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    Walmart Bass Fishing League - Piedmont

    Kerr Lake (April 17, 2010)


    Baldwin best BFL boater on Kerr Lake

    Boater Chris Baldwin of Lexington, N.C., earned $4,541 plus a $2,000 Ranger Cup bonus as winner of the April 17 BFL Piedmont Division event.
    Cross co-angler winner

    Boater Chris Baldwin of Lexington, N.C., caught a five-bass limit weighing 16 pounds, 1 ounce Saturday to win $6,541 in the BFL Piedmont Division tournament on Kerr Lake.

    Rounding out the top 10 boaters:

    2nd: Sam Westbrook, Hopewell, Va., five bass, 15-5, $2,270

    3rd: Mike Hicks, Goochland, Va., five bass, 14-14, $1,514

    4th: Sammy Creech, Kenly, N.C., five bass, 14-12, $1,060

    5th: Mark Cooper, Collinsville, Va., five bass, 14-6, $908

    6th: Junior Allen, Biscoe, N.C., five bass, 14-5, $1,833

    7th: Paul Rigsbee, Durham, N.C., five bass, 14-2, $757

    8th: Cavin Young, Prince George, Va., five bass, 14-1, $681

    9th: Mark Herndon, Bahama, N.C., five bass, 13-15, $605

    10th: Carl Ward, Durham, N.C., five bass, 13-3, $530

    Cross co-angler winner

    Co-angler Jerry Cross of Southern Pine, N.C., earned $2,197 as winner of the April 17 BFL Piedmont Division event.Jerry Cross of Southern Pines, N.C., caught a five-bass limit weighing 12 pounds, 1 ounce to win $2,197 in the Co-angler Division on Kerr Lake.

    Rounding out the top 10 co-anglers:

    2nd: Orlando Giles, Lexington, N.C., five bass, 10-13, $1,098

    3rd: Matthew Jennings, Suffolk, Va., four bass, 10-7, $733

    4th: T.J. Delcourt, Charlotte, N.C., five bass, 9-11, $513

    5th: Michael Nelms, Hartwood, Va., five bass, 9-7, $439

    6th: James Howerton, Danville, Va., five bass, 9-5, $403

    7th: Jason Lytton, Pulaski, Va., five bass, 9-2, $366

    8th: Branden Roper, Raleigh, N.C., four bass, 8-14, $330

    9th: Arthur Ferguson, Lexington, N.C., five bass, 8-8, $293

    10th: Paul Reich, Sanford, N.C., five bass, 8-5, $256

    Coming up

    The next BFL Piedmont Division tournament is scheduled for May 22 at High Rock Lake in Salisbury, N.C. After the fifth Piedmont Division tournament is complete, the top 40 boaters and 40 co-anglers based on point standings will qualify for the Oct. 7-9 Regional Championship at the Potomac River in Woodbridge, Va., where boaters will compete for a top prize of a Ranger 198VX boat with a 200-horsepower Evinrude or Yamaha outboard and a Chevy pick-up, while co-anglers will fish for a new Ranger 198VX.

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