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Updated: 5/13/2015

Lucas Rockets To No. 1

On the strength of his first career victory followed by another Top-10 finish on the Elite Series’ recently completed West Coast swing, Justin Lucas leap-frogged his way 11 spots to the No. 1 position in the latest BassFan World Rankings, which encompass Elite Series stops at Lake Guntersville, the Sacramento River and Lake Havasu, as well as the Beaver Lake FLW Tour.

At 29, Lucas is the youngest angler to hold the top spot in the rankings, which originated in 2001. With three Top-10s already this year, including a win at the Sacramento River near his hometown and an 8th at Lake Havasu last week, Lucas bumped Andy Morgan down to the No. 2 spot and holds a slim 2 1/2-point lead over the two-time FLW Tour Angler of the Year.

Over the past 2 calendar years, Lucas has missed just two money cuts and has an average finish of 25.4 in 14 tour-level B.A.S.S. tournaments since the start of 2014.

Aaron Martens, the runner-up at the Sacramento River and winner at Havasu, shot up eight spots to No. 3 while Bryan Thrift moved up one position to No. 4. Matt Arey made a 10-spot improvement and is now No. 5 after winning the Beaver Lake FLW Tour for the second year in a row.

Former No. 1s Jacob Powroznik (No. 6) and Jason Christie (No. 7) each slipped a few spots, but still remain in the Top 10. Dean Rojas, the Elite Series AOY leader, made a 20-spot improvement up to No. 8 coming off three consecutive Top-12 finishes.

Wesley Strader, the FLW Tour AOY leader, held on to the No. 9 position while Greg Hackney fell seven slots to No. 10.

The next tournament that will impact the Rankings is the Lake Eufaula FLW Tour, set for May 14-17.

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Current Rankings - 5/13/2015

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Place Prior Start Angler City State Boat/Motor Points
1 12 18 Justin Lucas Guntersville AL Phoenix/Yamaha 214.863
2 1 2 Andy Morgan Dayton TN Bullet/Evinrude 212.302
3 11 15 Aaron Martens Leeds AL Phoenix/Mercury 206.739
4 5 3 Bryan Thrift Shelby NC Ranger/Evinrude 204.357
5 15 17 Matt Arey Shelby NC Ranger/Evinrude 203.872
6 2 6 Jacob Powroznik Prince George VA Ranger/Mercury 203.160
7 4 1 Jason Christie Park Hill OK Ranger/Mercury 201.813
8 28 37 Dean Rojas Lake Havasu City AZ Skeeter/Yamaha 198.549
9 9 25 Wesley Strader Spring City TN Ranger/Evinrude 197.613
10 3 7 Greg Hackney Gonzales LA Phoenix/Mercury 195.190
11 8 4 Cody Meyer Grass Valley CA Ranger/Evinrude 194.764
12 7 36 Chris Lane Guntersville AL Legend/Mercury 193.185
13 13 20 Scott Martin Clewiston FL Ranger/Evinrude 190.856
14 24 29 Skeet Reese Auburn CA Ranger/Mercury 190.456
15 16 10 Keith Combs Huntington TX Ranger/Yamaha 185.912
16 38 5 Brent Ehrler Newport Beach CA Ranger/Mercury 185.437
17 17 26 Luke Clausen Otis Orchards WA Ranger/Mercury 184.477
18 10 11 Casey Ashley Donalds SC Triton/Mercury 182.995
19 27 24 Stetson Blaylock Benton AR Ranger/Mercury 181.385
