Former Bass Cat wins Southern Open

ANDERSON, SC — Bass Cat and Bethel alumnus Tristan McCormick won the St. Croix Rods Bassmaster Southern Open at Lake Hartwell this weekend. McCormick had a total of 45 pounds over three days. Following his victory, McCormick will return to the Bassmaster Classic.

Coach Garry Mason said, “We had four former Wildcats fish in this big event. We are really proud for Tristan. John Garrett also placed sixth in the tournament, which propelled him into the top 10 anglers in the Angler of the Year race. Mason added, “It’s amazing how many professional anglers we’re getting from our program at Bethel. Sometimes it feels like a dream that we created a program like we did. I want to thank everyone for the great support we have experienced. It really is a team effort from everyone. »