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Updated: 6/27/2016

Martin Takes Over At No. 1

Scott Martin is no longer the FLW Tour's reigning Angler of the Year Ė he surrendered that title to three-time winner Andy Morgan at the regular-season finale at Lake Champlain. However, Martin's victory in that event has pushed him to the top of the BassFan World Rankings for the first time ever.

This edition also marks Kevin VanDam's return to the Top 10 for the first time in 3 years. The sport's all-time leader in victories and earnings checks in at No. 8 after picking up his second win of the year in the Bassmaster Elite Series event at Cayuga Lake.

Martin has a lead of about 1 1/2 points over Morgan. Greg Hackney, who might've returned to the top slot for the first time in a decade if not for his day-1 disqualification at Cayuga that left him with a 107th-place finish, now sits in 3rd.

"I'm truly excited," Martin said of his ascension to the top. "I've been all over that list and I've come as close as 2nd before, but it's been another goal of mine to get to the top of the BassFan Rankings. I think it's an honor and I'm going to fish as hard as I can to try to stay there."

Previous No. 1 John Cox dropped to 4th after finishes of 90th at Kentucky Lake and 36th at Champlain. Reigning Elite Series Angler of the Year Aaron Martens rounds out the Top 5.

The remainder of the Top 10 consists of Bryan Thrift, Keith Combs, VanDam, Jacob Powroznik and Edwin Evers. Nine members of the Top 10 (Combs is the lone exception) have held the top ranking at one point or another since 2006.

VanDam climbed 12 places in this edition. Other big upward movements among the Top 25 were made by Shinichi Fukae (26th to 12th), Jacob Wheeler (25th to 11th) and current Elite Series AOY leader Gerald Swindle (29th to 17th).

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Current Rankings - 6/27/2016

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Place Prior Start Angler City State Boat/Motor Points
1 5 3 Scott Martin Clewiston FL Ranger/Evinrude 218.790
2 3 4 Andy Morgan Dayton TN Bullet/Evinrude 217.277
3 4 8 Greg Hackney Gonzales LA Phoenix/Mercury 212.188
4 1 17 John Cox Debary FL Crestliner/Mercury 211.279
5 2 1 Aaron Martens Leeds AL Phoenix/Mercury 206.838
6 9 2 Bryan Thrift Shelby NC Ranger/Evinrude 205.641
7 8 20 Keith Combs Huntington TX Ranger/Yamaha 201.276
8 20 46 Kevin VanDam Kalamazoo MI Nitro/Mercury 199.023
9 10 7 Jacob Powroznik Prince George VA Ranger/Mercury 197.837
10 6 5 Edwin Evers Talala OK Nitro/Mercury 197.060
11 19 36 Scott Canterbury Odenville AL Ranger/Mercury 196.499
12 26 18 Shinichi Fukae Osaka Ranger/Mercury 192.780
13 7 47 Chris Zaldain San Jose CA Skeeter/Yamaha 192.378
14 25 19 Jacob Wheeler Indianapolis IN Ranger/Evinrude 192.013
15 22 13 Dean Rojas Lake Havasu City AZ Skeeter/Yamaha 191.911
16 18 28 Stetson Blaylock Benton AR Legend/Mercury 189.519