20 18 22 Michael Iaconelli Pittsgrove NJ Bass Cat/Yamaha 180.322
21 26 16 Jacob Wheeler Indianapolis IN Ranger/Evinrude 178.323
22 30 55 Scott Canterbury Odenville AL Ranger/Mercury 178.228
23 14 9 Brett Hite Phoenix AZ Ranger/Evinrude 177.338
24 6 8 Todd Faircloth Jasper TX Skeeter/Yamaha 175.694
25 19 19 John Crews, Jr. Salem VA Bass Cat/Mercury 175.571
26 47 65 Clifford Pirch Payson AZ Skeeter/Yamaha 174.483
27 25 42 Shinichi Fukae Osaka Ranger/Mercury 170.238
28 34 14 Edwin Evers Talala OK Nitro/Mercury 169.097
29 20 33 Mark Davis Mt. Ida AR Skeeter/Yamaha 167.407
30 23 13 Randall Tharp Port St. Joe FL Ranger/Evinrude 167.311
31 33 31 Brandon Palaniuk Rathdrum ID Skeeter/Yamaha 166.468
32 31 34 Matt Herren Trussville AL Skeeter/Yamaha 165.124
33 21 39 Mike McClelland Bella Vista AR Stratos/Mercury 164.882
34 39 58 Adrian Avena Vineland NJ BassCat/Mercury 163.601
35 29 28 Gerald Swindle Warrior AL Triton/Mercury 162.343
36 35 32 Chris Zaldain San Jose CA Skeeter/Yamaha 162.295
37 32 21 Michael Neal Dayton TN Bullet/Yamaha 160.969
38 37 30 Anthony Gagliardi Prosperity SC Ranger/Evinrude 160.909
39 40 35 David Dudley Lynchburg VA Ranger/Mercury 160.826
40 62 41 Bobby Lane Lakeland FL Phoenix/Yamaha 160.373
41 50 54 Bill Lowen Brookville IN Skeeter/Yamaha 160.227
42 74 64 David Walker Sevierville TN Ranger/Evinrude 159.913
43 43 45 Shad Schenck Waynetown IN Ranger/Mercury 159.887
44 49 75 Matthew Stefan Junction City WI Skeeter/Yamaha 159.616
45 57 92 Dave Lefebre Erie PA Ranger/Mercury 159.307
46 42 56 Randy Howell Springville AL Triton/Mercury 158.528
47 46 43 Ott DeFoe Knoxville TN NItro/Mercury 157.340
48 22 12 Mark Rose Marion AR Ranger/Mercury 156.917
49 66 62 Chad Morgenthaler Coulterville IL Phoenix/Mercury 156.767
50 45 27 Kevin VanDam Kalamazoo MI Nitro/Mercury 156.130
51 72 71 Ish Monroe Hughson CA Ranger/Yamaha 155.858
52 41 48 Ramie Colson, Jr. Cadiz KY Bullet/Evinrude 155.850
53 48 61 Jared Lintner Arroyo Grande CA Skeeter/Yamaha 155.510
54 55 57 Takahiro Omori Emory TX Ranger/Yamaha 154.477
55 92 194 Brandon Lester Fayetteville TN Phoenix/Mercury 153.612
56 36 23 Spencer Shuffield Bismarck AR Phoenix/Mercury 150.721
57 51 68 Brian Snowden Reeds Springs MO Nitro/Mercury 149.611
58 58 84 J.T. Kenney Palm Bay FL Ranger/Mercury 148.993
59 77 99 Shaw E. Grigsby, Jr. Gainesville FL Triton/Mercury 147.662
60 88 94 James Niggemeyer Van TX Ranger/Yamaha 147.608
61 75 38 Alton Jones Waco TX Skeeter/Yamaha 147.488
62 86 76 Kevin Short Mayflower AR Bass Cat/Mercury 147.208
63 69 67 Jim Moynagh Carver MN Ranger/Yamaha 147.196
64 89 85 Bernie Schultz Gainesville FL Ranger/Mercury 145.043
65 52 44 Terry Scroggins San Mateo FL Triton/Yamaha 144.517
66 44 70 Scott Rook Little Rock AR Ranger/Mercury 144.008
67 71 148 Jason Reyes Humble TX 143.679
68 104 129 Peter Thliveros Jacksonville FL Ranger/Mercury 143.348
69 61 51 Steve Kennedy Auburn AL Ranger/Yamaha 142.868
70 110 116 Greg Vinson Wetumpka AL Phoenix/Mercury 142.484
71 64 59 Tom Monsoor La Crosse WI Ranger/Mercury 142.424
