Ringgold's Stapp Holds 2nd Spot in Women's Bassmaster Event

Friday, September 19, 2008

EVANS, Ga. - Just as she has all year, Kim Bain of Alabaster, Ala., got
the right bites Friday, seizing the lead at the fourth event of the 2008
Women's Bassmaster Tour presented by Sports & Outdoors on massive Clarks
Hill Lake with a two-day total of 17 pounds, 7 ounces.

Remaining in second was Kim Stapp of Ringgold, Ga., who posted a two-day
total of 16 pounds, 4 ounces. Stapp was once again able to capitalize on
two big bites but could not round out a limit on spacious Clarks Hill.

After not establishing much of a pattern Thursday and using her "whole
tackle box," Stapp narrowed down her techniques Friday. She is keying on
shallow water and traveling a significant distance up the river to her spots.

A relative newcomer to tournament fishing, Stapp said she would rotate
through two places Saturday. While she hadn't identified exactly the right technique to entice the quality bites, she felt she was in the right location.

"I'm the only person in my family who fishes, and at the very least this
season has been a great learning experience," Stapp said. "But a win
would be so huge and show me that I definitely belong."

In the Co-Angler Division, Chattanooga's Susan Dameron is in 12th place.

Sharon Lawson from Red Bank is well-down in the co-angler pack, having been unable to catch a fish the first two days.

After Saturday, the top 20 pros and co-anglers in the Angler of the Year standings will receive qualifying berths for the season-ending WBT Championship presented by Academy Sports & Outdoors, set for Oct. 23-25 on Arkansas' Lake Hamilton. After the Championship, the points will be finalized and the winner will earn the coveted Classic berth and a fully-rigged Toyota truck.

Going into this event Stapp was ranked 44th. A high finish might move her into the Top 20, depending upon how other current top anglers fare.

Lawson went into this event ranked #2 in the Co-Angler of the Year Standings. Susan Dameron is 12th in the AOY standings.

Click HERE to see the current Angler of the Year Standings.

Remaining in third was Angie Douthit of Clewiston, Fla., who had 15 pounds, 5 ounces, while Cindy Hill of Smyrna, Tenn., moved up to fourth from 17th with 14-9. Thursday leader Lynda Gessner of Foristell, Mo., slipped to fifth with 14-8.

Full standings can be found below. Only the top 20 pros and co-anglers
will move on to fish Saturday.
2008 Womens Bassmaster Tour Stop 4 9/18-9/20
Clarks Hill Lake, Evans GA.
(BOATER) Standings Day 2