17 29 38 Gerald Swindle Warrior AL Triton/Mercury 188.464
18 23 15 Matt Arey Shelby NC Ranger/Evinrude 185.705
19 12 10 Wesley Strader Spring City TN Ranger/Evinrude 185.496
20 14 25 Brandon Palaniuk Rathdrum ID Skeeter/Yamaha 184.737
21 28 11 Cody Meyer Grass Valley CA Ranger/Evinrude 183.947
22 13 9 Jason Christie Park Hill OK Ranger/Mercury 183.463
23 21 27 Michael Neal Dayton TN Bullet/Yamaha 183.303
24 16 32 Matt Herren Trussville AL Skeeter/Yamaha 183.085
25 11 6 Justin Lucas Guntersville AL Phoenix/Yamaha 182.403
26 40 179 Jordan Lee Vinemont AL Legend/Mercury 179.809
27 15 30 Dave Lefebre Erie PA Ranger/Mercury 179.253
28 33 29 Michael Iaconelli Pittsgrove NJ Bass Cat/Yamaha 177.992
29 31 43 Randall Tharp Port St. Joe FL Phoenix/Yamaha 177.675
30 17 88 Jeff Sprague Point TX 175.197
31 69 72 Clark Wendlandt Cedar Park TX Ranger/Evinrude 175.131
32 27 12 Chris Lane Guntersville AL Legend/Mercury 174.000
33 24 41 Bill Lowen Brookville IN Skeeter/Yamaha 172.783
34 35 21 Brett Hite Phoenix AZ Ranger/Mercury 171.792
35 39 55 Alton Jones Waco TX Skeeter/Yamaha 167.574
36 32 14 Skeet Reese Auburn CA Ranger/Mercury 167.372
37 43 109 Jeff Gustafson Keewatin ON Lund/Mercury 166.661
38 37 50 Ish Monroe Hughson CA Ranger/Yamaha 166.399
39 42 24 Adrian Avena Vineland NJ BassCat/Mercury 166.226
40 41 22 Todd Faircloth Jasper TX Skeeter/Yamaha 164.822
41 46 54 Bobby Lane Lakeland FL Phoenix/Yamaha 164.234
42 30 34 Larry Nixon Bee Branch AR Ranger/Evinrude 163.901
43 45 84 Takahiro Omori Emory TX Ranger/Yamaha 163.558
44 48 35 David Dudley Lynchburg VA Ranger/Mercury 163.545
45 36 16 Brent Ehrler Newport Beach CA Ranger/Mercury 163.120
46 34 57 Randy Howell Springville AL Triton/Mercury 160.763
47 54 71 Brandon Cobb Greenwood SC Ranger/Evinrude 160.678
48 44 110 Darrel Robertson Jay OK Ranger/Yamaha 160.477
49 47 99 James Elam Tulsa OK Ranger/Yamaha 160.217
50 38 33 John Crews, Jr. Salem VA Bass Cat/Mercury 159.782
51 50 37 Anthony Gagliardi Prosperity SC Ranger/Evinrude 159.386
52 75 62 Mark Rose Marion AR Ranger/Mercury 159.084
53 65 75 Ott DeFoe Knoxville TN NItro/Mercury 158.667
54 51 76 J.T. Kenney Palm Bay FL Ranger/Mercury 158.576
55 53 26 Casey Ashley Donalds SC Triton/Mercury 155.552
56 56 106 Scott Suggs Alexander AR Ranger/Evinrude 153.552
57 141 177 Bryan Schmitt Deale MD 153.415
58 74 136 Drew Benton Panama City FL Phoenix/Mercury 152.360
59 52 78 Steve Kennedy Auburn AL Ranger/Yamaha 151.415
60 68 49 Matthew Stefan Junction City WI Skeeter/Yamaha 148.066
61 70 121 Clark Reehm Huntington TX Skeeter/Yamaha 146.856
62 55 40 Clifford Pirch Payson AZ Skeeter/Yamaha 146.444
63 89 80 Brandon Card Caryville TN Triton/Suzuki 146.429
64 62 77 Shane Lehew Charlotte NC Ranger/Evinrude 145.898
65 80 103 Josh Bertrand Gilbert AZ Nitro/Mercury 145.359
66 63 115 Hank Cherry Maiden NC Triton/Mercury 145.117
67 59 44 Tracy Adams Wilkesboro NC Nitro/Mercury 144.837
