha 155.149
57 50 33 John Crews, Jr. Salem VA Bass Cat/Mercury 153.620
58 46 57 Randy Howell Springville AL Triton/Mercury 152.989
59 64 77 Shane Lehew Charlotte NC Ranger/Evinrude 151.091
60 70 117 Terry Bolton, Jr. Paducah KY Ranger/Evinrude 149.957
61 59 78 Steve Kennedy Auburn AL Ranger/Yamaha 149.782
62 61 121 Clark Reehm Huntington TX Skeeter/Yamaha 149.717
63 69 53 Troy Morrow Eastanollee GA Ranger/Mercury 148.622
64 81 63 Andy Montgomery Blacksburg SC Ranger/Mercury 147.745
65 62 40 Clifford Pirch Payson AZ Skeeter/Yamaha 147.224
66 60 49 Matthew Stefan Junction City WI Skeeter/Yamaha 146.269
67 74 59 Jared Lintner Arroyo Grande CA Skeeter/Yamaha 146.029
68 66 115 Hank Cherry Maiden NC Triton/Mercury 145.863
69 87 23 Luke Clausen Otis Orchards WA Ranger/Mercury 145.366
70 68 48 Jim Moynagh Carver MN Ranger/Yamaha 144.890
71 67 44 Tracy Adams Wilkesboro NC Nitro/Mercury 144.655
72 91 111 Keith Poche Pike Road AL Skeeter/Yamaha 143.273
73 82 42 Brad Knight Lancing TN Phoenix/Mercury 143.103
74 72 66 Barry Wilson Birmingham AL Ranger/Evinrude 142.994
75 71 52 Peter Thliveros Jacksonville FL Ranger/Mercury 142.629
76 92 232 Jimmy Reese Witter Springs CA Ranger/Mercury 142.341
77 73 116 Kelly Jordon Mineola TX Skeeter/Yamaha 142.282
78 63 80 Brandon Card Caryville TN Triton/Suzuki 142.217
79 65 103 Josh Bertrand Gilbert AZ Nitro/Mercury 142.154
80 90 178 Greg Bohannan Rogers AR Ranger/Evinrude 142.046
81 98 242 Todd Auten Gastonia NC Ranger/Mercury 141.769
82 79 82 Greg Vinson Wetumpka AL Phoenix/Mercury 141.387
83 78 146 Bradley Roy Lancaster KY Triton/Mercury 140.388
84 75 100 Boyd Duckett Demopolis AL Triton/Mercury 140.188
85 76 51 Michael Wooley Collierville TN Ranger/Mercury 139.822
86 77 56 David Walker Sevierville TN Ranger/Evinrude 139.770
87 80 73 Micah Frazier Newnan GA Ranger/Mercury 138.553
88 85 69 Jason Reyes Humble TX Ranger/Mercury 138.300
89 95 86 Brian Snowden Reeds Springs MO Nitro/Mercury 137.872
90 97 60 Brandon Lester Fayetteville TN Phoenix/Mercury 136.908
91 103 154 Jim Tutt Longview TX Ranger/Evinrude 136.906
92 121 89 Fred Roumbanis Bixby OK Legend/Mercury 136.822
93 89 124 Gary Klein Weatherford TX Triton/Mercury 136.498
94 96 175 Rick Clunn Ava MO Nitro/Mercury 136.070
95 99 90 Chad Morgenthaler Coulterville IL Phoenix/Mercury 135.826
96 88 97 Brent Chapman Lake Quivira KS Triton/Mercury 135.609
97 94 114 Stephen Browning Hot Springs AR Triton/Mercury 135.507
98 84 203 Mark Menendez Paducah KY Skeeter/Yamaha 135.058
99 109 126 Dan Morehead Paducah KY Ranger/Evinrude 134.593
100 86 95 Marty Robinson Lyman SC Skeeter/Yamaha 134.397
101 102 113 Shaw E. Grigsby, Jr. Gainesville FL Triton/Mercury 134.043
102 101 92 Davy Hite Ninety Six SC Phoenix/Evinrude 133.074
103 105 74 Mike McClelland Bella Vista AR Stratos/Mercury 133.053
104 93 67 Russ Lane Prattville AL Phoenix/Yamaha 132.705
105 113 137 Koby Kreiger Bokeelia FL Ranger/Evinrude 132.393
106 123 226 Cliff Pace Petal MS Skeeter/Yamaha 132.236
107 119 45 Mark Davis Mt. Ida AR Skeeter/Yamaha 131.408