Angler Hometown No./lbs-oz Pts
Total $$$

1. Kim Bain Alabaster, AL 10 17-07 305
Day 1: 5 07-13 Day 2: 5 09-10
2. Kim Stapp Ringgold, GA 6 16-04 295
Day 1: 3 09-03 Day 2: 3 07-01
3. Angie Douthit Clewiston, FL 7 15-05 290
Day 1: 4 08-12 Day 2: 3 06-09
4. Cindy Hill Smyrna, TN 9 14-09 285
Day 1: 4 05-03 Day 2: 5 09-06
5. Lynda Gessner Foristell, MO 8 14-08 285
Day 1: 5 11-10 Day 2: 3 02-14
6. Dianna Clark Bumpus Mills, TN 7 13-10 276
Day 1: 4 06-11 Day 2: 3 06-15
7. Lisa Sternard Clarksville, TN 10 13-01 272
Day 1: 5 05-09 Day 2: 5 07-08
8. Laura Gober Pendergrass, GA 6 13-00 268
Day 1: 2 03-04 Day 2: 4 09-12
9. Susan Gregory Kiln, MS 5 12-14 264
Day 1: 3 08-09 Day 2: 2 04-05
10. Juanita Robinson Highlands, TX 6 12-06 260
Day 1: 4 07-04 Day 2: 2 05-02
11. Paula Alexander Lincolnton, GA 8 11-10 256
Day 1: 4 07-02 Day 2: 4 04-08
11. Keri Schieber Cumming, GA 7 11-10 256
Day 1: 3 06-09 Day 2: 4 05-01
13. Lisa Johnson Centre, AL 8 11-02 251
Day 1: 5 06-12 Day 2: 3 04-06
14. Mary Croft Bedford, VA 7 10-13 248
Day 1: 2 04-03 Day 2: 5 06-10
15. Lori Masters Nashville, TN 8 10-12 245
Day 1: 3 04-01 Day 2: 5 06-11
16. Pam Martin-Wells Bainbridge, GA 7 10-04 243
Day 1: 2 02-15 Day 2: 5 07-05
17. Judy Wong Many, LA 8 10-02 241
Day 1: 4 05-12 Day 2: 4 04-06
18. Karol Whitehurst Winnsboro, TX 8 09-04 239
Day 1: 5 05-15 Day 2: 3 03-05
19. Helen Gordon Flower Mound, TX 7 08-11 236
Day 1: 5 05-15 Day 2: 2 02-12
19. Tammy Richardson Glenwood, AR 6 08-11 236
Day 1: 5 07-10 Day 2: 1 01-01
21. Lucy Mize Ben Lomond, AR 6 08-03 232
Day 1: 2 02-12 Day 2: 4 05-07
21. Jennifer Nevans Dayton, TN 2 08-03 232
Day 1: 0 00-00 Day 2: 2 08-03
23. Mary DiVincenti Clinton, LA 6 08-00 229
Day 1: 3 03-04 Day 2: 3 04-12
24. Melinda Mize Hooper Lockesburg, AR 6 07-14 0
Day 1: 1 01-08 Day 2: 5 06-06
25. Kat Ealey Moody, AL 3 07-08 225
Day 1: 1 02-12 Day 2: 2 04-12
26. Jan Heavener Sherwood, AR 5 07-06 223
Day 1: 2 02-07 Day 2: 3 04-15
27. Laura Elkins Amarillo, TX 6 07-04 221
Day 1: 4 05-02 Day 2: 2 02-02
28. Bridget Allen Philadelphia, PA 5 07-03 219
Day 1: 3 03-08 Day 2: 2 03-11
29. Kathy Womack Trussville, AL 6 07-01 217
Day 1: 5 06-01 Day 2: 1 01-00
30. Kathi Hurst Ripley, MS 4 07-00 215
Day 1: 2 02-14 Day 2: 2 04-02
31. Janet Parker Little Elm, TX 6 06-15 213
Day 1: 4 04-08 Day 2: 2 02-07
32. Penny Berryman Hot Springs, AR 3 06-06 211
Day 1: 1 01-09 Day 2: 2 04-13
33. Linda Redford Blue Eye, MO 5 06-01 209
Day 1: 3 03-12 Day 2: 2 02-05
34. Debra Petrowski Arlington, TX 3 05-14 207
Day 1: 2 04-09 Day 2: 1 01-05
35. Bonnie Johnson Weatherford, TX 4 05-13 205
Day 1: 2 02-13 Day 2: 2 03-00
36. Marsha Gipson Bigelow, AR 3 05-12 203
Day 1: 1 01-00 Day 2: 2 04-12
37. Debbie Kemp Emory, TX 6 05-11 201
Day 1: 1 00-12 Day 2: 5 04-15
38. Lila Bass Austin, TX 4 05-10 199
Day 1: 2 03-04 Day 2: 2 02-06