68 71 48 Jim Moynagh Carver MN Ranger/Yamaha 144.705
69 79 53 Troy Morrow Eastanollee GA Ranger/Mercury 144.455
70 119 117 Terry Bolton, Jr. Paducah KY Ranger/Evinrude 144.379
71 49 52 Peter Thliveros Jacksonville FL Ranger/Mercury 144.324
72 84 66 Barry Wilson Birmingham AL Ranger/Evinrude 143.631
73 57 116 Kelly Jordon Mineola TX Skeeter/Yamaha 143.139
74 86 59 Jared Lintner Arroyo Grande CA Skeeter/Yamaha 142.523
75 58 100 Boyd Duckett Demopolis AL Triton/Mercury 142.215
76 78 51 Michael Wooley Collierville TN Ranger/Mercury 140.084
77 93 56 David Walker Sevierville TN Ranger/Evinrude 139.974
78 97 146 Bradley Roy Lancaster KY Triton/Mercury 139.852
79 64 82 Greg Vinson Wetumpka AL Phoenix/Mercury 139.565
80 60 73 Micah Frazier Newnan GA Ranger/Mercury 139.347
81 66 63 Andy Montgomery Blacksburg SC Ranger/Mercury 138.883
82 87 42 Brad Knight Lancing TN Phoenix/Mercury 138.598
83 95 65 Clent Davis Montevallo AL Phoenix/Evinrude 138.459
84 88 203 Mark Menendez Paducah KY Skeeter/Yamaha 138.191
85 61 69 Jason Reyes Humble TX Ranger/Mercury 138.151
86 77 95 Marty Robinson Lyman SC Skeeter/Yamaha 137.930
87 67 23 Luke Clausen Otis Orchards WA Ranger/Mercury 137.927
88 72 97 Brent Chapman Lake Quivira KS Triton/Mercury 137.741
89 105 124 Gary Klein Weatherford TX Triton/Mercury 137.685
90 102 178 Greg Bohannan Rogers AR Ranger/Evinrude 137.500
91 115 111 Keith Poche Pike Road AL Skeeter/Yamaha 137.302
92 146 232 Jimmy Reese Witter Springs CA Ranger/Mercury 137.206
93 99 67 Russ Lane Prattville AL Phoenix/Yamaha 136.219
94 82 114 Stephen Browning Hot Springs AR Triton/Mercury 135.529
95 76 86 Brian Snowden Reeds Springs MO Nitro/Mercury 135.024
96 104 175 Rick Clunn Ava MO Nitro/Mercury 134.950
97 73 60 Brandon Lester Fayetteville TN Phoenix/Mercury 134.627
98 175 242 Todd Auten Gastonia NC Ranger/Mercury 134.030
99 138 90 Chad Morgenthaler Coulterville IL Phoenix/Mercury 133.252
100 96 139 Britt Myers Lake Wylie SC Bass Cat/Mercury 132.621
101 83 92 Davy Hite Ninety Six SC Phoenix/Evinrude 131.788
102 107 113 Shaw E. Grigsby, Jr. Gainesville FL Triton/Mercury 131.712
103 132 154 Jim Tutt Longview TX Ranger/Evinrude 131.632
104 125 64 Randy Haynes Counce TN Ranger/Mercury 131.616
105 100 74 Mike McClelland Bella Vista AR Stratos/Mercury 131.597
106 122 94 Morizo Shimizu Osaka Champion/Mercury 130.814
107 117 98 James Niggemeyer Van TX Ranger/Yamaha 130.351
108 98 79 Mark Daniels, Jr. Fairfield CA Ranger/Mercury 130.189
109 106 126 Dan Morehead Paducah KY Ranger/Evinrude 130.160
110 94 58 Bernie Schultz Gainesville FL Ranger/Mercury 129.988
111 120 141 Tommy Biffle Wagoner OK Ranger/Mercury 129.204
112 114 39 Ramie Colson, Jr. Cadiz KY Bullet/Evinrude 128.943
113 137 137 Koby Kreiger Bokeelia FL Ranger/Evinrude 128.802
114 152 96 Alex Davis Albertville AL Ranger/Mercury 128.743
115 91 119 Mike Surman Boca Raton FL Ranger/Evinrude 128.536