108 100 139 Britt Myers Lake Wylie SC Bass Cat/Mercury 130.662
109 114 96 Alex Davis Albertville AL Ranger/Mercury 130.345
110 104 64 Randy Haynes Counce TN Ranger/Mercury 130.195
111 111 141 Tommy Biffle Wagoner OK Ranger/Mercury 130.186
112 108 79 Mark Daniels, Jr. Fairfield CA Ranger/Mercury 130.167
113 129 135 Jason Williamson Aiken SC Nitro/Mercury 130.065
114 116 85 Jason Meninger Gainesville GA Ranger/Yamaha 129.486
115 83 65 Clent Davis Montevallo AL Phoenix/Evinrude 129.408
116 112 39 Ramie Colson, Jr. Cadiz KY Bullet/Evinrude 128.809
117 106 94 Morizo Shimizu Osaka Champion/Mercury 128.012
118 141 159 Fletcher Shryock Newcomerstown OH Nitro/Mercury 127.669
119 118 220 Paul Mueller Naugatuck CT 126.971
120 115 119 Mike Surman Boca Raton FL Ranger/Evinrude 126.809
121 117 202 Zack Birge Blanchard OK BassCat/Mercury 126.738
122 122 118 Billy McCaghren Mayflower AR Bass Cat/Mercury 126.640
123 107 98 James Niggemeyer Van TX Ranger/Yamaha 125.419
124 132 149 Pete Ponds Madison MS Ranger/Mercury 125.202
125 120 209 Seth Feider Bloomington MN Bass Cat 125.093
126 138 122 Rusty Trancygier Hahira GA Ranger/Yamaha 124.367
127 124 120 Brandon Coulter Knoxville TN Ranger/Mercury 124.086
128 133 128 Cliff Prince Palatka FL Sterling/Mercury 124.059
129 127 104 Andrew Upshaw Hemphill TX Legend/Mercury 123.975
130 134 144 Jayme Rampey Liberty SC 123.678
131 136 101 Jonathon VanDam Kalamazoo MI Nitro/Mercury 123.545
132 137 247 Jason Johnson Gainesville GA 123.530
133 139 108 Jeff Kriet Ardmore OK Triton/Yamaha 123.376
134 126 155 Kelley Jaye Dadeville AL Ranger/Mercury 123.152
135 130 256 Stephen Patek Dallas TX Ranger/Mercury 122.945
136 128 102 Tom Monsoor La Crosse WI Ranger/Mercury 122.684
137 110 58 Bernie Schultz Gainesville FL Ranger/Mercury 122.124
138 146 207 David Williams Maiden NC 121.727
139 145 142 Clayton Batts Macon GA 121.469
140 125 83 Chad Pipkens Holt MI Skeeter/Yamaha 121.317
141 149 93 Tim Horton Muscle Shoals AL Nitro/Mercury 121.071
142 162 306 Chris Johnston Peterborough ON 120.640
143 140 163 David Mullins Mt. Carmel TN Triton/Mercury 120.611
144 131 87 Terry Scroggins San Mateo FL Triton/Yamaha 120.588
145 135 68 Darrell Davis Dover FL 119.465
146 143 145 Cliff Crochet Pierre Part LA Skeeter/Yamaha 119.312
147 144 70 Scott Rook Little Rock AR Ranger/Mercury 118.824
148 147 112 Austin Terry San Angelo TX Ranger/Mercury 118.785
149 148 81 Scott Wiley Bay Minette AL Ranger/Mercury 118.539
150 154 143 Jason Lambert Pickwick Dam TN Ranger/Mercury 118.423
151 157 248 Powell Kemp Scotland Neck NC 118.299
152 150 123 Tony Davis Williston FL 117.752
153 151 127 Brandon Hunter Benton KY 117.438
154 153 182 Todd Hollowell Fishers IN Ranger/Mercury 117.299
155 158 105 John Voyles Petersburg IN 116.666
156 155 210 Marcus Evans Angola IN 116.206
157 159 168 Mike Kernan Wylie TX Skeeter/Yamaha 115.949
158 163 148 Rob Kilby Hot Springs AR Ranger/Mercury 115.591
159 142 132 John Murray Phoenix AZ Ranger/Mercury 115.481
160 152 158 Dennis Tietje Roanoke LA Nitro/Mercury 115.197
