Gardner-Webb Fishing Club Reels in Top Ten Finish at Lake Guntersville

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BOILING SPRINGS, N.C.— The Gardner-Webb University Fishing Club reeled in a top ten finish on Saturday, May 5, at the National Guard FLW College Fishing Southeastern Tournament held at Lake Guntersville, Ala.

The two anglers representing Gardner-Webb were Kyle Creed, a junior sports management major, and Randal Lockhart, a freshman nursing major.  The men weighed in four bass for 11 pounds-6 ounces, good enough for seventh place out of 40 college teams.

Even without the opportunity to “pre-fish” the lake for practice, the Gardner-Webb duo out-fished major programs from the University of Florida, Florida State University, the University of Mississippi, Clemson University, and N.C. State, to name a few.

The club’s staff advisor Jeremy Fern, assistant vice president for graduate admissions at Gardner-Webb, said he’s “tremendously proud” of the club’s success in just its second year of existence.

“The guys finished just two spots away from qualifying for the Conference Championship Tournament,” Fern said.  “That’s huge for us, and it gives us great momentum going into the summer as we prepare for the 2012-13 season.”

For more about the GWU Fishing Club, contact Fern at 704-406-3988.

Located in Boiling Springs, N.C., Gardner-Webb University offers a comprehensive academic experience that introduces students to the diverse world of ideas and to the people who think them, preparing them not only for professional success but for lives marked by empathy, compassion and a commitment to service on the broadest scale.

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