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Travelers Rest High School Wins South Carolina State High School Fishing Championship On Lake Marion

by: Joe Opager, Director of Public Relations,

The Travelers Rest High School team of Oakley Connor and Daniel Clark brought a 5-bass limit to the scale weighing 23 lbs, 9 oz, to win.
Photo by courtesy FLW Outdoors
(May 5, 2015 - SUMMERTON, S.C.) The Travelers Rest High School team of Oakley Connor and Daniel Clark brought a five-bass limit to the scale Sunday weighing 23 pounds, 9 ounces, to win the 2015 South Carolina State High School Fishing Championship on Lake Marion. The win earned the team the title of state champions and qualified the team to compete in the High School Fishing Southeastern Conference championship on Lake Lanier in September.
The top six teams on Lake Marion that advanced to the Southeastern Conference Championship were:
  1st:       Travelers Rest High School – Oakley Connor and Daniel Clark, five bass, 23-9
  2nd:      Berkeley High School – Eric Glenn and Nathan McPherson, five bass, 16-0
  3rd:       North Augusta High School – Sean Hall and Kyler McKie, four bass, 13-0
  4th:       Abbeville High School – Carter McNeil and Daelyn Whaley, four bass, 12-7
  5th:       Greenwood High School – Trenton Hastings and James Alex Trotter, three bass, 12-3
  6th:       Dorman High School – Jordan Cole and Benjamin Grice, two bass, 10-11
Rounding out the top 10 teams were:
  7th:       Stratford High School – Andrew Nico and Parker Calvert, three bass, 10-2
  8th:       Berkeley High School – Hagen Schindledecker and Kaelin Hawkins, four bass, 9-10
  9th:       Berkeley High School – Tommy Monnet and Nolan Lytchfield, three bass, 9-5
  10th:     North Augusta High School – Connor Burch and Brad Wilson, three bass, 7-14

The 2015 South Carolina State High School Fishing Championship was a two-person (team) event for students in grades 7-12. The top 10 percent from each TBF/FLW state championship field will advance to a High School Fishing conference championship along with the top three teams from each of the seven TBF/FLW High School Fishing Opens held this season. The top 10 percent of each conference championship field will then advance to the High School Fishing National Championship, coinciding with the TBF National Championship and an FLW Tour stop in the spring of 2016. The High School Fishing national champions will each receive a $5,000 college scholarship to the school of their choice.
In addition to the High School Fishing National Championship, all High School Fishing anglers nationwide automatically qualify for the world’s largest high school bass tournament, the 2015 High School Fishing World Finals, held on Pickwick Lake in Florence, Alabama, on July 8-11. At the 2014 World Finals more than $40,000 in scholarships and prizes were awarded. Visit for details.
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