DANDRIDGE — Church Hill angler David Mullins’ second-place finish in this past weekend’s Bass Pro Shops Southern Open on Douglas Lake was good for a little more than $18,000.
Combined with the previous week’s fourth-place finish in the PAA ($7,500), Mullins should be able to afford the gas for his boat this season. Still, he had his sights set higher in the Southern Open.
“I didn’t work as hard as I did to finish second. I worked hard as I did because I wanted to to win it,” Mullins said. “We gave it a good run. We just came up a little short.”
Patrick Bone of Cleveland, Ga., won the Douglas event with a haul of 65.4 pounds. Mullins brought in 61.6 and third-place finisher David Kilgore landed 57.15.