BASS ANNOUNCES 25 CLASSIC QUALIFIERS FROM CITGO BASSMASTER TOUR

MONTGOMERY, Ala. - The following is a list of anglers who have qualified for the CITGO Bassmaster Classic presented by Busch Beer in Charlotte, N.C., July 30-Aug. 1. 

These anglers have qualified based on their season point standings from the CITGO Bassmaster Tour presented by Busch Beer and the CITGO Bassmaster Open series presented by Busch Beer.  An additional 10 anglers will qualify through the upcoming Bassmaster Elite 50 series, which begins April 14 on Arkansas's Lake Dardanelle.

>From the CITGO Bassmaster Tour presented by Busch Beer:

Gerald Swindle Hayden, Ala.
Greg Hackney Gonzales, La.
Michael Iaconelli Runnemede, N.J.
Kelly Jordon Mineola, Texas
Aaron Martens Castaic, Calif.
Scott Suggs Alexander, Ark.
Bernie Schultz Gainesville, Fla.
Takahiro Omori Emory, Texas
Brent Chapman Shawnee, Kansas
Chad Brauer Camdenton, Mo.
Davy Hite Prosperity, S.C.
Chris Baumgardner Gastonia, N.C.
Marty Stone Linden, N.C.
Mark Davis Mount Ida, Ark.
Brett Hite Phoeniz, Ariz.
Alton Jones Waco, Texas
Gary Klein Weatherford, Texas
Jim Bitter Fruitland Park, Fla.
Dean Rojas Lake Havasu City, Ariz.
Lee Bailey Amston, Conn.
Peter Thliveros Jacksonville, Fla.
Harold Allen Shelbyville, Texas
Kevin VanDam Kalamazoo, Mich.
Mark Kile Payson, Ariz.
Stacey King Reeds Springs, Mo.

>From the CITGO Bassmaster Open series presented by Busch Beer

Northern Division:
Art Ferguson III St. Clair Shores, Mich.
Kevin Wirth Crestwood, Ky.
Chuck Economu Palm Bay, Fla.

Southern Division:
Tim Horton Muscle Shoals, Ala.
David Walker Cannon, Ky.
Denny Brauer Camden, Mo.

Central Division:
Edwin Evers Mannsville, Okla.
Tim Carroll Owasso, Okla.
Steve Sennikoff Forney, Texas

Western Division:
Bink Desaro Boise, Idaho
John Murray* Phoenix, Ariz.
Skeet Reese Auburn, Calif.

*Also 2003 CITGO Bassmaster Open Champion