116 167 85 Jason Meninger Gainesville GA Ranger/Yamaha 128.434
117 147 202 Zack Birge Blanchard OK BassCat/Mercury 128.331
118 136 220 Paul Mueller Naugatuck CT 127.838
119 92 45 Mark Davis Mt. Ida AR Skeeter/Yamaha 127.833
120 140 209 Seth Feider Bloomington MN Bass Cat 127.809
121 111 89 Fred Roumbanis Bixby OK Legend/Mercury 127.664
122 108 118 Billy McCaghren Mayflower AR Bass Cat/Mercury 126.940
123 116 226 Cliff Pace Petal MS Skeeter/Yamaha 126.833
124 127 120 Brandon Coulter Knoxville TN Ranger/Mercury 126.519
125 109 83 Chad Pipkens Holt MI Skeeter/Yamaha 125.756
126 118 155 Kelley Jaye Dadeville AL Ranger/Mercury 125.469
127 81 104 Andrew Upshaw Hemphill TX Legend/Mercury 125.433
128 101 102 Tom Monsoor La Crosse WI Ranger/Mercury 125.185
129 110 135 Jason Williamson Aiken SC Nitro/Mercury 125.123
130 169 256 Stephen Patek Dallas TX Ranger/Mercury 125.002
131 103 87 Terry Scroggins San Mateo FL Triton/Yamaha 124.871
132 157 149 Pete Ponds Madison MS Ranger/Mercury 124.493
133 128 128 Cliff Prince Palatka FL Sterling/Mercury 123.244
134 171 144 Jayme Rampey Liberty SC 123.129
135 85 68 Darrell Davis Dover FL 123.013
136 129 101 Jonathon VanDam Kalamazoo MI Nitro/Mercury 122.475
137 201 247 Jason Johnson Gainesville GA 122.468
138 121 122 Rusty Trancygier Hahira GA Ranger/Yamaha 122.370
139 130 108 Jeff Kriet Ardmore OK Triton/Yamaha 121.638
140 113 163 David Mullins Mt. Carmel TN Triton/Mercury 121.566
141 134 159 Fletcher Shryock Newcomerstown OH Nitro/Mercury 121.510
142 148 132 John Murray Phoenix AZ Ranger/Mercury 121.085
143 123 145 Cliff Crochet Pierre Part LA Skeeter/Yamaha 120.657
144 112 70 Scott Rook Little Rock AR Ranger/Mercury 120.419
145 163 142 Clayton Batts Macon GA 120.150
146 142 207 David Williams Maiden NC 119.861
147 139 112 Austin Terry San Angelo TX Ranger/Mercury 119.808
148 133 81 Scott Wiley Bay Minette AL Ranger/Mercury 119.111
149 124 93 Tim Horton Muscle Shoals AL Nitro/Mercury 118.509
150 90 123 Tony Davis Williston FL 118.148
151 168 127 Brandon Hunter Benton KY 118.142
152 131 158 Dennis Tietje Roanoke LA Nitro/Mercury 118.034
153 182 182 Todd Hollowell Fishers IN Ranger/Mercury 117.527
154 198 143 Jason Lambert Pickwick Dam TN Ranger/Mercury 117.227
155 156 210 Marcus Evans Angola IN 117.134
156 144 189 Jim Dillard West Monroe LA Ranger/Mercury 116.396
157 166 248 Powell Kemp Scotland Neck NC 116.365
158 155 105 John Voyles Petersburg IN 115.703
159 177 168 Mike Kernan Wylie TX Skeeter/Yamaha 115.500
160 126 160 John Devere Berea KY Ranger/Yamaha 115.294
161 162 215 Ken Iyobe Aichi 115.069
162 211 306 Chris Johnston Peterborough ON 114.842
163 149 148 Rob Kilby Hot Springs AR Ranger/Mercury 114.814
164 135 173 James Watson Waynesville MO Ranger/Mercury 113.670
165 151 199 Matt Lee Auburn AL 113.641
166 150 217 Randy Allen Shreveport LA 112.816
167 185 183 Glenn Chappelear Acworth GA 112.670
