John de la Howe School 15th Annual Open Bass Tournament
by Tammy Hill, Secretary
John de la Howe School Alumni Association
McCormick, S.C. – The 15th Annual John de la Howe School Open Bass Tournament, sponsored by the JDLH School Alumni Association, was April 21.
The tournament was held at the Dorn Fishing and Boating Facility at Hawe Creek Landing, Strom Thurmond Lake, McCormick, S.C.
Twenty-three teams oozed off at dawn for a day of fishing. Weigh-in was at 3p.m. at Hawe Creek Landing. Twelve teams weighed in a total of 107.79 pounds.
First place with a payout of $1,500 was awarded to Jeff O’Dell of Greenwood, S.C., with a total weight of 14.70 pounds. Second place went to Foster and Lenora Key of Trenton, S.C., with total weight of 10.89 pounds.
Two teams tied for the Big Fish; both teams weighed their largest bass and each weighed 5.01 pounds. Jeff O’Dell of Greenwood split the first place prize with Thomas Watson of McCormick and Joe Donoflio of Elgin, S.C.
The John de la Howe School Alumni Association would like to thank all of the participants, sponsors and volunteers for helping to raise funds for the children and for supporting its fundraising efforts throughout the year.