South Carolina Division Couples Anglers of the Year
A third place finish in the season finale of the South Carolina division of the American Couples Series on Lake Greenwood sealed the division Anglers of the Year title for Susan and John Mills. First place finishes in March and April set them up nicely for a great year.
The Mills' accomplishment is particularly noteworthy because Susan has been dealing with medical issues this season. Her positive attitude and determination kept their team in contention throughout the season. This included Susan’s Ladie's Big Bass on Lake Hartwell in March.
Susan and John were presented with a South Carolina Couples Division crystal recognizing their accomplishment. Donna and John Branstetter secured "honorable mention" with a second place finish in the Anglers of the Year race. Martha and Don Goodfellow were third.
Several South Carolina Couples are looking forward to the National Championship on Old Hickory this fall. The 2016 South Carolina Couples Division schedule is expected to include a November "pre-season" tournament on Clarks Hill followed by March-June events on other lakes.
All ABA American Couples Series events involve a team format with each team composed of one man and one woman. Contestants between 14 and 18 years old may participate with a parent's written permission. The top angling couples from across the nation earn the right to compete in the annual American Bass Anglers Couples Series National Championship tournament.
American Bass Anglers commitment is to provide low cost, close to home tournaments for the weekend angler and at the same time offer each competitor an upward path for individual angler progression. For more information about American Bass Anglers and the RAM American Fishing Tour, The RAM Weekend Bass Series or the American Couples Series, visit www.americanbassanglers.com or call 256-232-0406.