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B.A.S.S. News

Jonathon VanDam Bags First Elite Series Win and Bassmaster Classic Berth

Michigan's Jonathon Vandam wins his first Bassmaster Elite Series tournament with the Green Bay challenge, earning a berth in the 2013 Bassmaster ClassicGREEN BAY, Wis. — Four days on Lake Michigan produced four different tournament leaders at the Bassmaster Elite Series Green Bay Challenge. But it was the leader at the end of today's final competition round who takes home the trophy, $100,000 in first-place prize money and an automatic berth in the 2013 Bassmaster Classic. That distinction belongs to Jonathon VanDam of Kalamazoo, Mich., who bested 97 of the best bass anglers in the world with a four-day catch of smallmouth bass weighing 79 pounds, 2 ounces.

VanDam saved his best performance for the last round, boating a limit of five smallmouth that weighed 23-4 and edging ahead of Idaho's Brandon Palaniuk, the tournament leader going into the final round, by 2-6.

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Final day Green Bay Challenge results and latest points standings below.
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2012 Green Bay Challenge 6/28-7/1
Lake Michigan, Green Bay  WI.
(PROFESSIONAL) Standings Day 4

   Angler                   Hometown              No./lbs-oz  Pts   Total $$$
1.  Jonathon VanDam        Kalamazoo, MI           20  79-02   98 $103,000.00
  Day 1: 5   17-11     Day 2: 5   17-07     Day 3: 5   20-12     Day 4: 5   23-04  
2.  Brandon Palaniuk       Rathdrum, ID            20  76-12   97  $25,500.00
  Day 1: 5   18-00     Day 2: 5   17-00     Day 3: 5   21-02     Day 4: 5   20-10  
3.  Aaron Martens          Leeds, AL               20  73-03   96  $20,000.00
  Day 1: 5   20-00     Day 2: 5   16-15     Day 3: 5   16-01     Day 4: 5   20-03  
4.  Dean Rojas             Lake Havasu City, AZ    20  66-14   95  $15,000.00
  Day 1: 5   19-14     Day 2: 5   17-14     Day 3: 5   13-08     Day 4: 5   15-10  
5.  Ott DeFoe              Knoxville, TN           20  61-05   94  $14,000.00
  Day 1: 5   16-11     Day 2: 5   14-11     Day 3: 5   15-00     Day 4: 5   14-15  
6.  James Niggemeyer       Van, TX                 20  60-08   93  $13,500.00
  Day 1: 5   16-09     Day 2: 5   12-13     Day 3: 5   13-15     Day 4: 5   17-03  
7.  Skeet Reese            Auburn, CA              20  59-05   92  $13,000.00
  Day 1: 5   16-00     Day 2: 5   12-06     Day 3: 5   16-01     Day 4: 5   14-14  
8.  Tommy Biffle           Wagoner, OK             20  58-15   91  $12,500.00
  Day 1: 5   17-01     Day 2: 5   13-12     Day 3: 5   16-10     Day 4: 5   11-08  
9.  Bernie Schultz         Gainesville, FL         20  57-04   90  $12,000.00
  Day 1: 5   14-14     Day 2: 5   14-12     Day 3: 5   12-13     Day 4: 5   14-13  
10. Ish Monroe             Hughson, CA             20  57-01   89  $11,500.00
  Day 1: 5   16-13     Day 2: 5   15-05     Day 3: 5   12-15     Day 4: 5   12-00  
11. Stephen Browning       Hot Springs, AR         16  44-08   88  $11,000.00
  Day 1: 5   14-10     Day 2: 5   14-15     Day 3: 5   13-06     Day 4: 1   01-09  
12. Russ Lane              Prattville, AL          15  42-09   87  $10,500.00
  Day 1: 5   12-12     Day 2: 5   17-04     Day 3: 5   12-09     Day 4: 0   00-00  
CARHARTT BIG BASS
     Jonathon VanDam          Kalamazoo, MI       05-11        $750.00
BERKLEY HEAVYWEIGHT
     Jonathon VanDam          Kalamazoo, MI       23-04        $500.00

