Brent Ehrler had a 2010 FLW Tour win drop from his ranking last week. He did a pretty good job of replacing it over the weekend.
Throughout the FLW Tour event on Lake Hartwell, Ehrler kept saying he was conserving his fish and didn’t want to be in the lead until after the final weigh-in. Looks like he wasn’t kidding, as the pro won his fourth FLW Tour event, effectively replacing his FLW Tour win at Table Rock from 2010 in the process.
So how much did the weekend victory help him in the Majors World Ranking? Well, he still hasn’t regained his spot at No. 1, but he’s back in the top five after jumping two spots into fifth with a 764.887.
Meanwhile, Andy Morgan quietly made yet another top 10, helping him also jump two spots into third.
Brett Hite finished 10th at Hartwell and now resides in 10th in the world rankings – that’s called synergy. Jay Yelas finished sixth and jumped to 12th – there’s a multiples connection there. And Tom Monsoor finished eighth, jumping him five spots to 14th – I got nothing, other that Monsoor is quietly one of the top pros in the world.
Don’t sleep on Micah Frazier, either. After his second, he has cracked the top 50, jumping from 68th to 49th with a 620.231 average. And Marty Stone, after a year away from the sport in 2011, has debuted at 146th. However, he has a 28th and third this season. Looks like Marty won’t be that low in the rankings for long.
As for guys who wish Hartwell never happened, count Shad Schenck in that group. Shenck was sitting in 26th in the ranking before he finished 113th and fell to 35th in the recent update. Other notable falls include Clark Wendlandt (38th to 47th), Scott Canterbury (39th to 48th), Scott Suggs (42nd to 56th) and Tom Mann Jr. (96th to 113th).