John Cox from DeBary, Florida took over the top spot at the end of day two on Lake Hartwell during the FLW tournament, and yesterday’s leader, Darrel Robertson of Jay, Oklahoma is now in 2nd place. Cox has a 2-day total of 37-1, and Robertson has 34-13.
Perhaps the biggest story of day 2 is the strong showing by Prosperity’s Anthony Gagliardi, who moved up from 76th place after day 1 to cracking into the top 10. Gagliardi’s 5-fish limit from today weighed 19-8, and boosted him all the way to 7th place with a total weight of 31-10.
Bryan Thrift of Shelby, N.C. caught 12-15 today, down from his day 1 total of 18-3, but his combined weight of 31-2 has him sitting in 9th place.
Powell Kemp of Scotland Neck, N.C. has been one of the most consistent of the Carolina anglers over the last two days. He caught 14-0 on day 1, and added 15-8 today, which has him in 17th place with a total of 29-8.
Matt Arey of Shelby was also consistent; his weight today was almost a mirror of yesterday’s. He caught 14-14 on day 1, and 14-8 today for a total of 29-6. This has him in the magic spot of 20th place.
On the co-angler side, their tournament ended today, and Greg Glouse of Liberty, S.C. finished in fourth place and took home $4000. Joseph Marks of Duncan, S.C. took home $2000 for his 7th place finish, and Anthony Marks of Spartanburg, SC ended in 10th place, collecting $1600.
Chuck Kavros of Grass Valley, California won the co-angler division with a total weight of 22-2, and took home $20,000.
Roger Metz of Greer, S.C., and the host of Woods and Water radio show, had a better day today than yesterday. Starting in 146th place after a rough first day in which he brought only one small fish to the scales, Metz caught three keepers today that weighed in at 4-2, and improved his standing to 134th.