Ashley, Rice tie for title at Walmart BFL event on Lake Keowee

Boater Darren Ashley of Calhoun Falls, S.C., tied for first place overall at the Walmart BFL Savannah River Division event on Lake Keowee. Ashley recorded a total catch of 15 pounds, 12 ounces to take home more than $6,300 in winnings and Ranger Cup bonuses.

SENECA, S.C. - Darren Ashley of Calhoun Falls, S.C., and Adam Rice of Anderson, S.C., both weighed a five-bass limit totaling 15 pounds, 12 ounces Saturday to tie for first at the Walmart Bass Fishing League Savannah River Division event on Lake Keowee. Ashley earned $6,347 ($2,000 Ranger Cup Bonus) and Rice earned $4,347. Boater Adam Rice of Anderson, S.C., tied for first place at the Walmart BFL Savannah River Division event on Lake Keowee. Rice recorded a total catch of 15 pounds, 12 ounces to take home more than $4,300 in winnings. Rounding out the top 10 pros were: 3rd: Furman Thompson, Clayton, Ga., five bass, 15-7, $1,934 4th: Greg Glouse, Liberty, S.C., five bass, 13-8, $1,352 5th: Joe Anders, Easley, S.C., five bass, 13-2, $1,159 + Evinrude Bonus: $300 6th: Randy Childers, Anderson, S.C., five bass, 12-13, $1,063 7th: Russel Clarke, Abbeville, S.C., five bass, 12-5, $966 8th: Jerry Kotal, Elberton, Ga., five bass, 12-2, $869 9th: Doug Workman, Cleveland, Ga., five bass, 11-14, $773 10th: Craig Rozema, Simpsonville, S.C., five bass, 11-13, $676 For a complete list of boater results, click here. Shirley nets co-angler crown Co-angler Dustin Shirley of Royston, Ga., won the Walmart BFL Savannah River Division event on Lake Keowee. Shirley landed a total catch of 12 pounds, 11 ounces to net nearly $2,900 in winnings. Dustin Shirley of Royston, Ga., weighed a five-bass limit totaling 12 pounds, 11 ounces Saturday to win $2,898 in the co-angler division. Rounding out the top 10 co-anglers were: 2nd: Darren Jeter, Marshall, N.C., five bass, 9-15, $1,449 3rd: Graham Rogers, Cleveland, Ga., five bass, 9-10, $967 4th: Kevin Landreth, Seneca, S.C., five bass, 9-6, $628 4th: David Smith, Anderson, S.C., five bass, 9-6, $628 6th: Michael Smith, Piedmont, S.C., five bass, 9-0, $531 7th: Steve Walls, Alpharetta, Ga., five bass, 8-14, $483 8th: Shane Cantley, Lugoff, S.C., five bass, 8-9, $435 9th: Adam Fincher, Roebuck, S.C., five bass, 8-8, $386 10th: Bryan Cothran, Belton, S.C., five bass, 7-14, $321 10th: Brad Rutherford, Lavonia, Ga., five bass, 7-14, $321 For a complete list of co-angler results, click here. The next BFL Savannah River Division tournament is scheduled for March 9 on Lake Hartwell in Lavonia, Ga. After the fifth divisional tournament is complete, the top 40 boaters and 40 co-anglers based on point standings will qualify for the Oct. 10-12 Regional Championship on Lake Lanier in Gainesville, Ga. Boaters will compete for a top award of a Ranger Z518 with a 200-horsepower Evinrude or Mercury outboard and a Chevy Silverado, while co-anglers will fish for a new Ranger Z518 with a 200-horsepower Evinrude or Mercury outboard. The BFL is a 24-division circuit devoted to weekend anglers, with 120 tournaments throughout the season, five in each division. The top 40 boaters and co-anglers from each division qualify for a regional tournament and compete to finish in the top six, which then qualifies them for one of the longest-running championships in all of competitive bass fishing - the Walmart BFL All-American presented by Chevy. The 2013 BFL All-American is being held June 27-29 on the Nickajack Lake in Chattanooga, Tenn. Top winners in the BFL can move up to the EverStart Series or even the Walmart FLW Tour. About FLW FLW is the industry's premier tournament-fishing organization, providing anglers of all skill levels the opportunity to compete for millions in prize money nationwide in 2013 over the course of 220 tournaments across five tournament circuits, four of which provide an avenue to the sport's richest payday and most coveted championship trophy - the Forrest Wood Cup. FLW tournament fishing can be seen on the Emmy-nominated "FLW" television show and is broadcast to more than 559 million households worldwide, making it the most widely distributed weekly outdoors-sports television show in the world. FLW is committed to providing a lifestyle experience that is the "Best in Fishing, On and Off the Water." For more information about FLW visit FLWOutdoors.com and look for FLW on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest and YouTube.

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