The Toyota Bassmaster Angler of the Year race loosened up a little for Edwin Evers yesterday. With Kevin VanDam and Aaron Martens running third and fourth, respectively, after Day 2, and Evers in 25th place, KVD and the Natural had closed the gap to less than 30 points.
But on Day 3, Evers held onto 25th while VanDam and Martens slipped. KVD fell all the way to 14th and Martens dropped three places to seventh. The result? Evers now leads AOY by 32 points, and only Martens can change that today. If Martens rises in the standings, he could cut Evers lead to as little as 26 points. If he falls to the bottom of the Top 12 today, Evers' lead will be 37 points. Either way, Evers is in the driver's seat going into the final event on Lake St. Clair.