Buddy Gross ninth at Costa Series event in S.C.
Pro bass angler and Chickamauga resident Buddy Gross finished ninth overall at the Costa FLW Series Southeastern Division Finale on Santee Cooper Lakes in Summerton, S.C. over the weekend.
Gross finished with 14 bass totaling 54 pounds, 9 ounces over the three-day tournament.
He turned in five bass weighing 25-11 on the first day, but his haul dropped to 15-14 on the second day and 13-0 in the final round as he weighed in just four bass. He took home $5,800 for his efforts.
Ronnie McCoy of Lamar, S.C. won the tournament with 15 bass weighing in at 73-8 to take home $93,500.
Gross is 11th in the points standings ($10,040) and has qualified for the Costa FLW Series Championship, which will be held Nov, 1-3 at Lake Guntersville in Alabama.
Now in his third year as a pro, Gross has three career tournament wins and nine career top 10 finishes with career earnings of nearly $250,000.