Chapman's been here before

Although Brent Chapman has never won an Elite Series tournament, he has been in this position before — leading after the second and third days of an Elite event.


It happened in the 2007 season finale on the Kissimmee Chain. Chapman grabbed the lead from former Elite Series pro Bill Smith on Day 2 and still had it by the end of Day Three. Unfortunately for Chapman, he couldn't finish it off.


On Day Four, another former Elite pro — Ben Matsubu — found the mother lode and posted the best catch of the entire tournament. Although he trailed Chapman by a single pound going into the finals, he ended up winning the tournament by more than 14 pounds while Chapman finished third.

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