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Totals
Day   #Limits    #Fish      Weight
1        66       411      1118-10
2        49       354       964-04
3        32       201       531-15
4        10        51       166-09
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        157      1017      2781-06
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2012 Points Report
PROFESSIONAL
ELITE SERIES
as of 01-Jul-2012
   Angler                              Points Lbs-Oz
1  Brent Chapman Lake Quivira, KS      566    219- 0
2  Ott DeFoe Knoxville, TN             553    217-12
3  Todd Faircloth Jasper, TX           546    217-10
4  Terry Scroggins San Mateo, FL       527    194-14
5  Bill Lowen Brookville, IN           518    195-14
6  Matt Herren Trussville, AL          516    215- 5
7  Kevin VanDam Kalamazoo, MI          515    190- 1
8  Randy Howell Springville, AL        512    191-13
9  Edwin Evers Talala, OK              496    187- 2
10 Dean Rojas Lake Havasu City, AZ     494    213-10
11 David Walker Sevierville, TN        493    203-12
12 Greg Hackney Gonzales, LA           490    203-10
13 Aaron Martens Leeds, AL             462    208- 5
14 Chris Lane Guntersville, AL         462    204- 6
15 Bobby Lane Lakeland, FL             448    188-14
16 Skeet Reese Auburn, CA              446    194- 9
17 Cliff Pace Petal, MS                446    184- 7
18 Brandon Card Caryville, TN          441    180-15
19 Shaw E Grigsby Jr. Gainesville, FL  431    186- 4
20 Alton Jones Woodway, TX             424    197-14
21 Mark Davis Mount Ida, AR            422    182- 2
22 Nate Wellman Newaygo, MI            421    181- 0
23 Yusuke Miyazaki Forney, TX          420    197-11
24 Gerald Swindle Warrior, AL          415    178- 8
25 John Crews Salem, VA                412    185- 8
26 Jeff Kriet Ardmore, OK              411    198-10
27 Cliff Prince Palatka, FL            411    179- 6
28 Russ Lane Prattville, AL            407    175-13
29 Rick Clunn Ava, MO                  405    177-12
30 Steve Kennedy Auburn, AL            401    176-11
31 Michael Iaconelli Pittsgrove, NJ    397    182- 8
32 Marty Robinson Lyman, SC            397    177- 7
33 Keith Combs Huntington, TX          396    174- 8
34 Andy Montgomery Blacksburg, SC      395    172- 9
35 Mike McClelland Bella Vista, AR     392    168- 9
36 Jamie Horton Centreville, AL        391    168-14
37 Britt Myers Lake Wylie, SC          390    188- 3
38 Tommy Biffle Wagoner, OK            385    176- 7
39 Takahiro Omori Emory, TX            382    175- 0
40 Terry Butcher Talala, OK            380    167- 4
41 J Todd Tucker Moultrie, GA          379    168- 7
42 Timmy Horton Muscle Shoals, AL      373    163-14
43 Ish Monroe Hughson, CA              370    197-13
44 Jason Quinn Lake Wylie, SC          367    166- 7
45 Jared Lintner Arroyo Grande, CA     365    167- 3
46 Greg Vinson Wetumpka, AL            365    163- 9
47 Mark Menendez Paducah, KY           365    157-14
48 Brandon Palaniuk Rathdrum, ID       357    188- 6
49 Scott Rook Little Rock, AR          354    176-11
50 Fred Roumbanis Bixby, OK            351    175-15
51 Gary Klein Weatherford, TX          350    168-12
52 Matt Reed Madisonville, TX          350    164-13
53 Boyd Duckett Demopolis, AL          350    158- 3
54 Jason Williamson Aiken, SC          349    161-14
55 Casey D Ashley Donalds, SC          346    177- 4
56 Derek Remitz Grant, AL              346    169- 9
57 Bradley Roy Lancaster, KY           345    166- 0
58 Rick Morris Virginia Beach, VA      340    179- 1
59 Davy Hite Ninety Six, SC            338    169-14
60 Jeremy Starks Scott Depot, WV       337    174-14
61 Kelly Jordon Palestine, TX          331    162-11
62 Cliff Crochet Pierre Part, LA       327    160- 9
63 Kyle A. Fox Lakeland, FL            321    160-13
64 Chris Zaldain San Jose, CA          315    173- 0
65 Pete Ponds Madison, MS              309    173- 9
66 Jonathon VanDam Kalamazoo, MI       305    164-10
67 Stephen Browning Hot Springs, AR    305    159- 9
68 Kevin Short Mayflower, AR           297    157- 1
69 Brian Snowden Reeds Spring, MO      295    159- 5
70 Dustin Wilks Rocky Mount, NC        295    152-10
71 Travis Manson De Pere, WI           291    158- 9
72 Scott Ashmore Broken Arrow, OK      289    152- 6
73 Keith Poche Pike Road, AL           289    150- 1
74 Matt Greenblatt Port St Lucie, FL   283    156- 7
75 Zell Rowland Montgomery, TX         280    152-10
76 Paul Elias Laurel, MS               276    146- 5
77 Fletcher Shryock Newcomerstown, OH  273    163-11
78 Denny Brauer Camdenton, MO          268    158- 2
79 Kevin Ledoux Choctaw, OK            265    153- 2
80 James Niggemeyer Van, TX            265    149-15
81 John Murray Phoenix, AZ             249    148- 3
82 Russell Parrish Riesel, TX          249    145-13
83 Kotaro Kiriyama Moody, AL           249    137-10
84 Morizo Shimizu Osaka, JPN           245    150- 4
85 Bernie Schultz Gainesville, FL      225    138- 4
86 Jami Fralick Martin, SD             219    134- 2
87 Billy McCaghren Mayflower, AR       207    138- 6
88 Casey Scanlon Lenexa, KS            204    144- 2
89 Clark Reehm Shreveport, LA          197    127-12
90 Grant Goldbeck Boerne, TX           194    118- 7
91 David Smith Del City, OK            191    142- 8
92 Charlie Hartley Grove City, OH      181    138- 8
93 Kenyon Hill Norman, OK              169    137- 8
94 Byron Velvick Boenre, TX            169    129- 1
95 Michael Simonton Fremont, OH        159    127- 1
96 Jared Miller Norman, OK             154    111-14
97 Brent Broderick Oregonia, OH        150    110-12
98 Pat Golden Bethlehem, GA            131    103- 6
99 Chad Griffin Cresson, TX            120    111-10
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