Cliff Prince entered the day with the Elite Series Rookie of the Year race under his control. Brandon Card, the leader for most of the season, is done, having finished 60th at Oneida and missing the cut. Prince was in 44th place after Friday, and has "theoretically" whittled Card's lead to 14 points. (These daily AOY and ROY point totals are based on that day's standings; only the final leaderboard ultimately determines points.)
But Prince has got some work to do. He must move up at least 15 place in the standings to pass Card, who is undoubtedly watching BASSTrakk closely today.
Prince is a 42-year-old Palatka, Fla., resident who qualified for the Elite Series through the Bass Pro Shops Southern Opens last year.