72 59 50 Tommy Biffle Wagoner OK Ranger/Mercury 141.950
73 65 80 Davy Hite Ninety Six SC Phoenix/Evinrude 141.868
74 60 78 Andy Montgomery Blacksburg SC Ranger/Mercury 141.499
75 54 47 Cliff Crochet Pierre Part LA Skeeter/Yamaha 141.160
76 143 93 John Cox Debary FL Crestliner/Mercury 141.043
77 73 101 Matt Greenblatt Port St. Lucie FL Ranger/Yamaha 139.500
78 63 60 Hank Cherry Maiden NC Triton/Mercury 139.425
79 139 212 Tracy Adams Wilkesboro NC Nitro/Mercury 139.187
80 82 83 Scott Suggs Alexander AR Ranger/Evinrude 139.096
81 93 106 Tim Horton Muscle Shoals AL Nitro/Mercury 138.907
82 53 66 Troy Morrow Eastanollee GA Ranger/Mercury 138.758
83 94 81 Jeff Kriet Ardmore OK Triton/Yamaha 138.562
84 79 104 Marty Robinson Lyman SC Skeeter/Yamaha 137.994
85 106 91 Larry Nixon Bee Branch AR Ranger/Evinrude 137.695
86 87 73 Charles Ingram Santa Fe TN Ranger/Honda 137.073
87 78 74 Russ Lane Prattville AL Phoenix/Yamaha 136.420
88 80 46 Barry Wilson Birmingham AL Ranger/Evinrude 136.394
89 68 40 Dan Morehead Paducah KY Ranger/Evinrude 136.201
90 91 97 Brad Knight Wartburg TN Phoenix/Mercury 135.493
91 136 122 Gary Klein Weatherford TX Triton/Mercury 134.795
92 56 49 Randy Haynes Counce TN Ranger/Mercury 134.658
93 97 87 Cliff Prince Palatka FL Sterling/Mercury 133.858
94 67 53 Fred Roumbanis Bixby OK Legend/Mercury 133.741
95 101 96 Jonathon VanDam Kalamazoo MI Triton/Mercury 133.326
96 76 69 Morizo Shimizu Osaka Champion/Mercury 133.091
97 81 72 Brent Chapman Lake Quivira KS Triton/Mercury 132.918
98 116 145 Jason Meninger Gainesville GA Ranger/Yamaha 131.772
99 85 102 Alex Davis Albertville AL Ranger/Mercury 130.952
100 99 112 Boyd Duckett Demopolis AL Triton/Mercury 129.810
101 132 120 Kelly Jordon Mineola TX Skeeter/Yamaha 129.597
102 90 63 Austin Terry San Angelo TX Ranger/Mercury 129.112
103 108 152 Keith Poche Pike Road AL Skeeter/Yamaha 127.950
104 100 89 Nate Wellman Newaygo MI Phoenix/Mercury 127.787
105 144 180 Darrell Davis Dover FL 127.212
106 70 52 Robbie Dodson Harrison AR Ranger/Mercury 126.958
107 105 124 Derek Remitz Grant AL Triton/Mercury 126.685
108 127 149 Dion Hibdon Sunrise Beach MO Ranger/Evinrude 125.563
109 95 130 Stephen Browning Hot Springs AR Triton/Mercury 125.456
110 129 107 Josh Bertrand Gilbert AZ Nitro/Mercury 124.556
111 83 82 Paul Elias Laurel MS Triton/Honda 124.490
112 113 125 Travis Fox Lowell AR 124.313
113 84 90 Drew Benton Panama City FL Phoenix/Mercury 123.985
114 121 140 Chad Pipkens Holt MI Skeeter/Yamaha 123.220
115 103 77 Stacey D. King Reeds Spring MO Nitro/Mercury 122.806
116 102 109 Chris Baumgardner Gastonia NC Ranger/Evinrude 122.349
117 141 139 Andrew Upshaw Hemphill TX Legend/Mercury 121.913
118 166 186 Mike Surman Boca Raton FL Ranger/Evinrude 121.410
119 145 175 Tim Malone Gatlinburg TN 121.243
120 96 98 Casey Scanlon Lenexa KS Nitro/Mercury 120.880
121 120 114 Rick Morris Lake Gaston VA Triton/Mercury 120.831
122 134 88 Jay Yelas Corvallis OR Ranger/Mercury 120.771
123 98 86 Brandon Card Caryville TN Triton/Suzuki 120.738
124 146 164 Scott Wiley Bay Minette AL 120.578
