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Prosperity’s Gagliardi places in pro angler tournament

By Elyssa Parnell

March 18, 2014

SENECA — Chevy pro Anthony Gagliardi of Prosperity placed seventh in the Walmart FLW Tour at Lake Hartwell presented by Ranger Boats on March 9.


Gagliardi’s four-day total of 18 bass, weighing in at 43 pounds, 15 ounces, placed him just behind the first place winner, Casey Ashley from Donalds with 20 bass, weighing 68 pounds, five ounces.


The four-day event showcased 176 of the best bass fishing professionals in the world.


The top 10 pros were:


1) Casey Ashley — Donalds, 20 bass, 68-5


2) Livingston Lures pro Andy Morgan — Dayton, Tenn., 20 bass, 53-13


3) Clent Davis — Montevallo, Ala., 19 bass, 50-9


4) Repel pro Cody Meyer — Auburn, Calif., 19 bass, 49-14


5) John Cox, Debary, Fla. — 16 bass, 48-14


6) Brett Hite, Phoenix, Ariz. — 18 bass, 46-14


7) Chevy pro Anthony Gagliardi — Prosperity, 18 bass, 43-15


8) George Foreman pro Dan Morehead — Paducah, Ky., 13 bass, 43-14


9) Ryan Davidson — Huntinton, W.Va., 16 bass, 41-4


10) Charlie Ingram — Centerville, Tenn., 16 bass, 40-2


A complete list of results can be found at FLWOutdoors.com. Overall there were 41 bass weighing 98 pounds, 15 ounces caught by pros Sunday. Five of the final 10 pros caught five-bass limits.


Pros competed for a top award of up to $125,000, plus valuable points in the hope of qualifying for the 2014 Forrest Wood Cup presented by Walmart, the world championship of bass fishing. The top 35 anglers in the point standings from the six events on the 2014 Walmart FLW Tour will qualify.


The 2014 Forrest Wood Cup will be in Columbia from Aug. 14-17 on Lake Murray and hosted by Capital City Lake Murray Country. Anglers could win as much as $500,000.