39. Christiana Bradley Bealeton, VA 3 04-14 197
Day 1: 3 04-14 Day 2: 0 00-00
40. Judy Antle Albany, KY 3 04-11 195
Day 1: 2 03-01 Day 2: 1 01-10
41. Jan Hudson Harrison, AR 4 04-08 192
Day 1: 2 01-12 Day 2: 2 02-12
41. Sheri Glasgow Muskogee, OK 3 04-08 192
Day 1: 2 02-07 Day 2: 1 02-01
43. Kelley Shepherd Cortez, CO 3 04-07 189
Day 1: 2 03-01 Day 2: 1 01-06
44. Sandi Karnes Livingston, TX 3 04-04 186
Day 1: 0 00-00 Day 2: 3 04-04
44. Heather Broom Sylva, NC 3 04-04 186
Day 1: 1 02-00 Day 2: 2 02-04
46. Kali Weatherford Eustace, TX 2 04-01 183
Day 1: 0 00-00 Day 2: 2 04-01
47. Cheryl Spencer Tulsa, OK 3 03-14 181
Day 1: 2 03-00 Day 2: 1 00-14
48. Tami Kashiwabara Shelby JAPAN 3 03-12 178
Day 1: 2 02-11 Day 2: 1 01-01
48. Secret York Benton, KY 2 03-12 178
Day 1: 2 03-12 Day 2: 0 00-00
50. Jo DEE Lake Helena, AL 2 03-09 175
Day 1: 2 03-09 Day 2: 0 00-00
51. Patti Campbell Waxahachie, TX 2 02-12 173
Day 1: 1 00-15 Day 2: 1 01-13
52. Michelle Armstrong Denver, NC 2 02-10 171
Day 1: 0 00-00 Day 2: 2 02-10
53. Mary Hencken Belmont, NC 2 02-09 169
Day 1: 2 02-09 Day 2: 0 00-00
54. Cindy Van Horn Athens, TX 2 02-03 166
Day 1: 2 02-03 Day 2: 0 00-00
54. Robbie Hartline Foristell, MO 2 02-03 166
Day 1: 1 01-00 Day 2: 1 01-03
56. Emily Shaffer Mount Juliet, TN 2 02-02 163
Day 1: 1 00-14 Day 2: 1 01-04
57. Karen Elkins Oxford, AL 1 01-07 160
Day 1: 1 01-07 Day 2: 0 00-00
57. Marcia Rubin Chagrin Falls, OH 1 01-07 160
Day 1: 1 01-07 Day 2: 0 00-00
59. Cheryl LaLumandier Saint Charles, MO 1 01-06 157
Day 1: 0 00-00 Day 2: 1 01-06
60. Robinette Fox Hot Springs, AR 1 01-05 155
Day 1: 0 00-00 Day 2: 1 01-05
61. Keri May Maple Valley, WA 1 01-04 152
Day 1: 1 01-04 Day 2: 0 00-00
61. Kris McClendon Spicewood, TX 1 01-04 152
Day 1: 0 00-00 Day 2: 1 01-04
63. Kathy Magers Waxahachie, TX 1 01-03 149
Day 1: 1 01-03 Day 2: 0 00-00
64. Robin Babb Livingston, TX 1 01-01 147
Day 1: 0 00-00 Day 2: 1 01-01
65. Sammie Denyes Florala, AL 1 00-15 145
Day 1: 1 00-15 Day 2: 0 00-00
66. Linda Berry Madison, NC 1 00-14 142
Day 1: 1 00-14 Day 2: 0 00-00
66. Laura Heflin Topeka, KS 1 00-14 142
Day 1: 1 00-14 Day 2: 0 00-00
68. Debra Hengst San Antonio, TX 1 00-13 139
Day 1: 1 00-13 Day 2: 0 00-00
69. Darla Bardelli Phoenix, AZ 0 00-00 0
Day 1: 0 00-00 Day 2: 0 00-00
69. Cheryl Bowden Plano, TX 0 00-00 0
Day 1: 0 00-00 Day 2: 0 00-00
69. Lisa Craig Chandler, TX 0 00-00 0
Day 1: 0 00-00 Day 2: 0 00-00
69. Kellie Skelton Aztec, NM 0 00-00 0
Day 1: 0 00-00 Day 2: 0 00-00
69. Sharon Teague Greenville, SC 0 00-00 0
Day 1: 0 00-00 Day 2: 0 00-00
69. Pat White Pleasanton, TX 0 00-00 0
Day 1: 0 00-00 Day 2: 0 00-00
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Totals
Day #Limits #Fish Weight
1 8 151 229-12
2 8 138 218-11
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16 289 448-07

