2012 Elite Series Ramada Championship Oneida Lake - Syracuse, NY, Aug 23 - 26, 2012

Ike's collapse

8:38 am EDT, Aug 26, 2012 | By Ken Duke

You do not want to lead at the end of the first day at Oneida. It's bad luck. This is the fourth Elite tournament on Oneida and the Day 1 leader has never won. In 2006, Lee Bailey led on the first day and fell to sixth. In 2008, Steve Kennedy took the opening round lead and fell to 19th. In 2009, Randy Howell led and dropped to 26th. This year, Mike Iaconelli had a monster Day 1—better than 20 pounds—but collapsed in the second and third rounds and finished 39th. Ike's collapse was the third worst in Elite history by a Day 1 leader. The worst drop happened earlier this year when Kyle Fox fell to 83rd at the Mississippi River. He's the only first round leader ever to miss the first cut.

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