The University of North Florida’s Nicholas Oldham of Jacksonville, Florida and Jacob Sanders of Julington Creek, Florida, took the win on Friday at the Abu Garcia College Fishing presented by YETI at Harris Chain of Lakes . The victory earned the University of North Florida bass club $2,000 and qualified the duo to compete in the 2021 College Fishing National Championship.
Their limit of 31 pounds, 11 ounces, set a new all-time single-day record with the heaviest five-fish weight in College Fishing history. The record was previously set in 2009 on Falcon Lake by the Tarleton State University team of John Anderson and Tanner Morgan, with a limit of 29 pounds, 13 ounces.
TOP 10 RESULTS*
University of North Florida
Nicholas Oldham of Jacksonville, Fla.
University of South Carolina
Andre Eaton of Naples, Fla.
Kaleb Brown of Greenwood, S.C.
Connor Jacob of Peoria, Ill.
Cam Busby of Huntsville, Ala.
Brooks Anderson of Marietta, Ga.
University of South Carolina
Jackson Denny of Myrtle Beach, S.C.
Cole Holloway of Madison, Ga.
University of West Alabama
Tyler Elmore of Demopolis, Ala.
University of Montevallo
Brenton Godwin of Stapelton, Ala.
Complete results for the entire field can be found at MajorLeagueFishing.com.
2021 QUALIFICATION OPPORTUNITIES
Marshall County Convention and Visitors Bureau
Grove Convention and Tourism Bureau & City of Grove
The event was the first of three qualifying tournaments for Southeastern Conference anglers and was hosted by Visit Lake County, Florida. Abu Garcia College Fishing presented by YETI teams compete in regular-season qualifying tournaments in one of five conferences – Central, Northern, Southern, Southeastern and Western. The top ten teams from each division’s three regular-season tournaments and the top 20 teams from the annual Abu Garcia College Fishing Open advance to the following year’s Abu Garcia College Fishing presented by YETI National Championship.
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