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Louisiana's Ganey Wins T-H Marine FLW Tournament


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BROOKELAND, Texas (June 10, 2019) – Boater Rylon Ganey of Pineville, Louisiana, won Saturday’s T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Cowboy Division tournament on Sam Rayburn Reservoir with five bass weighing 20 pounds, 11 ounces. For his win, Ganey took home $6,362.

The top 10 boaters finished the tournament in:
1st: Rylon Ganey, Pineville, La., five bass, 20-11, $6,362
2nd: Eric Leger, Mamou, La., five bass, 19-6, $2,353
3rd: Jarred Williams, Bunkie, La., five bass, 19-4, $1,502
4th: Jame Dubroc, Bunkie, La., five bass, 18-14, $1,052
5th: Tommy Mackey, Bryan, Texas, five bass, 17-12, $1,151
6th: Matthew McArdle, Humble, Texas, five bass, 17-0, $826
7th: Dicky Newberry, Houston, Texas, five bass, 16-10, $751
8th: Ryan Pinkston, Center, Texas, five bass, 16-3, $676
9th: Jerry King, Flint, Texas, five bass, 16-2, $601
10th: Jim Dillard, West Monroe, La., five bass, 16-0, $526

Complete results can be found at

Ganey’s big kicker bass ended up weighing 8 pounds, 9 ounces – the heaviest of the event in the Boater Division – and earned him the day’s Boater Big Bass award of $655.

Boerne’s Glynn Takes Co-Angler Title
Michael Glynn of Boerne, Texas, won the Co-angler Division and $2,353 Saturday after catching five bass weighing 18 pounds, 9 ounces.
The top 10 co-anglers were:
1st: Michael Glynn, Boerne, Texas, five bass, 18-9, $2,353
2nd: Hannah Gryder, Milam, Texas, five bass, 17-9, $1,127
3rd: Pete Lammons, Houston, Texas, five bass, 15-12, $801
4th: Zane Leblanc, Reserve, La., five bass, 15-2, $853
5th: Ryan Bourque, Slidell, La., five bass, 14-10, $451
6th: Logan Slaughter, Dallas, Texas, five bass, 13-15, $413
7th: Brian Tolley, Katy, Texas, five bass, 13-5, $526
8th: Clark Moore, Nacogdoches, Texas, five bass, 13-2, $338
9th: Sammy Strong, Orange, Texas, five bass, 13-0, $281
9th: David Beason, Evans, La., five bass, 13-0, $281
Leblanc caught the heaviest bass in the Co-angler Division, a fish weighing in at 7 pounds, 8 ounces. The catch earned him the day’s Co-angler Big Bass award of $327.

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