Paul Mueller is hanging around in the middle of the standings and catching a few fish like the one in this video. He obviously wants them to be bigger, but his presence in the semi-final round is good for him.
While, it could be argued he’s having a great season (he won at Lake Lanier) that’s really not the case. He had a sub-par start at St. Johns with a 62nd place finish. He won at Lanier, but finished in 46th at both Hartwell and Winyah.
He’s assured of being in the top 35 here. Currently he’s in 17th in this event and just inside the top 30 in AOY. He only has four in the well at the moment, and that last one needs to have some shoulders on it if he wants to gain AOY points and keep him in the Classic running.
This is just an example of all the little races that are taking place, besides the one where a winner is crowned.