Co-Angler Standings

Angler Hometown No./lbs-oz Pts
Total $$$

1. Gail Wood Russellville, AR 6 09-01 305
Day 1: 3 04-15 Day 2: 3 04-02
2. Lesley Childers Anderson, SC 3 08-08 300
Day 1: 2 07-03 Day 2: 1 01-05
3. Barbara Gaskins Suffolk, VA 6 08-04 290
Day 1: 5 06-06 Day 2: 1 01-14
4. Kelleen Wells Grovetown, GA 5 07-09 285
Day 1: 3 04-04 Day 2: 2 03-05
5. Lisa Diehl Pittsburgh, PA 4 06-11 280
Day 1: 3 04-08 Day 2: 1 02-03
6. Colleen McKay Worcester, MA 6 06-08 276
Day 1: 4 04-02 Day 2: 2 02-06
7. Vicki Hester Rainbow City, AL 6 06-07 272
Day 1: 1 01-14 Day 2: 5 04-09
8. Monica Altman Angier, NC 5 06-02 268
Day 1: 4 04-04 Day 2: 1 01-14
9. Robertina Filburn Vine Grove, KY 5 05-13 264
Day 1: 1 01-04 Day 2: 4 04-09
10. Kim McGuffey Weatherford, TX 4 04-14 260
Day 1: 3 02-15 Day 2: 1 01-15
11. Nancy Stumpe Palatka, FL 3 04-12 257
Day 1: 2 02-04 Day 2: 1 02-08
12. Susan Dameron Chattanooga, TN 4 04-08 254
Day 1: 1 00-13 Day 2: 3 03-11
13. Linda Walker Beebe, AR 2 03-15 251
Day 1: 0 00-00 Day 2: 2 03-15
14. Bertha Cavakis Amity, AR 3 03-13 248
Day 1: 3 03-13 Day 2: 0 00-00
15. Barbara Ferge Somerville, TN 3 03-12 245
Day 1: 1 01-05 Day 2: 2 02-07
16. Brandi Frasier Madisonville, KY 2 03-09 243
Day 1: 1 02-00 Day 2: 1 01-09
17. Donna Newberry Van Buren, AR 3 03-06 241
Day 1: 2 02-07 Day 2: 1 00-15
18. Stacy Zhelesnik Hoboken, NJ 2 03-05 239
Day 1: 2 03-05 Day 2: 0 00-00
19. Melissa Bond Albuquerque, NM 3 03-04 237
Day 1: 2 01-13 Day 2: 1 01-07
20. Miriam Donohoo San Mateo, FL 2 03-03 235
Day 1: 2 03-03 Day 2: 0 00-00
21. Cheryl Buelow Pollock, LA 2 03-02 233
Day 1: 0 00-00 Day 2: 2 03-02
22. Michele Gunderman Gastonia, NC 2 02-14 230
Day 1: 2 02-14 Day 2: 0 00-00
22. Jennifer Helgren Waukegum, IL 2 02-14 230
Day 1: 1 00-14 Day 2: 1 02-00
24. Terri Bittner Mckinleyville, CA 2 02-12 227
Day 1: 1 01-10 Day 2: 1 01-02
25. Bonnie Ward Snohomish, WA 1 02-10 225
Day 1: 0 00-00 Day 2: 1 02-10
26. Kim Guy Loudon, TN 2 02-08 223
Day 1: 1 01-05 Day 2: 1 01-03
27. Elizabeth Sanders Brandon, MS 2 02-07 220
Day 1: 1 01-05 Day 2: 1 01-02
27. Kim Petrowski Arlington, TX 1 02-07 220
Day 1: 0 00-00 Day 2: 1 02-07
29. Brenda Bates La Porte, TX 2 02-05 217
Day 1: 1 00-12 Day 2: 1 01-09
30. Debra Cook Gardendale, AL 2 02-03 214
Day 1: 0 00-00 Day 2: 2 02-03
30. Sherry Melton Monterey, TN 2 02-03 214
Day 1: 2 02-03 Day 2: 0 00-00
32. Linda Owens Brandon, MS 1 02-02 211
Day 1: 0 00-00 Day 2: 1 02-02
33. Vicki Henderson Ashdown, AR 2 02-01 209
Day 1: 0 00-00 Day 2: 2 02-01
34. Sharon Rushton Kimberling City, MO 2 02-00 207
Day 1: 2 02-00 Day 2: 0 00-00
35. Linda Thomas Pryor, OK 1 01-15 205
Day 1: 0 00-00 Day 2: 1 01-15
36. Petra Ramsey El Paso, TX 1 01-14 203
Day 1: 1 01-14 Day 2: 0 00-00
37. Kim Martin Clayton, IN 1 01-12 201
Day 1: 0 00-00 Day 2: 1 01-12
38. Tracy Doty Roanoke, TX 2 01-10 197
Day 1: 2 01-10 Day 2: 0 00-00
