2011 Southern Open #2 – Day Three – Launch

Take a peak a the flurry of activity surrounding the day three launch of competition at the 2011 Southern Open #2.

Bradley Roy waits at the docks to launch on Day Three of the Bass Pro Shops Southern Open 2.
Photo: Doug Cox - Bradley Roy waits at the docks to launch on Day Three of the Bass Pro Shops Southern Open 2.
Tournament manager Chris Bowes checks Tracy Adams' boat insurance.
Photo: Doug Cox - Tournament manager Chris Bowes checks Tracy Adams' boat insurance.
Leader Fletcher Shryock arrives the dock at Blythe Landing.
Photo: Doug Cox - Leader Fletcher Shryock arrives the dock at Blythe Landing.
Shryock hopes his co-angler has to use the net a bunch today.
Photo: Doug Cox - Shryock hopes his co-angler has to use the net a bunch today.
Shryock takes position at the dock as he awaits the 7 a.m. launch.
Photo: Doug Cox - Shryock takes position at the dock as he awaits the 7 a.m. launch.
Shryock checks the sky. Rain is forecast to move into the area within several hours, becoming steady by afternoon.
Photo: Doug Cox - Shryock checks the sky. Rain is forecast to move into the area within several hours, becoming steady by afternoon.
Adams prepares his tackle. He trails Shryock by two pounds, two ounces.
Photo: Doug Cox - Adams prepares his tackle. He trails Shryock by two pounds, two ounces.
Adams does some last-second tweaking on a lure.
Photo: Doug Cox - Adams does some last-second tweaking on a lure.
Adams dons gloves as he waits to take off on a chilly Day Three.
Photo: Doug Cox - Adams dons gloves as he waits to take off on a chilly Day Three.
Ninth-place Andy Montgomery of nearby Blacksburg, S.C., concentrates on his tackle.
Photo: Doug Cox - Ninth-place Andy Montgomery of nearby Blacksburg, S.C., concentrates on his tackle.
Montgomery has a variety of lures tied on.
Photo: Doug Cox - Montgomery has a variety of lures tied on.
Third-place Brandon Card backs out to get lined up.
Photo: Doug Cox - Third-place Brandon Card backs out to get lined up.
Shryock and his co-angler stand at attention for the national anthem.
Photo: Doug Cox - Shryock and his co-angler stand at attention for the national anthem.
Anglers button up after the national anthem, while boats from another tournament waited their turn to launch on Lake Norman.
Photo: Doug Cox - Anglers button up after the national anthem, while boats from another tournament waited their turn to launch on Lake Norman.
Shryock said his plan is to return to the spot that has produced and bring in the winning fish he knows are there.
Photo: Doug Cox - Shryock said his plan is to return to the spot that has produced and bring in the winning fish he knows are there.
Entering Day Three in the top spot, Shyrock leads the procession out onto Lake Norman.
Photo: Doug Cox - Entering Day Three in the top spot, Shyrock leads the procession out onto Lake Norman.
Second-place Tracy Adams follows suit.
Photo: Doug Cox - Second-place Tracy Adams follows suit.
Alvin Shaw, showing his livewells are empty, stands in fourth place, three pounds behind Shryock.
Photo: Doug Cox - Alvin Shaw, showing his livewells are empty, stands in fourth place, three pounds behind Shryock.
Elite pro Gerald Swindle, who suffered illness on Day Two, idles through the checkpoint.
Photo: Doug Cox - Elite pro Gerald Swindle, who suffered illness on Day Two, idles through the checkpoint.
Bobby Lane needs to make up five-and-a-half pounds on Shyrock.
Photo: Doug Cox - Bobby Lane needs to make up five-and-a-half pounds on Shyrock.
Barry Wilson, who stands in eighth place, embarks with an optimistic thumbs-up.
Photo: Doug Cox - Barry Wilson, who stands in eighth place, embarks with an optimistic thumbs-up.
Ron Wolfarth, in 10th, has six-and-a-half pounds to make up today.
Photo: Doug Cox - Ron Wolfarth, in 10th, has six-and-a-half pounds to make up today.
Jason Quinn, from York, S. C., holds the 11th spot and would love to move up.
Photo: Doug Cox - Jason Quinn, from York, S. C., holds the 11th spot and would love to move up.
The 12th and final angler launching was Rusty White of Rock Hill, S.C.
Photo: Doug Cox - The 12th and final angler launching was Rusty White of Rock Hill, S.C.