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Governors fishing tourney approaching

The 10th annual Austin Peay Governors Bass Tournament is just around the corner.
The 10th annual Austin Peay Governors Bass Tournament is just around the corner.

The popular two-man bass fishing tournament will be held Saturday, May 8, at Kentucky Lake with registration and boat launching from Paris Landing State Park. Sponsored by Triton Boats by Earl Bentz, The Leaf-Chronicle, Legends Bank, Prudential Realty, Jenkins and Wynne Ford Lincoln Mercury Honda Isuzu, B&J Marine, WJZM (1400 AM) Radio, Charter Communications, Wal-Mart Super Center (Wilma Rudolph Boulevard / Sango), 5-Star Radio Group, DBS and Associates Engineering, Inc. (David Smith), WKAG-TV and the Governors Club, the tournament will benefit Austin Peay athletics.

Eleven thousand dollars in prize money will be awarded with a guaranteed first-place prize of $3,000 Second-place is guaranteed $1,500. Third and fourth-place will receive $1,000 and $600, respectively. The top 30 places will receive prizes. Each boat also will have the opportunity to win in a grand door-prize drawing.

The tourney will begin 6 a.m., Saturday, May 8, although all contestants must be checked in between 4-5:30 a.m., with a mandatory meeting at 5:45 a.m. Pre-registration entry fee is $100 per boat (two people per boat), $110 after noon, Friday, May 7.

Weigh-in will begin at 3 p.m. Only largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass measuring 15 inches (with mouth closed) will be weighed.

For entry form and more information, stop by the University Advancement Office or call 7024 or 7127 between 8 a.m.-4 p.m. After business hours, call (931) 358-5450 or (931) 358-2984.
—Brad Kirtley