Team Longhorn Grabs Day One Lead at PAA Corporate Cup presented by OPTIMA® Batteries

Florence, Ala. – The weights are in and the boats are on the trailer headed to the Shoals Marriott to go over game plans as day one of the PAA Corporate Cup presented by OPTIMA® Batteries is in the books. The four angler team of Bassmaster Elite Series pros Jeff Kriet, Derek Remitz, Bill Jackson and Warren Jackson thrilled the crowd at McFarland Park with a 31.55-pound 10 bass limit of Pickwick Lake bass to grab the day one lead.

Not to be outdone, the Timberghost team, headlined by FLW Tour pros Andy Morgan and Luke Clausen and partners Stephen Fox and Billy Brindle followed closely with a 29.23-pound bag of their own. Their impressive limit that was anchored by Clausen’s 7.40-pound Pickwick Lake largemouth that sent the spectators into a frenzy.

In 3rd place was the T-H Marine team of Steve Kennedy, Brent Crow, Bill Huntley and Charles Perkins Jr., who brought their own solid 28.26-pound 10 bass limit to the scales to place the Corporate Cup Sponsor team in contention for the title of Corporate Cup Champions.

Rounding out the top five were the Haynes Hardwood Floors Team of Mark Rose, Greg Hackney, Randy Haynes and Tony Browning who weighed 27.46 pounds. Followed by the TS Electric Team of Guy Eaker, Paul Elias, Tim Sisk and Jason Wilson, who weighed 27.86 pounds.

The full standings are posted below: Place Team Name Pro 1 Pro 2 Partner 1 Partner 2 Big Bass Day One Total