125 149 161 Clark Wendlandt Cedar Park TX Ranger/Evinrude 120.388
126 191 205 David Mullins Mt Carmel TN Triton/Mercury 119.850
127 147 160 Jim Tutt Longview TX Ranger/Evinrude 119.643
128 138 115 Jason Williamson Aiken SC Nitro/Mercury 119.570
129 151 135 John Murray Phoenix AZ Ranger/Mercury 119.258
130 109 158 Randy Blaukat Joplin MO Ranger/Mercury 118.954
131 130 136 Rob Kilby Hot Springs AR Ranger/Mercury 118.489
132 142 151 James Elam Tulsa OK Ranger/Yamaha 118.479
133 124 117 Jeff Gustafson Keewatin ON Lund/Mercury 118.018
134 125 123 Terry Bolton, Jr. Paducah KY Ranger/Evinrude 117.704
135 190 199 Micah Frazier Newnan GA Ranger/Mercury 117.621
136 159 167 Dennis Tietje Roanoke LA Nitro/Mercury 117.619
137 117 131 J. Todd Tucker Moultrie GA Phoenix/Mercury 117.612
138 168 159 Bradley Roy Lancaster KY Triton/Mercury 117.314
139 140 147 Brandon Coulter Knoxville TN Ranger/Mercury 117.184
140 115 133 Kotaro Kiriyama Moody AL Bass Cat/Yamaha 116.947
141 107 110 Britt Myers Lake Wylie SC Bass Cat/Mercury 116.926
142 114 121 Kevin Hawk Guntersville AL Ranger/Mercury 116.916
143 118 127 Todd Hollowell Fishers IN Ranger/Mercury 116.043
144 157 126 Koby Kreiger Bokeelia FL Ranger/Evinrude 115.542
145 128 111 Matt Reed Madisonville TX Nitro/Mercury 115.352
146 172 146 Vic Vatalaro Kent OH Ranger/Yamaha 115.344
147 170 118 Clent Davis Montevallo AL 114.996
148 174 181 Chad Grigsby Maple Grove MN Ranger/Mercury 114.585
149 160 156 Kelley Jaye Dadeville AL Ranger/Evinrude 114.347
150 111 108 Brent Long Cornelius NC Ranger/Yamaha 114.290
151 175 224 Shane Lehew Charlotte NC 114.123
152 126 128 Rich Dalbey Greenville TX Ranger/Mercury 113.750
153 137 141 Gary Yamamoto Mineola TX Legend/Yamaha 112.761
154 119 119 John Voyles Petersburg IN 112.711
155 112 100 Rick Clunn Ava MO Nitro/Mercury 110.545
156 155 168 Kurt Dove Fairfax VA Skeeter/Yamaha 110.471
157 148 143 Greg Bohannan Rogers AR Ranger/Evinrude 110.200
158 189 177 Darrel Robertson Jay OK Ranger/Yamaha 108.965
159 178 185 Charlie Evans Gilbertsville KY 108.445
160 162 155 Pete Ponds Madison MS Ranger/Mercury 108.434
161 133 113 Glenn Browne Ocala FL Ranger/Evinrude 107.975
162 223 209 Byron Velvick Boerne TX Triton/Mercury 107.291
163 195 196 Mike Kernan Wylie TX Skeeter/Yamaha 107.063
164 169 162 Billy McCaghren Mayflower AR Bass Cat/Mercury 106.761
165 131 79 Philip Jarabeck Lynchburg VA Ranger/Mercury 106.409
166 161 176 Rusty Trancygier Hahira GA Ranger/Yamaha 106.302
167 163 170 Jamie Horton Centerville AL Triton/Mercury 105.904
168 123 150 Shawn Murphy Nicholasville KY Ranger/Evinrude 105.549
169 158 166 Fletcher Shryock Newcomerstown OH Nitro/Mercury 105.518
170 179 190 John Devere Berea KY Ranger/Yamaha 105.478
171 122 138 Jeremy Starks Charleston WV Skeeter/Yamaha 105.461
172 150 137 Tom Redington Royse City TX 105.384
173 135 95 James Watson Waynesville MO Ranger/Mercury 105.031
174 153 134 Yusuke Miyazaki Mineola TX Skeeter/Yamaha 104.967
175 185 248 Lionel Botha Okeechobee FL 104.934
176 165 221 Tony Davis Williston FL 104.874
