The CVCC bass fishing duo of Jeremy Dellinger and Nathan Smith finished ninth after the three-day Carhartt Bassmaster College Series at Lake Hartwell in South Carolina.
Dellinger and Smith, ended day one as the tournament leaders, and after a three-fish limit of six pounds, 14 ounces — recording a two-day tournament total of 18 pounds, seven ounces of bass, the duo were in second place after the first day. However, rough conditions Saturday to wrap up the tournament had the pair with a three fish limit of 4 pounds 6 ounces to slip to ninth place, but they still qualify for the 2020 Carhartt Bassmaster College Series National Championship, which takes place on Oct. 29-31 in Leesburg, Fla.
Not only did Dellinger and Smith impress, but all four Red Hawk duos finished inside the top 85 teams of the 115-boat field. The Red Hawks’ Lane Bailey and Adam Seagle, who entered round two in second place, struggled during Friday’s competition and caught only two of their three-fish limit for two pounds, three ounces. However, their total weight of 12 pounds, eight ounces placed them 24th on the final leaderboard.
CVCC’s Caleb Lonca and Justin Eggers caught three fish for a total of three pounds, 10 ounces. They finished in 56th place overall. The final Red Hawk pair — Spencer Black and Lucas Oliver — caught one fish during Friday’s day of competition, finishing with a total weight of six pounds, five ounces in 85th place.