161 164 173 James Watson Waynesville MO Ranger/Mercury 113.886
162 160 160 John Devere Berea KY Ranger/Yamaha 113.398
163 167 183 Glenn Chappelear Acworth GA 112.907
164 168 205 Lendell Martin, Jr. Nacogdoches TX Ranger/Yamaha 112.194
165 165 199 Matt Lee Auburn AL 111.503
166 161 215 Ken Iyobe Aichi 111.168
167 170 194 Shawn Murphy Nicholasville KY Ranger/Evinrude 111.030
168 171 171 Kurt Dove Fairfax VA Skeeter/Yamaha 109.979
169 172 185 Jimmy Brewer Marshall TX 109.552
170 166 217 Randy Allen Shreveport LA 108.931
171 183 180 Chad Grigsby Maple Grove MN Ranger/Mercury 108.902
172 175 188 Jonathan Newton Rogersville AL Ranger/Evinrude 107.103
173 177 152 Travis Fox Lowell AR 106.962
174 174 186 Zell Rowland Montgomery TX Skeeter/Yamaha 106.848
175 176 91 Charles Ingram Santa Fe TN Ranger/Honda 106.091
176 156 189 Jim Dillard West Monroe LA Ranger/Mercury 105.910
177 179 167 Matt Greenblatt Port St. Lucie FL Ranger/Yamaha 105.273
178 169 221 Carl Jocumsen Queensland Bass Cat 105.004
179 180 138 J. Todd Tucker Moultrie GA Phoenix/Mercury 104.633
180 178 164 Casey Scanlon Lenexa KS Nitro/Mercury 104.339
181 181 156 Matt Reed Madisonville TX Nitro/Mercury 103.307
182 182 161 Kerry Milner Bono AR 100.418
183 173 230 Jamie Horton Centerville AL Ranger/Mercury 99.873
184 186 184 Yusuke Miyazaki Mineola TX Skeeter/Yamaha 99.190
185 187 198 Blake Nick Adger AL Ranger/Mercury 98.227
186 189 150 Jay Yelas Corvallis OR Ranger/Mercury 96.616
187 191 277 Blake Smith Lakeland FL 95.347
188 194 170 Kotaro Kiriyama Moody AL Bass Cat/Yamaha 94.631
189 193 151 Paul Elias Laurel MS Triton/Honda 94.578
190 195 147 Randy Blaukat Joplin MO Ranger/Mercury 94.075
191 190 234 Jimmy Houston Cookson OK Ranger/Mercury 93.552
192 184 125 Nate Wellman Newaygo MI Phoenix/Mercury 93.261
193 200 131 Tom Redington Royse City TX 93.137
194 196 181 Charlie Evans Gilbertsville KY 90.707
195 198 200 Rex Huff Corbin KY 90.414
196 188 129 Derek Remitz Grant AL Triton/Mercury 89.099
197 201 130 Tim Malone Gatlinburg TN 88.701
198 185 134 Kevin Short Mayflower AR Bass Cat/Mercury 87.869
199 203 240 Mike Boyles Highlandville MO 87.496
200 204 270 Billy Shelton III La Crosse VA 87.328
201 197 133 Chris Baumgardner Gastonia NC Ranger/Evinrude 84.027
202 208 211 Dave Smith Del City OK Ranger/Mercury 83.477
203 206 273 Cody Kelley Conway AR 83.451
204 209 197 Bill McDonald Greenwood IN Ranger/Evinrude 82.993
205 207 162 David Fritts Lexington NC Ranger/Evinrude 82.663
206 218 Brandon McMillan Belle Glade FL Ranger/Evinrude 82.331
207 192 31 Shad Schenck Waynetown IN Ranger/Mercury 82.085
208 199 169 Kevin Hawk Guntersville AL Ranger/Mercury 81.166
209 210 Bradley Hallman Norman OK Phoenix/Mercury 79.611
210 217 213 Drew Montgomery Denver NC 78.541
211 216 208 James Biggs Euless TX Ranger/Evinrude 78.344
212 205 224 Keith Amerson Bethel Springs TN 78.086
213 225 Cory Johnston Peterborough ON 77.416
214 202 206 Glenn Browne Ocala FL Ranger/Evinrude 76.723
215 227 Jay Kendrick Ooltewah TN Triton/Mercury 76.281
