There may be no bigger leap in all of professional sports than the jump from the Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Opens to the Elite Series.
If Pirch can keep it up and if Combs' quality continues to slip, Pirch could make a run at this one.
Here's the latest on what's at stake and who's in position to do well at the final Southern Open of 2012.
As you’d expect, Kevin Hawk jumped to the top of the standings after taking the lead in the tournament and after previous leader Clifford Pirch struggled and ended the day tied for 64th.
There's a lot more at stake in the final Bass Pro Shops Southern Open of 2012 than you might realize. Check it out.
Last Saturday, with two of the three 2012 Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Southern Open events in the books, the points standings took shape. After the season’s three events, the top five pros will automatically qualify for a spot in the 2013 Bassmaster Elite Series.
Chris Lane made it look easy on Florida’s Harris Chain of Lakes in the kickoff event of the 2012 Bass Pro Shops Southern Open series.