Open: Behind the scenes

Get a backstage pass to the final 2012 Southern Open weigh-in!

<p>David Walker waits to weigh his fish.</p>
Photo: James Overstreet - David Walker waits to weigh his fish.
<p>Andy Montgomery is pulled to the stage to weigh his fish. </p>
Photo: James Overstreet - Andy Montgomery is pulled to the stage to weigh his fish.
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Photo: James Overstreet - Adam Hock finished in 3rd place with 38 pounds, 1 ounce.
<p>Hank Cherry waits to be pulled to the weigh in stage.</p>
Photo: James Overstreet - Hank Cherry waits to be pulled to the weigh in stage.
<p>Craig Daniel went into the final day of fishing with the lead. </p>
Photo: James Overstreet - Craig Daniel went into the final day of fishing with the lead.
<p>Pro champion Hank Cherry and co-angler champion <a href=
Photo: James Overstreet - Pro champion Hank Cherry and co-angler champion Carson Orellana congratulate one another. Cherry and Orellana fish the same bass club in North Carolina.
<p>Jason Williamson was the first angler to weigh in on the final day of the Bass Pro Shops Southern Open #3. </p>
Photo: James Overstreet - Jason Williamson was the first angler to weigh in on the final day of the Bass Pro Shops Southern Open #3.
<p>Co-angler champion Carson Orellana pulls his best of the day from the live well.</p>
Photo: James Overstreet - Co-angler champion Carson Orellana pulls his best of the day from the live well.
<p>Greg Vinson is pulled to the stage for the final weigh in at Bass Pro Shop in Leeds, Ala.</p>
Photo: James Overstreet - Greg Vinson is pulled to the stage for the final weigh in at Bass Pro Shop in Leeds, Ala.
<p>Chris Lane finished 10<font size=
Photo: James Overstreet - Chris Lane finished 10th with 29 pounds, 11 ounces.
<p>Local favorite Gerald Swindle was disappointed with his 7<font size=
Photo: James Overstreet - Local favorite Gerald Swindle was disappointed with his 7th place finish on his home lake.
<p>Co-angler Jay Ramey pulls his fish from the live well. </p>
Photo: James Overstreet - Co-angler Jay Ramey pulls his fish from the live well.
<p>Hank Cherry pulls his winning bag of fish from the live well. </p>
Photo: James Overstreet - Hank Cherry pulls his winning bag of fish from the live well.
<p>In the final moments, the champion’s trophy would belong to Hank Cherry or Craig Daniel. </p>
Photo: James Overstreet - In the final moments, the champion’s trophy would belong to Hank Cherry or Craig Daniel.
<p>Hank Cherry wins Southern Open #3 and celebrates with his family.  </p>
Photo: James Overstreet - Hank Cherry wins Southern Open #3 and celebrates with his family.