Drury bass fishing gets a pair of top 25 finishes at AFTCO Open

RUSSELLVILLE, Ark.—  Beau Browning and Hunter Baird from the Drury University bass fishing team finished 20th out of 204 boats at the AFTCO Collegiate Bass Open at Lake Dardanelle near Russellville, Arkansas, last weekend.
 
Heath Pinell and Taylor Knowles from Louisiana State won the event catching their limit of 10 fish in the two-day event totaling 24.89 pounds. A boat from Tennessee came in second, while Adrian (Mich.) had a duo finish third.
 
Browning and Baird landed eight fishing totaling 17.22 pounds. Drury’s Cole Breeden and Brant Rowland caught eight fish and brought in 14.90 pounds to finished 25th, while Sam Engelmeyer and Jake Peck hauled in five fish and a total of 7.86 pounds to come in 68th. Trenton Webster and Hunter Alsip caught four for a total of 7.42 pounds for 72nd place, and another Drury boat featuring Clay Henderson and Zach Ward reeled in three fish for 6.25 pounds to finish 88th. Bryce Soliday and Dylan Chambers finished 123rd with one fish at 3.96 pounds, and Brock Bila was 138th with one fish totaling 2.84 pounds.
 
The Panthers compete again on Friday in the Major League Fishing tour event on Lake of the Ozarks in Osage Beach, Missouri.
 
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