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Florida angler takes tournament lead

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Florida angler takes tournament lead

EUFAULA, Ala. — Glenn Browne of Ocala, Fla., caught five bass weighing 23 pounds, 14 ounces Friday to take the lead in the Walmart FLW Series BP Eastern Division tournament on Lake Eufaula.

With a three-day total of 64-1, he has a 4-pound, 9-ounce lead over Guido Hibdon of Sunrise Beach, Mo.

The test of the top five pros are Tom Mann Jr. of Buford, Ga. (58-1); Ott Defoe of Knoxville, Tenn. (57-5) and Randall Tharp of Gardendale, Ala., (55-1).

Woo Daves of Spring Grove, Va., earned the day’s $500 Big Bass award in the Pro Division thanks to a 7-pound, 4-ounce bass.

Chris Hults of Vancleave, Miss., won the Co-angler Division and $20,000 Friday with a three-day total of 44-2.

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