2005 Highlights after 4 PWT Tournaments
1. Scott Glorvigen now has 11 PWT money finishes in a row.
He did it the hard way at Saginaw Bay, placing 51st in the Lund
Pro-Am, and winning the Dave's Ka-Boom Close Call award of $500.
2. The four tournament winners have come half and half from
the divisional pros and the touring pros. John Butts won the
first west tournament; Dave Van Oss won at Saginaw Bay; Bill
Ortiz and Shannon Kehl won in the Ozarks.
3. Five PWT pros have cashed checks at all 4 tournaments so
far: Mike Gofron, Mark Brumbaugh, Mark Martin, Perry Good and
4. The Johnsonville Brats Angler of the Year leader is Mike
Gofron who has scored a second at Saginaw Bay, a 6th at Lake
Cumberland, an 8th at the Fox Chain, a 36th at Bull Shoals for
a total amount won of $37,250, and hiked his number of top-10
place finishes to 31, a new record.
5. So far this year, 28 PWT pro anglers have won more than
6. The Angler of the Year race has tightened dramatically.
Mark Brumbaugh started out in third place, and is now up to
second place. Gary Parsons is on a roll after an ominous 63rd
place start. He's now third. Todd Frank was 1st going into the
Saginaw Bay tournament and is now 5th. Only 22 points separate
the top 5. Less than 100 points separate the top 30 pros.
7. Rookie PWT pros are doing well. Chase Parsons is 25th overall;
he's fishing all 6 tournaments.
8. On the MotorGuide East Division, rookies Troy Walwood from
Michigan and Jon Tennessen from Minnesota are second and third
in the standings. Dave Van Oss leads that division. Rookies
Greg Darsow and Andy Miller are also in the top 10.
9. In the MotorGuide West Division, rookie John Zirzow is among
10. John Butts leads the division. 10. With one tournament
remaining in each division, the Mercury Top Amateur standings
show amateur/co-angler Mike Johnson, Niagara, WI, leading with
13 points (a win and a 12th). Jared Franta, Montgomery, MN is
second with 22 points. The lowest "score" by place of finish
wins the right for the Mercury Top Amateur to compete in the
Mercury Championship with the pros this September.
11. Chris Henderson, Leamington, Ontario, holds the PWT record
for fishing the most PWT events as an amateur/co-angler. "It's
fun and I keep learning," he said, after 28 PWT tournaments
fished. He won in 1999