177 167 154 David Fritts Lexington NC Ranger/Evinrude 104.172
178 152 105 Casey Martin New Market AL Ranger/Evinrude 104.000
179 210 252 Brandon Cobb Greenwood SC 103.845
180 156 142 Jonathan Newton Rogersville AL Ranger/Evinrude 103.680
181 177 202 Richard Peek Centre AL 102.898
182 192 204 Michael Wooley Collierville TN Ranger/Mercury 102.679
183 193 211 Kerry Milner Bono AR 102.210
184 173 157 Charlie Hartley Grove City OH Ranger/Mercury 101.322
185 164 165 Kenyon Hill Norman OK Triton/Yamaha 101.159
186 200 249 Mark Daniels, Jr. Fairfield CA Ranger/Mercury 100.880
187 171 153 Zell Rowland Montgomery TX Skeeter/Yamaha 100.863
188 154 172 Kenneth (Boo) Woods Oneida KY Ranger/Mercury 100.724
189 176 171 Jared Miller Norman OK Skeeter/Yamaha 99.100
190 187 210 Glenn Chappelear Acworth GA 98.871
191 204 243 Jayme Rampey Liberty SC 98.697
192 181 184 Clark Reehm Russellville AR Skeeter/Yamaha 97.554
193 184 198 Jason Lambert Pickwick Dam TN Ranger/Mercury 96.760
194 216 238 Brandon Hunter Benton KY 95.949
195 183 183 Michael Simonton Fremont OH Triton/Yamaha 95.204
196 194 228 Jeff Sprague Point TX 94.989
197 198 201 Lendell Martin, Jr. Nacogdoches TX Ranger/Yamaha 93.855
198 188 163 Kevin Stewart Elk Grove CA Phoenix/Mercury 93.255
199 182 197 Rex Huff Corbin KY 91.821
200 203 256 Clayton Batts Macon GA 90.686
201 196 103 Cliff Pace Petal MS Skeeter/Yamaha 89.353
202 205 193 Blake Nick Adger AL Ranger/Mercury 89.093
203 217 239 Nick Prvonozac Warren OH 88.107
204 199 195 Grant Goldbeck Boerne TX Bass Cat/Yamaha 87.825
205 207 179 Jim Dillard West Monroe LA Ranger/Mercury 86.129
206 215 229 Ryan Davidson Huntington WV 84.683
207 180 169 Jason Quinn Clover SC Legend/Mercury 83.000
208 186 132 Ray Scheide Russellville AR Ranger/Yamaha 82.898
209 202 178 Colby Schrumpf Highland IL 82.654
210 213 191 Richard Lowitzki St. Charles IL 82.546
211 208 214 James Biggs Euless TX Ranger/Evinrude 81.647
212 201 174 Tommy Martin Hemphill TX Nitro/Mercury 80.307
213 224 247 Troy Hollowell Paducah KY 79.587
214 197 144 Christopher Brasher Spring TX 79.402
215 209 189 Scott Ashmore Broken Arrow OK Legend/Yamaha 77.115
216 206 220 Bill McDonald Greenwood IN Ranger/Evinrude 77.042
217 220 218 Dave Smith Del City OK Ranger/Mercury 76.977
218 214 192 Jimmy Houston Cookson OK Ranger/Mercury 76.175
219 211 173 Bill Day Frankfort KY 74.731
220 233 254 Joseph Sancho New Windsor NY 74.507
221 232 258 Robert Pearson Oak Hill VA Ranger/Evinrude 73.363
222 219 216 Payden Hibdon Stover MO Ranger/Evinrude 71.792
223 218 219 Guido Hibdon Gravois Mills MO Ranger/Evinrude 71.528
224 222 187 Rick Cotten Guntersville AL 70.837
225 212 182 Ryan Chandler Hobart IN 70.362
226 229 233 Keith Amerson Bethel Springs TN 69.593
227 230 206 Skip Johnson Goodells MI Skeeter/Yamaha 68.340
228 221 200 Zach Caudle Shreveport LA 68.200
229 245 283 Marcus Evans Angola IN 64.850
230 237 280 Jimmy Brewer Marshall TX 64.325
231 231 232 Joel Baker Talala OK 63.741
232 225 217 Terry Segraves Kissimmee FL Ranger/Evinrude 61.774
