Myers has seen his share of success on the BASS Elite Series over the years, even notching back-to-back runner-up finishes back in 2012. Yet, success has been hard to come by as of late, with only one top-20 finish since 2014.
So when he found a pattern a near two-hour run up the Cooper River at this weekend’s Winyah Bay Elite Series event, he figured why not go “all in.” The result was his first career victory by a mere four ounces of Brett Hite.
A win usually catapults an angler up the rankings, but Myer’s victory comes only days after his lone top 20 in the past two years dropped off. So Myers really only replaced a 19th-place with a first, limiting his average’s rise. Still, Myers climbed five places to 68th.
Meanwhile, Hite was more than happy to drop off one of his worst tournaments on the last two years and replace it with a second-place finish. The result was a 14-spot jump into the top 50, as he’s now ranked 44th.
As for the top 10, Scott Martin is even more firmly entrenched at No. 1 after Luke Clausen slipped a little to third, allowing Brent Ehr
ler to stay steady and move up to No. 2. Meanwhile, Dean Rojas is back in the top 10 thanks to a five-spot jump and Jordan Lee slipping down to 14th.