168 189 205 Lendell Martin, Jr. Nacogdoches TX Ranger/Yamaha 111.618
169 158 221 Carl Jocumsen Queensland Bass Cat 110.446
170 183 194 Shawn Murphy Nicholasville KY Ranger/Evinrude 110.235
171 153 171 Kurt Dove Fairfax VA Skeeter/Yamaha 109.331
172 188 185 Jimmy Brewer Marshall TX 108.904
173 176 230 Jamie Horton Centerville AL Ranger/Mercury 108.728
174 161 186 Zell Rowland Montgomery TX Skeeter/Yamaha 108.509
175 143 188 Jonathan Newton Rogersville AL Ranger/Evinrude 108.260
176 145 91 Charles Ingram Santa Fe TN Ranger/Honda 107.953
177 179 152 Travis Fox Lowell AR 107.587
178 160 164 Casey Scanlon Lenexa KS Nitro/Mercury 105.819
179 180 167 Matt Greenblatt Port St. Lucie FL Ranger/Yamaha 105.814
180 173 138 J. Todd Tucker Moultrie GA Phoenix/Mercury 103.417
181 170 156 Matt Reed Madisonville TX Nitro/Mercury 103.302
182 184 161 Kerry Milner Bono AR 102.343
183 191 180 Chad Grigsby Maple Grove MN Ranger/Mercury 102.037
184 154 125 Nate Wellman Newaygo MI Phoenix/Mercury 101.873
185 165 134 Kevin Short Mayflower AR Bass Cat/Mercury 101.382
186 195 184 Yusuke Miyazaki Mineola TX Skeeter/Yamaha 99.363
187 192 198 Blake Nick Adger AL Ranger/Mercury 98.235
188 159 129 Derek Remitz Grant AL Triton/Mercury 98.167
189 202 150 Jay Yelas Corvallis OR Ranger/Mercury 97.317
190 174 234 Jimmy Houston Cookson OK Ranger/Mercury 96.764
191 208 277 Blake Smith Lakeland FL 95.364
192 164 31 Shad Schenck Waynetown IN Ranger/Mercury 95.295
193 199 151 Paul Elias Laurel MS Triton/Honda 94.352
194 196 170 Kotaro Kiriyama Moody AL Bass Cat/Yamaha 94.268
195 172 147 Randy Blaukat Joplin MO Ranger/Mercury 94.022
196 187 181 Charlie Evans Gilbertsville KY 92.596
197 186 133 Chris Baumgardner Gastonia NC Ranger/Evinrude 91.591
198 203 200 Rex Huff Corbin KY 91.149
199 190 169 Kevin Hawk Guntersville AL Ranger/Mercury 90.925
200 178 131 Tom Redington Royse City TX 90.863
201 181 130 Tim Malone Gatlinburg TN 89.653
202 200 206 Glenn Browne Ocala FL Ranger/Evinrude 88.947
203 209 240 Mike Boyles Highlandville MO 88.497
204 219 270 Billy Shelton III La Crosse VA 87.404
205 217 224 Keith Amerson Bethel Springs TN 86.586
206 228 273 Cody Kelley Conway AR 85.924
207 193 162 David Fritts Lexington NC Ranger/Evinrude 84.833
208 206 211 Dave Smith Del City OK Ranger/Mercury 84.280
209 205 197 Bill McDonald Greenwood IN Ranger/Evinrude 81.445
210 245 Bradley Hallman Norman OK Phoenix/Mercury 81.245
211 194 157 Robbie Dodson Harrison AR Ranger/Mercury 80.962
212 204 190 Charlie Hartley Grove City OH Ranger/Mercury 80.950
213 220 172 Gary Yamamoto Mineola TX Legend/Yamaha 80.799
214 197 61 Spencer Shuffield Bismarck AR Phoenix/Mercury 79.705
215 240 212 Kenneth (Boo) Woods Oneida KY Ranger/Mercury 78.669
216 215 208 James Biggs Euless TX Ranger/Evinrude 78.530
217 214 213 Drew Montgomery Denver NC 78.495
218 239 Brandon McMillan Belle Glade FL Ranger/Evinrude 78.162
219 207 191 Kenyon Hill Norman OK Triton/Yamaha 77.928
