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The winner of the 25th annual Flounder Tournament was decided by 0.01 pounds.
Jeff Shaver’s winning weight of 7.27 pounds edged Randy Parnell’s weight of 7.26 pounds.
Ricky Lefler was third (6 pounds). He also had the five heaviest fish (19.39 pounds.)
Mickey Cochran was fourth (6.30 pounds). Adam Sellers was fifth (6.29). Ken Parrish was sixth (5.77).
The Edith Pigott Lady Angler award, sponsored by Guy C. Lee & Co., was won by Traci Bruce (3.13 pounds).
Dylan Bruce, 7, and Miranda Furr won the Child Prizes. Bruce’s weight was 6.22 pounds; Furr’s, 3.25 pounds.
Special weight prizes were also given in memory of Ronnie Tripp.
First place was worth $1,500, second $1,000, third $600, fourth $500, fifth $400 and sixth $200.
The tournament was based out of the Shallotte Point Volunteer Fire Department. Weigh-ins were at Tripp’s Fishing Center.
The tournament was sponsored by the Sudan Daredevils of the South Brunswick Islands Shrine Club.