UPCOMING EVENT: TOYOTA SERIES - 2020 - Lake Norman

Lovell takes win at BFL Cowboy Division tournament

Lovell takes win at BFL Cowboy Division tournament
Larry Lovell of Emory, Texas, claimed won the BFL Cowboy Division's third regular-season stop, held April 26 on Lake Livingston near Huntsville. Lovell led the field of 173 boaters with a five-bass catch weighing 15 pounds, 3 ounces.

HUNTSVILLE, Texas - Larry Lovell of Emory claimed $4,508 as the winner of the Wal-Mart Bass Fishing League Cowboy Division's third regular-season stop, held Saturday on Lake Livingston near Huntsville. Lovell led the field of 173 boaters with a five-bass catch weighing 15 pounds, 3 ounces.

Finishing second was Ricky Guy of Channelview with five bass weighing 13 pounds, 13 ounces worth $2,254. Jeff Carpenter of Joyce, La., finished third with five bass weighing 13 pounds, 6 ounces that earned him $1,533. Tied for fourth place were Wesley Dawson of Silsbee and Dicky Newberry of Houston with a five-bass catch weighing 13 pounds, 2 ounces. Each received $1,082 for their catch.

Newberry also claimed a $500 bonus from Ranger Boats as the highest-finishing participant in the Ranger Cup incentive program.

Brian Merrifield of Duncanville topped 173 Co-angler Division competitors with a five-bass catch weighing 9 pounds, 8 ounces. Merrifield earned $2,254 for the win.

Rounding out the top five co-anglers are Danny Hairston of Round Rock (three bass, 8 pounds, 10 ounces, $1,127); Chris Achee of Lafayette, La. (two bass, 7 pounds, 10 ounces, $766); Terry Hayley of Winnsboro (three bass, 7 pounds, 7 ounces, $586); and Clint Bridges of Round Rock (three bass, 7 pounds, 5 ounces, $496).

Charles Dubroc of Hessmer, La., earned boater big-bass honors and $865 with a 6-pound bass, and Mark Boyett of Magnolia earned co-angler big-bass honors and $433 in his division with an 4-pound, 9-ounce bass.

The Cowboy Division will make its fourth regular-season stop June 28 on Toledo Bend in Hemphill. The final regular-season event, a two-day Super Tournament, will be held Sept. 20-21 on Sam Rayburn in Brookeland. Following the regular season, the boater with the most points will be declared the Yamaha "Be the Best" points leader and awarded $1,000. The co-angler with the most points following the regular season will earn $500.

The top 30 Cowboy Division boaters and co-anglers will advance to regional competition Oct. 21-25 on the Red River near Natchitoches, La., where they will go up against top competitors from the Arkie, Bama and Gulf Coast divisions for a shot at qualifying for the Wal-Mart BFL All-American - one of the most lucrative postseason tournaments in competitive angling.

As much as $6 million will be awarded in the 2003 Wal-Mart BFL.

For more information or to enter a tournament, call (270) 252-1000 or browse this Web site.

Editor's Note: Ranger Cup award winners are pending verification by Ranger Boats and thus are unofficial at this time.

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