220 231 254 Troy Gibson Eufaula AL 77.749
221 216 238 Terry Segraves Kissimmee FL Ranger/Evinrude 76.242
222 224 244 Andrew Young Mound MN 75.838
223 227 260 Chris Neau New Orleans LA 75.652
224 210 140 Dion Hibdon Sunrise Beach MO Ranger/Evinrude 74.282
225 253 Cory Johnston Peterborough ON 74.030
226 223 250 Troy Broussard Beaumont TX 73.248
227 249 Jay Kendrick Ooltewah TN Triton/Mercury 73.127
228 218 153 Vic Vatalaro Kent OH Ranger/Yamaha 72.916
229 212 204 Nick Prvonozac Warren OH 71.715
230 225 228 Scott Ashmore Broken Arrow OK Legend/Yamaha 71.070
231 251 Buddy Gross Ringgold GA 70.993
232 242 290 George Kapiton Inverness FL 70.732
233 234 261 Christopher Brasher Spring TX 69.748
234 289 Austin Felix Eden Prairie MN 69.363
235 270 Kurt Mitchell Milford DE 68.250
236 264 Chris Whitson Louisville TN 66.870
237 296 Jim Jones Big Bend WI 66.632
238 213 107 Richard Peek Centre AL 66.578
239 256 286 Dalton Cooksey New Concord KY 66.535
240 241 280 Michael Hall Annandale VA 66.422
241 248 285 Bill Terrell Memphis TN 65.259
242 233 235 Kevin Ledoux Choctaw OK Bass Cat/Mercury 64.985
243 278 Brian Latimer Belton SC 64.642
244 222 225 Michael Murphy Lexington SC Ranger/Evinrude 63.928
245 230 166 Stacey D. King Reeds Spring MO Nitro/Mercury 63.786
246 226 222 Joseph Sancho New Windsor NY 63.449
247 221 165 Lionel Botha Okeechobee FL 62.744
248 258 John Hunter Jr Shelbyville KY 62.218
249 269 Charlie Weyer West Hills CA Triton/Mercury 62.193
250 236 214 Richard Lowitzki St. Charles IL 62.032
251 263 Chris McCall Jasper TX Legend/Evinrude 60.899
252 265 Shawn Gordon Russellville AR 60.014
253 287 Braxton Setzer Auburn AL 59.588
254 268 323 Gerald Spohrer Gonzales LA 58.827
255 292 Luke Dunkin Lawrenceburg TN 58.420
256 235 176 Byron Velvick Boerne TX Triton/Mercury 57.923
257 272 303 Craig Livesay Johnson City TN 57.749
258 246 246 Nick Hensley Cumming GA 57.273
259 257 316 Brock Mosley Collinsville MS 57.267
260 283 Brett Preuett Monroe LA 56.991
261 291 Joshua Weaver Macon GA 56.386
262 232 174 Rich Dalbey Greenville TX Ranger/Mercury 56.150
263 261 236 Bob Morin Seymour TN 56.022
264 275 Richie Eaves Nauvoo IL 55.633
265 279 Shane Lineberger Lincolnton NC 55.371
266 285 Jason Abram Chuckey TN Ranger/Yamaha 54.434
267 237 192 Jared Miller Norman OK Skeeter/Yamaha 54.349
268 229 187 Troy Hollowell Paducah KY 53.459
269 300 Curtis Richardson Belleville ON 52.127
270 247 268 Harry Moore Valley AL 51.103
271 238 195 Colby Schrumpf Highland IL 51.050
272 254 253 Alvin Shaw State Road NC Ranger/Evinrude 50.723
273 298 Andy Young Mound MN 49.742
274 266 262 Rodney Thomason Maumelle AR 49.702
275 297 Tommy Dickerson Orange TX 49.679
276 282 Fabian Rodriguez Ocean City MD 49.248
277 244 219 Robert Pearson Oak Hill VA Ranger/Evinrude 47.876
278 295 Joe Holland Jefferson ME 47.720
279 288 Jay Brainard Enid OK 47.554
280 260 265 Marshall Deakins Dunlap TN 47.491