1 Team Longhorn Jeff Kriet Derek Remitz Bill Jackson Warren Jackson 31.55

2 Timberghost Andy Morgan Luke Clausen Stephen Fox Billy Brindle 7.40 29.23

3 TH Marine Steve Kennedy Brent Crow Bill Huntley Charles Perkins, Jr. 4.32 28.26

4 Haynes Hardwood Floors Mark Rose Greg Hackney Randy Haynes Tony Browning 27.94

5 TS Electric Guy Eaker Paul Elias Tim Sisk Jason Wilson 27.86

6 B&H Dental Lab Andrew Bacon Donny Beck Andrew Hamilton Tony Datuin 27.80

7 Orange County Choppers Fred Contaoi Craig Powers Jim Campbell Jamie Clovis 3.87 26.59

8 Woodforest Bank & Get Work Gary Klein Cliff Pace Michael White Gene Eisenmann 26.11

9 National Coal Brandon Coulter Ott Defoe Bill Snodgrass Benny Roberts 3.93 25.96

10 AES Outdoors Tim Horton Jimmy Mason Lance Walker Chris Armstrong 25.88

11 MTM Recognition Dave Smith Kelly Jordon Danny Montgomery Nick Reeves 6.47 25.59

12 Dynamic Sponsorships Gerald Swindle Terry Scroggins Alan McGuckin Lance Peck 25.11

13 CTC (Communications Tech & Consulting Brian Snowden Jami Fralick Sam McDowell Greg Greene 3.51 25.02

14 V&W Supply Scott Canterbury Kyle Mabry Stewart Duckworth Barry Isbell 23.98

15 RABB Resources LTD Wesley Strader Ray Scheide Claude Rabb Buz Craft 23.96

16 Markel Marine Insurance Shaw Grigsby Jim Murray Jr. Mike Kotovic Gordon Ringberg 23.48

17 Atwill Anglers Brad Wilemon Gordon Hardin Charley Jones William Davis 23.37

18 Florence Lauderdale Tourism Dave Mansue Darrell Thorpe Wade Thorpe Sam Parker 4.50 23.02

19 Falcon Rods and Jewel Bait Co. Mike McClelland Clark Wendlandt Russell Cecil Chuck Hannaford 22.35

20 Team Early Times Kevin Wirth Takahiro Omori Pat Hailstones William Russell 4.14 22.32

21 Whitten and Associates Steve Whitten Jeremy Utley Zack Peck Joe Romans 22.32

22 Randy Howell David Dudley Jerry Lawler Bryan Parker 22.22

23 National Scholastic Sportsman Prgm 1 Travis Loyd Jim Dillard Cliff Flournoy Kyle Loyd 21.54

24 Fish North Kevin Short Terry Butcher Kay Smallwood Greg Jennings 21.48

25 Rods & Wrenches (Advance Auto Parts) John Crews Marty Stone Chuck Robinson Brian Merriman 21.13

26 High Voltage Lance Vick Sean Hoernke Steve McGhee Lenny Francoeur 21.06

27 In it 2 Win it Rick Carter Robert Kenyon Doug Chapman Kenneth Chapman 4.09 20.60

28 Vicious Fishing Jeff Reynolds Patrick Pierce Bill Duke Keith Nesmith 20.52

29 Jim Bishop Chevrolet Chad Morgenthaler Jason Lambert Jeremy McGee Jerry Wright 19.80

30 Team Omega (Dowling Properties, LLC) Craig Dowling Ben Matsubu Jim Dowling Casey Martin 19.47

31 Seaton's Tackle Solutions Jason Seaton Dan Strickland Bobby Padgett John Thornton 19.37

32 National Scholastic Sportsman Prgm 2 Ken Cook Matt Bryan Cody Guess Bobby Boggess 18.99

33 State of Alabama Roland Martin Dustin Wilks Thurman Thomas /Cornelius Bennett Tony DaDante 18.93

34 Toyota Motor Sales Dave Wolak Bobby Lane Mark Jeffreys "The Legend" Harold Allen 18.30

35 Strike King Too Sam Moody Roger Stegall Ray Gresham Todd Rasberry 17.09

36 Wells Real Estate Funds Alton Jones Gene Ellison Ben Parker Dan Parker 16.85

37 Shell Quick Mart Mike Wurm Aaron Martens Jonathan Edwards John Curry 16.62

38 Megabass Yusuke Miyasaki Kurt Dove Yosuke Toma James Hill 16.22

39 Optima Batteries Edwin Evers Matt Reed Sean Orr Frank Flack 16.10

40 Carrot Stix Boyd Duckett Peter Savoia Steve Pinkard Sean Schuyler 15.78

41 Evan Williams Russ Lane Jason Quinn Donny McKelvoy Hadley Coan 15.77

42 Strike King Lure Company Mark Davis James Niggemeyer Allan Ranson Charles Herndon 9.28

About the Corporate Cup presented by OPTIMA® Batteries

The PAA Corporate Cup presented by OPTIMA® Batteries will be held October 9 – 11, 2008 on Alabama’s Pickwick Lake in conjunction with Florence – Lauderdale Tourism. The event will feature a unique format utilizing PAA Tour level members paired with corporate partners sharing the thrill of professional competition. Presented in conjunction with Florence-Lauderdale Tourism, The PAA Corporate Cup will be unlike other Pro-am styled events in that all contestants will be competing for a share of a sizeable purse.

PAA Corporate Cup Sponsor Information:

The PAA Corporate Cup presented by OPTIMA® Batteries is sponsored by OPTIMA® Batteries, MTM Recognition, T-H Marine ATLAS jack plate, WFN, Vicious Fishing, Alabama Mountain Lakes and Florence-Lauderdale Tourism Board, State of Alabama, Shoals Distributing – Budweiser, Catch-A-Dream.

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T-H Marine Supplies, Inc. has been serving the marine industry since 1975. They are a family owned and operated marine supply manufacturer that takes pride in every product that leaves their factory. They are boaters and fishermen who design products for boaters and fishermen. Find them on the web at:

Vicious Fishing is a family owned company from Dora, Ala. who manufactures premium co-polymer, fluorocarbon and braided fishing lines for fresh and saltwater use, as well as a line of soft plastic lures. The company also licenses and markets many other products in conjunction with other manufacturers through the Vicious brand, believing that all parties can benefit from the strength of a united marketing, sales, and field staff/tournament team to quickly reach consumers. Visit to find out more.

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