38. Kathy Freehling Interlachen, FL 1 01-10 197
Day 1: 0 00-00 Day 2: 1 01-10
38. Denese Freeman Lawton, OK 1 01-10 197
Day 1: 0 00-00 Day 2: 1 01-10
41. Katie Ellis Gulfport, MS 1 01-07 193
Day 1: 1 01-07 Day 2: 0 00-00
42. Ashley Brinkley Madisonville, KY 1 01-05 189
Day 1: 0 00-00 Day 2: 1 01-05
42. Leanne Snowden Suttons Bay, MI 1 01-05 189
Day 1: 1 01-05 Day 2: 0 00-00
42. Sharon Withers Jasper, TX 1 01-05 189
Day 1: 1 01-05 Day 2: 0 00-00
45. Billie Jaynes Deer Park, TX 1 01-04 185
Day 1: 1 01-04 Day 2: 0 00-00
46. Jennifer Blackwood Lincolnton, GA 1 01-02 182
Day 1: 1 01-02 Day 2: 0 00-00
46. Brenda Reeves Arlington, TX 1 01-02 182
Day 1: 0 00-00 Day 2: 1 01-02
48. Tracy Bailey Ennis, TX 1 01-01 179
Day 1: 0 00-00 Day 2: 1 01-01
49. Renee Gumbrecht Oakhurst, NJ 1 01-00 174
Day 1: 0 00-00 Day 2: 1 01-00
49. Dianne Kegley Norphlet, AR 1 01-00 174
Day 1: 0 00-00 Day 2: 1 01-00
49. Lesli Lively Grapeland, TX 1 01-00 174
Day 1: 1 01-00 Day 2: 0 00-00
49. Diane Smith Fayetteville, GA 1 01-00 174
Day 1: 1 01-00 Day 2: 0 00-00
53. Susan Wild Denver, CO 1 00-15 169
Day 1: 1 00-15 Day 2: 0 00-00
54. Nancy Dugas Huntsville, AL 1 00-14 167
Day 1: 1 00-14 Day 2: 0 00-00
55. Dawn Dudek Posen, IL 0 00-00 0
Day 1: 0 00-00 Day 2: 0 00-00
55. Charlotte Frazier Dallas, TX 0 00-00 0
Day 1: 0 00-00 Day 2: 0 00-00
55. Linda Higginbotham Palm Coast, FL 0 00-00 0
Day 1: 0 00-00 Day 2: 0 00-00
55. Ann Hood Statesboro, GA 0 00-00 0
Day 1: 0 00-00 Day 2: 0 00-00
55. Kris Hunter Seguin, TX 0 00-00 0
Day 1: 0 00-00 Day 2: 0 00-00
55. Marilu Ives Hot Springs, AR 0 00-00 0
Day 1: 0 00-00 Day 2: 0 00-00
55. Sharon Lawson Red Bank, TN 0 00-00 0
Day 1: 0 00-00 Day 2: 0 00-00
55. Trish Levitt Albuquerque, NM 0 00-00 0
Day 1: 0 00-00 Day 2: 0 00-00
55. Mary Lipka Wentzville, MO 0 00-00 0
Day 1: 0 00-00 Day 2: 0 00-00
55. Janet Mckercher Wapakoneta, OH 0 00-00 0
Day 1: 0 00-00 Day 2: 0 00-00
55. Beverly Nelson Harrison, MI 0 00-00 0
Day 1: 0 00-00 Day 2: 0 00-00
55. Judy Pate Benton, LA 0 00-00 0
Day 1: 0 00-00 Day 2: 0 00-00
55. Debbie Pegoli Loveland, OH 0 00-00 0
Day 1: 0 00-00 Day 2: 0 00-00
55. LaShea Raynor Lexington, SC 0 00-00 0
Day 1: 0 00-00 Day 2: 0 00-00
55. Donna Rutledge Orland Park, IL 0 00-00 0
Day 1: 0 00-00 Day 2: 0 00-00
55. Brenda Scarborough Dover, TN 0 00-00 0
Day 1: 0 00-00 Day 2: 0 00-00
55. Violette Sesco Citrus Springs, FL 0 00-00 0
Day 1: 0 00-00 Day 2: 0 00-00
55. Sabrina Thompson Houston, TX 0 00-00 0
Day 1: 0 00-00 Day 2: 0 00-00
55. Jada Tidmore Union Grove, AL 0 00-00 0
Day 1: 0 00-00 Day 2: 0 00-00
55. Kala Wright Spiro, OK 0 00-00 0
Day 1: 0 00-00 Day 2: 0 00-00
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Totals
Day #Limits #Fish Weight
1 1 68 89-05
2 1 55 78-10
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2 123 167-15


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