281 290 Timmy Thompkins Myrtle Beach SC 47.253
282 301 Sven Hilland Sanford FL 46.547
283 243 201 Casey Martin New Market AL Ranger/Evinrude 46.491
284 281 Kevin Johnson Valencia CA 46.262
285 274 272 Derrick Snavely Rogersville TN 45.723
286 255 216 Tommy Martin Hemphill TX Nitro/Mercury 45.453
287 262 269 Ryan Chandler Hobart IN 45.301
288 299 Kyle Monti Okeechobee FL 45.136
289 250 193 Ryan Davidson Huntington WV 44.648
290 294 293 Nick Gainey Charleston SC 44.319
291 259 231 Dustin Grice Hewitt TX 44.210
292 271 271 Mark Goines Shady Point OK Ranger/Mercury 43.665
293 252 196 Brent Long Cornelius NC Ranger/Yamaha 41.582
294 286 276 Shirley Crain Van Buren AR 41.152
295 303 Kyle Mabrey McCalla AL 40.053
296 284 281 Clay Elliott Ozark AL 37.707
297 308 Daryl Biron South Windsor CT 37.325
298 267 264 Rick Cotten Guntersville AL 36.824
299 280 245 Kyle A. White Tightwad MO 35.723
300 276 263 Bill Day Frankfort KY 35.108
301 273 223 Kevin Stewart Elk Grove CA Phoenix/Mercury 34.835
302 315 Matt Wittekiend Angleton TX 33.802
303 277 239 Jeff Barth Marshfield WI 32.920
304 316 Timmy Frederick Leesburg FL 31.746
305 314 Chase Brooks Iraan TX 31.037
306 304 Jordan Osborne Longview TX 30.690
307 313 Eric Jackson Walling TN 29.717
308 319 Gene Eisenmann Frisco TX 29.715
309 312 James Stricklin, Jr. Texarkana AR 28.986
310 293 267 Stephen McKinnie Umatila FL 28.863
311 302 296 Stephen Longobardi Northford CT 26.939
312 317 Shane Melton Kokomo IN 26.852
313 305 299 Dale Hightower Sand Springs 25.442
314 306 302 Michael Williamson Fort Smith AR 25.027
315 309 292 Tony Dumitras Winston GA 22.074
316 325 Jerry Lawler Athens AL 20.377
317 318 Billy Shelton III La Crosse VA 19.356
318 310 249 Eric Oliverson Nixa MO 17.854
319 320 307 Mike Kernan TX Wylie TX 16.888
320 322 311 Darold Gleason Leesville LA 15.297
321 311 258 Guido Hibdon Gravois Mills MO Ranger/Evinrude 15.138
322 307 252 Payden Hibdon Stover MO Ranger/Evinrude 13.877
323 324 315 Joe Gerard Concordia KS 13.551
324 333 Larry Schroeder Clayton OH 13.412
325 326 Matt Vermilyea Perrysburg OH 12.363
326 321 227 Jeremy Starks Charleston WV Skeeter/Yamaha 12.160
327 327 317 Van Soles Haines City FL 12.061
328 329 322 Chad Wiley Pineville LA 11.147
329 336 Tim McDonald Hagerhill KY 10.303
330 323 312 Brian Clark Haltom City TX Skeeter/Yamaha 7.308
331 330 218 Rick Morris Lake Gaston VA Triton/Mercury 6.473
332 331 237 Joel Baker Talala OK 6.261
333 328 320 Gary Clouse La Vergne TN Phoenix/Mercury 5.647
334 335 241 Michael Simonton Fremont OH Triton/Yamaha 5.498
335 349 335 Jesse Tacoronte Orlando FL 5.128
336 350 336 Scott Barnett Mansfield TX 4.921
337 342 243 Grant Goldbeck Boerne TX Bass Cat/Yamaha 4.778
338 352 338 Craig Workman Ft. Worth TX 4.506
339 343 255 Trevor Romans Plano TX 4.439
340 355 340 Logan Sherrer Karnack TX 3.935

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