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LSU Teams Compete in National Guard FLW College Fishing Texas Regional Championship

One LSU team finished 4th, qualifying for the College Fishing National Championship

10/27/2011 02:46 PM

BATON ROUGE – Three teams representing LSU competed in the National Guard FLW College Fishing Texas Regional Championship, held Oct. 13-15. The team of Timothy Morris and Richard Murdock finished the tournament in 4th place, Mason McCain and Doug Greenman finished in 14th place, and Douglas McClung and Travis Laurent finished in 17th place, respectively.


The Stephen F. Austin State University team of Andrew Upshaw and Ryan Watkins won the tournament. Their five bass limit set a new FLW Outdoors record for the heaviest one day catch at a college fishing event, weighing in at 26 pounds, 6 ounces. They had a three day total of 15 bass weighing 62 pounds, 6 ounces.


For their victory the team from Stephen F. Austin won $50,000 to be split between the university and the university’s bass fishing club – $12,500 and a Ranger 177TR with a 90-horsepower outboard wrapped in school colors for the bass club and $12,500 for their school. The team also earned their first berth in the National Guard FLW College Fishing National Championship, which will be held in April 2012.


Rounding out the top five teams and also qualifying for the National Guard FLW College Fishing National Championship are:

  • 2nd:  Texas A&M University – Andrew Shafer of College Station, Texas, and Weston Brown of Bryan, Texas, 15 bass, 52 pouns,11 ounces, $10,000
  • 3rd:  Texas A&M University – Kyle Bates and Cody Collins both of College Station, Texas, 14 bass, 47pounds, 5 ounces, $5,000
  • 4th:  LSU – Timothy Morris of Donaldsonville, La., and Richard Murdock of Lawrenceville, Ga., 14 bass, 39 pounds, 1 ounce, $5,000
  • 5th:  Texas A&M University, Corpus Christi – Jacob Heath and Kennedy Schwartzburg, both of Corpus Christi, Texas, 12 bass, 36 pounds, 1 ounce, $5,000


For a complete list of final standings visit Overall, there were 21 bass weighing 71 pounds, 11 ounces, with two five bass limits caught by the five teams.


The top five teams from each of the five regional tournaments will advance to the national championship, where the first-place team will win a top award of $100,000 – $25,000 for their school and $50,000 cash and a Ranger 177TR bass boat with a 90-horsepower Evinrude or Mercury outboard wrapped in school colors for their fishing club.  


Coverage of the FLW College Texas Regional Championship will be broadcast in high-definition on VERSUS. “FLW Outdoors” will air Nov. 27 from 1 to 2 p.m. EST. “FLW Outdoors,” hosted by Jason Harper, is broadcast to approximately 500 million households worldwide.


College Fishing is free to enter and FLW Outdoors provides boats and drivers for each competing team along with travel allowances. All participants must be registered, full-time undergraduate students at a four-year college or university and members of a fishing club recognized by their college or university.


For regular updates, photos, tournament news and more, follow College Fishing on Facebook and on Twitter. Visit to sign up or to start a club at a school.

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