Pictured is Dayton FLW Pro Angler Andy Morgan holding up his 2013 FLW Angler of the Year Award after winning it on Friday afternoon.
Friday, June 28, 2013Author: Ernie Harris
(Last modified: 2013-06-29 13:45:22)
Source: The Herald-News
After seven top ten finishes for the coveted FLW Angler of the Year Award during his 17-year professional career, Dayton's Andy Morgan claimed the trophy in his hometown on Friday afternoon at the Dayton Boat Dock, where the FLW Tour season finale began on Thursday and will finish up Sunday.
Morgan's two-day total weight of bass was 34 pounds and 11 ounces, which was good enough to make the 20-man cut to be able to compete in day three of the tournament. From there, the pro anglers must make the 10-man cut for Sunday's championship. Morgan jumped from 22nd to 14th in standings after day two.
Fellow Dayton Pro Angler making the cut was Michael Neal. Neal improved his standing from 28th after the first day, to third place heading into day three, thanks to five bass, weighing in at 22 pounds and 14 ounces on Friday, which brought his two-day total to 40 pounds and four ounces.
Spring City's Wesley Strader also made the 20-man cut after hauling in five bass that weighed 20 pounds and six ounces on day two. Strader jumped from 19th to sixth place in the standings heading into Saturday's day three.
Weigh-ins for Saturday and Sunday will be held at the Walmart in Dayton at 4 p.m., following an FLW Expo in the Walmart parking lot from noon until 4 p.m.
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