Hunter Baird and Beau Browning finish 13th at ACA national championship

COLUMBIA, SC— Drury University’s Hunter Baird and Beau Browning finished 13th among 175 boats at the BoatUS Collegiate Bass Fishing Championship this week at Lake Murray near Columbia, South Carolina.
A team from Texas Christian, Noah Skolnick, and Garrett Torres, won the tournament catching their limit of 10 fish at 32.51 pounds. A duo from Newberry College was second, while a boat from the University of Tennessee came in third.
Baird, a sophomore from Salina, Kansas, and Browning, a freshman from Hot Springs, Arkansas, caught their limit of 10 fish in the two days totaling 25.78 pounds.
Cole Breeden and Cameron Smith finished 30th with catches weighing a total of 21.74 pounds. Brock Bila and Jack Rankin came in 48th on the strength of their second-day total. The duo caught none on day one of the tournament due to boat issues, then returned to land 18.48 pounds on day two, the third-best single-day total in the event.
Drury competes again June 16-17 in the Bassmaster College Series event in Saginaw Bay, Michigan.

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