233 226 188 Ray Meredith Smiths Grove KY 60.610
234 246 286 Drew Montgomery Denver NC 59.223
235 234 271 Bob Morin Seymour TN 56.609
236 252 275 Eric Oliverson Nixa MO 54.327
237 228 208 Todd Auten Gastonia NC Ranger/Mercury 54.125
238 248 292 Bryan Schmitt Deale MD 53.777
239 260 Zack Birge Blanchard OK 53.119
240 236 246 Rodney Thomason Maumelle AR 53.119
241 240 255 Trevor Romans Plano TX 52.281
242 238 242 Chris Neau New Orleans LA 52.281
243 227 203 B.J. Haseotes Centerville MA /Yamaha 51.837
244 247 240 Kyle A. White Tightwad MO 51.732
245 242 253 Patrick Bone Cleveland GA Ranger/Mercury 51.610
246 241 274 Troy Gibson Eufaula AL 50.915
247 289 Jordan Lee Vinemont AL 50.035
248 266 227 Kevin Ledoux Choctaw OK Bass Cat/Mercury 50.007
249 298 David Williams Maiden NC 49.864
250 309 Ken Iyobe Aichi 48.283
251 239 223 Wade LeBlanc Gonzales LA 47.115
252 256 276 Shirley Crain Van Buren AR 46.379
253 294 339 Matt Lee Auburn AL 46.129
254 253 291 Jeff Barth Marshfield WI 45.762
255 254 259 Dale Hightower Sand Springs 45.721
256 255 293 Dustin Grice Hewitt TX 45.299
257 235 215 Cody Bird Granbury TX Skeeter/Yamaha 45.276
258 243 222 Robert Behrle Hoover AL 44.905
259 290 Paul Mueller Naugatuck CT 44.692
260 244 234 Alton Wilhoit Harrah OK 43.355
261 257 264 Stephen McKinnie Umatila FL 42.335
262 251 262 Leon Williamson Fairdale KY 42.302
263 304 Mark Menendez Paducah KY Skeeter/Yamaha 42.286
264 347 Carl Jocumsen Queensland 41.378
265 258 266 Barton Aiken Greenville SC 41.161
266 250 236 Travis Loyd Vienna IL 40.249
267 325 Seth Feider Bloomington MN 38.830
268 336 Randy Allen Shreveport LA 38.608
269 262 272 James Christian Dickson TN 37.775
270 249 235 George Kapiton Inverness FL 37.000
271 261 273 Stuart Arthur Benton MO Ranger/Evinrude 36.302
272 267 279 Jerry Reagan Byrdstown TN 35.991
273 259 230 Wade Hendricks Thompsons Station TN 35.558
274 265 285 Harry Moore Valley AL 34.956
275 268 282 R.C. Cooper Nashua NH 34.895
276 282 Andrew Young Mound MN 34.204
277 264 268 Andrew Luxon Richmond KY 33.996
278 263 251 Robert Collins Morrow OH 33.930
279 281 Jimmy Reese Witter Springs CA Ranger/Mercury 32.898
280 269 261 Tony Dumitras Winston GA 32.692
281 277 374 Powell Kemp Scotland Neck NC 31.906
282 280 314 Michael Murphy Lexington SC Ranger/Evinrude 30.530
283 297 Nick Hensley Cumming GA 29.913
284 288 Jason Johnson Gainesville GA 29.540
285 293 Mike Boyles Highlandville MO 29.260
286 273 289 Nick Gainey Charleston SC 29.233
287 272 278 Justin Morton Etoile TX 28.307
288 284 Alvin Shaw State Road NC Ranger/Evinrude 28.140
289 270 267 Tommy Robinson Westland MI 27.169
290 275 290 Kelly Power Cape Fair MO 27.004
291 283 Marshall Deakins Dunlap TN 26.274
292 276 299 Chris Heath North Augusta SC 26.076
293 279 245 Michael Williamson Fort Smith AR 24.426
294 300 Stephen Patek Dallas TX 24.315
295 274 270 Bradley Rightnour Mingoville PA Ranger/Mercury 24.142
296 312 Blake Smith Lakeland FL 23.382
297 350 Stephen Longobardi Northford CT 22.642
298 286 Mike Kernan TX Wylie TX 19.388
299 278 225 Matthew Pennington Springdale AR 19.025
