Chapman leads AOY halfway through

Brent Chapman continues to lead at the halfway point of the 2018 Toyota Bassmaster Angler of the Year race. This marked the fifth of nine regular season events, followed by the AOY Championship tournament in September.

It's a long time between now and September. If Chapman holds on and wins the second AOY title of his career, he'll have to hold off an intriguing mix of previous AOY champs, accomplished veterans and one Elite Series rookie, Roy Hawk.

The following is the Top 15 in AOY points following the Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Elite at the Sabine River presented by Econo Lodge:

Angler Points
1. Brent Chapman 456
2. Bradley Roy 427
3. Greg Hackney 422
4. Skeet Reese 417
5. Josh Bertrand 413
6. Justin Lucas 405
7. Aaron Martens 395
8, Bobby Lane 393
9. Greg Vinson 390
10. Kevin VanDam 384
11. Cliff Pace 383
12. Andy Montgomery 381
13. Ott DeFoe 379
14. Gerald Swindle 378
15. Roy Hawk 374