216 223 260 Chris Neau New Orleans LA 75.988
217 211 157 Robbie Dodson Harrison AR Ranger/Mercury 75.564
218 213 172 Gary Yamamoto Mineola TX Legend/Yamaha 75.226
219 222 244 Andrew Young Mound MN 73.900
220 212 190 Charlie Hartley Grove City OH Ranger/Mercury 73.809
221 226 250 Troy Broussard Beaumont TX 73.493
222 234 Austin Felix Eden Prairie MN 69.985
223 230 228 Scott Ashmore Broken Arrow OK Legend/Yamaha 69.909
224 215 212 Kenneth (Boo) Woods Oneida KY Ranger/Mercury 69.757
225 221 238 Terry Segraves Kissimmee FL Ranger/Evinrude 69.625
226 214 61 Spencer Shuffield Bismarck AR Phoenix/Mercury 69.204
227 219 191 Kenyon Hill Norman OK Triton/Yamaha 68.433
228 231 Buddy Gross Ringgold GA 68.104
229 220 254 Troy Gibson Eufaula AL 68.011
230 235 Kurt Mitchell Milford DE 67.844
231 239 286 Dalton Cooksey New Concord KY 67.560
232 260 Brett Preuett Monroe LA 67.277
233 237 Jim Jones Big Bend WI 67.091
234 249 Charlie Weyer West Hills CA Triton/Mercury 66.254
235 241 285 Bill Terrell Memphis TN 66.111
236 236 Chris Whitson Louisville TN 66.109
237 248 John Hunter Jr Shelbyville KY 65.878
238 240 280 Michael Hall Annandale VA 65.799
239 229 204 Nick Prvonozac Warren OH 65.619
240 243 Brian Latimer Belton SC 65.550
241 244 225 Michael Murphy Lexington SC Ranger/Evinrude 64.178
242 245 166 Stacey D. King Reeds Spring MO Nitro/Mercury 64.117
243 242 235 Kevin Ledoux Choctaw OK Bass Cat/Mercury 64.027
244 224 140 Dion Hibdon Sunrise Beach MO Ranger/Evinrude 62.482
245 259 316 Brock Mosley Collinsville MS 62.045
246 250 214 Richard Lowitzki St. Charles IL 61.458
247 265 Shane Lineberger Lincolnton NC 61.286
248 251 Chris McCall Jasper TX Legend/Evinrude 61.152
249 232 290 George Kapiton Inverness FL 60.659
250 228 153 Vic Vatalaro Kent OH Ranger/Yamaha 60.333
251 233 261 Christopher Brasher Spring TX 59.714
252 254 323 Gerald Spohrer Gonzales LA 59.630
253 253 Braxton Setzer Auburn AL 59.577
254 255 Luke Dunkin Lawrenceburg TN 59.402
255 252 Shawn Gordon Russellville AR 59.059
256 238 107 Richard Peek Centre AL 58.407
257 257 303 Craig Livesay Johnson City TN 58.225
258 276 Fabian Rodriguez Ocean City MD 57.571
259 263 236 Bob Morin Seymour TN 57.379
260 246 222 Joseph Sancho New Windsor NY 56.550
261 261 Joshua Weaver Macon GA 55.847
262 264 Richie Eaves Nauvoo IL 55.549
263 247 165 Lionel Botha Okeechobee FL 54.803
264 266 Jason Abram Chuckey TN Ranger/Yamaha 54.608
265 258 246 Nick Hensley Cumming GA 54.561
266 269 Curtis Richardson Belleville ON 52.600
267 279 Jay Brainard Enid OK 52.387
268 272 253 Alvin Shaw State Road NC Ranger/Evinrude 51.625
269 270 268 Harry Moore Valley AL 50.970
270 273 Andy Young Mound MN 50.287
271 275 Tommy Dickerson Orange TX 48.972
272 262 174 Rich Dalbey Greenville TX Ranger/Mercury 48.690
273 277 219 Robert Pearson Oak Hill VA Ranger/Evinrude 48.203
274 280 265 Marshall Deakins Dunlap TN 48.147
275 278 Joe Holland Jefferson ME 47.281
276 281 Timmy Thompkins Myrtle Beach SC 46.842
277 282 Sven Hilland Sanford FL 46.841