300 301 Dalton Cooksey New Concord KY 18.531
301 302 Troy Broussard Beaumont TX 18.438
302 310 Bill Terrell Memphis TN 17.785
303 305 Clay Elliott Ozark AL 17.692
304 338 Derrick Snavely Rogersville TN 17.598
305 317 Billy Shelton III La Crosse VA 17.598
306 291 315 David Kilgore Jasper AL 17.493
307 341 Cody Kelley Conway AR 16.852
308 316 Mark Goines Shady Point OK Ranger/Mercury 16.759
309 320 Michael Hall Annandale VA 16.666
310 296 304 Timothy Wilson Gas City IN 16.045
311 299 308 Stephen Mui Bartlett IL 14.987
312 319 Craig Livesay Johnson City TN 14.893
313 287 213 Ron Shuffield Bismarck AR Ranger/Evinrude 14.712
314 303 Van Soles Haines City FL 14.269
315 307 311 Brock Mosley Collinsville MS 13.419
316 311 312 Jared Knuth Wahoo NE 12.538
317 314 313 Rich Howes Oviedo FL 12.252
318 306 231 Brandon McMillan Belle Glade FL Ranger/Evinrude 12.176
319 315 318 Skylar Hamilton Dandridge TN 11.656
320 271 207 Jami Fralick Martin SD Nitro/Mercury 11.496
321 295 226 Ken Golub Pittsford NY Bass Cat/Yamaha 11.453
322 313 241 Wayne Hauser Mooresville NC /Mercury 10.842
323 285 269 Roland Martin Naples FL Nitro/Mercury 10.366
324 321 320 Gerald Spohrer Gonzales LA 10.187
325 322 321 Mike Elsea Mooresville IN 10.089
326 308 250 Derek Yasinski Senoia GA 9.453
327 318 265 Joe Don Setina Pittsburg TX 9.412
328 324 322 Bo Cross Knoxville TN 9.067
329 292 260 Chip Porche Bixby OK 8.545
330 327 326 Brian Clark Haltom City TX Skeeter/Yamaha 8.227
331 330 327 Paul Pagnato Reston VA 7.933
332 332 307 Tommy Durham Whitney TX 7.835
333 334 330 James Biggerstaff Odessa TX 7.248
334 335 331 Derek Fulps Broken Arrow OK 7.150
335 337 333 Kendall Newson Decatur GA 6.856
336 333 263 Lamonte Loyd Gilmer TX 6.753
337 328 287 Gerald Brown Chickasha OK 6.690
338 329 277 Charlie Weyer West Hills CA Triton/Mercury 6.653
339 339 337 Steve Sennikoff Forney TX Triton/Mercury 6.366
340 342 317 Gary Clouse La Vergne TN Phoenix/Mercury 6.072
341 345 288 Allan Glasgow Ashville AL 5.815
342 331 257 Tim Gaskill Edwardsville IL 5.470
343 326 237 Robert Morin Seymour TN 5.461
344 348 346 Jeff Cloud Lubbock TX 5.288
345 340 301 Sammy Burks Joplin MO 4.799
346 351 351 Bill Weidler Helena AL 4.799
347 352 316 Ryan Ingram Phenix City AL 4.716
348 323 244 Shane Long Sarcoxie MO 4.425
349 355 358 Brian Potter Claremore OK 4.407
350 346 303 Jerry Gore Orlando FL 4.110
351 356 368 Al Farace Cockeysville MD 3.819
352 358 373 Patrick Pierce Jacksonville FL 3.525
353 353 295 Chad Prough Chipley FL 3.494
354 343 281 Todd Schmitz Goshen IN 3.355
355 361 306 Kevin Spooner Vero Beach FL 3.277
356 354 284 Jeremy Prouty Vero Beach FL 3.215
357 362 379 Jamey Caldwell Carthage NC 3.133
358 344 296 Rodney Jones Athens GA 3.069
359 363 380 Lucas Ragusa Gonzales LA 3.035
360 359 302 Chad Billiot Raceland LA 2.412
361 391 Joe Gerard Concordia KS 2.383
362 349 298 Douglas Jones Fort Gibson OK 2.323
363 357 305 Frank Clark Benton IL 2.133
364 360 297 Bobby Eagleston Newberry FL 1.609

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