Rookie Hamner staying among leaders

Justin Hamner was one of the six Elite Series rookies who made the top 50 cut in the season opener at the St. Johns River, where he finished 26th. In just about polar opposite weather conditions, Hamner is having an even better tournament this week. The 29-year-old from Northport, Ala., has a solid limit today of 9-11 after weighing 11-9 yesterday. It’s enough to put him inside the top 5 on BassTrakk at 1:30 p.m.