278 274 262 Rodney Thomason Maumelle AR 46.602
279 267 192 Jared Miller Norman OK Skeeter/Yamaha 46.283
280 268 187 Troy Hollowell Paducah KY 46.147
281 256 176 Byron Velvick Boerne TX Triton/Mercury 45.119
282 290 293 Nick Gainey Charleston SC 44.884
283 292 271 Mark Goines Shady Point OK Ranger/Mercury 44.490
284 284 Kevin Johnson Valencia CA 44.154
285 288 Kyle Monti Okeechobee FL 44.133
286 285 272 Derrick Snavely Rogersville TN 43.341
287 271 195 Colby Schrumpf Highland IL 42.756
288 295 Kyle Mabrey McCalla AL 40.421
289 283 201 Casey Martin New Market AL Ranger/Evinrude 39.538
290 289 193 Ryan Davidson Huntington WV 39.145
291 286 216 Tommy Martin Hemphill TX Nitro/Mercury 38.821
292 287 269 Ryan Chandler Hobart IN 38.408
293 297 Daryl Biron South Windsor CT 38.174
294 291 231 Dustin Grice Hewitt TX 37.976
295 294 276 Shirley Crain Van Buren AR 37.162
296 296 281 Clay Elliott Ozark AL 37.001
297 293 196 Brent Long Cornelius NC Ranger/Yamaha 36.197
298 302 Matt Wittekiend Angleton TX 34.497
299 304 Timmy Frederick Leesburg FL 32.049
300 305 Chase Brooks Iraan TX 30.916
301 299 245 Kyle A. White Tightwad MO 30.393
302 306 Jordan Osborne Longview TX 29.995
303 308 Gene Eisenmann Frisco TX 29.712
304 307 Eric Jackson Walling TN 29.568
305 300 263 Bill Day Frankfort KY 29.414
306 303 239 Jeff Barth Marshfield WI 28.721
307 301 223 Kevin Stewart Elk Grove CA Phoenix/Mercury 28.655
308 309 James Stricklin, Jr. Texarkana AR 28.333
309 298 264 Rick Cotten Guntersville AL 27.538
310 311 296 Stephen Longobardi Northford CT 26.471
311 312 Shane Melton Kokomo IN 26.324
312 313 299 Dale Hightower Sand Springs 25.529
313 310 267 Stephen McKinnie Umatila FL 25.414
314 314 302 Michael Williamson Fort Smith AR 25.279
315 316 Jerry Lawler Athens AL 20.102
316 317 Billy Shelton III La Crosse VA 18.856
317 315 292 Tony Dumitras Winston GA 18.767
318 318 249 Eric Oliverson Nixa MO 17.361
319 319 307 Mike Kernan TX Wylie TX 16.888
320 320 311 Darold Gleason Leesville LA 15.297
321 323 315 Joe Gerard Concordia KS 14.133
322 321 258 Guido Hibdon Gravois Mills MO Ranger/Evinrude 13.443
323 324 Larry Schroeder Clayton OH 13.356
324 325 Matt Vermilyea Perrysburg OH 12.537
325 322 252 Payden Hibdon Stover MO Ranger/Evinrude 12.323
326 327 317 Van Soles Haines City FL 12.061
327 328 322 Chad Wiley Pineville LA 11.147
328 329 Tim McDonald Hagerhill KY 10.343
329 326 227 Jeremy Starks Charleston WV Skeeter/Yamaha 7.713
330 330 312 Brian Clark Haltom City TX Skeeter/Yamaha 7.308
331 333 320 Gary Clouse La Vergne TN Phoenix/Mercury 5.647
332 335 335 Jesse Tacoronte Orlando FL 5.128
333 336 336 Scott Barnett Mansfield TX 4.921
334 338 338 Craig Workman Ft. Worth TX 4.506
335 340 340 Logan Sherrer Karnack TX 3.935
336 331 218 Rick Morris Lake Gaston VA Triton/Mercury 3.533
337 334 241 Michael Simonton Fremont OH Triton/Yamaha 3.364
338 332 237 Joel Baker Talala OK 2.558
339 337 243 Grant Goldbeck Boerne TX Bass Cat/Yamaha 2.431
340 339 255 Trevor Romans Plano TX 1.838

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