Tournament Record Set

Posted on Sunday, June 18, 2017 18:42 PM

A solid 8th place finish on day one, and a HUGE basket of walleye on day two propelled Darren and Jeremy Kennedy to the top of the 28th annual tbaytel Walleye Masters tournament.  Their winning weight of 36.99lbs set a new tournament record, previously set at 34.04lbs by Jason Rostek and Mike Sheppard in 2011.  Team Kennedy is no stranger to the hot seat, with several tournament wins in the area, including a past national championship in the Angler-Young Angler Tournament, but this is their first Walleye Masters title.  Here are the official top 10:

Position Team #: Captain Partner Day 1 Day 2 Total Off Lead
 
1 23  Darren Kennedy  Jeremy Kennedy 15.42 21.57 36.99 0.00
2 101  Brian Vansteenkiste  Marcel Gaudry 15.44 19.64 35.08 -1.91
3 37  Greg Desautels  Ryley Desautels 14.28 17.93 32.21 -4.78
4 75  Lonnie Lundmark  Carissa Lundmark 17.18 14.83 32.01 -4.98
5 73  Donald Yurkiw  Heather Yurkiw 19.07 10.57 29.64 -7.35
6 71  Fred Mota  Carl Grondin 12.96 15.11 28.07 -8.92
7 62  Gerald Arch  Jeremy Arch 13.43 13.88 27.31 -9.68
8 104  Shawn Koski  Corey Bergen 7.03 20.21 27.24 -9.75
9 130  Greg Davies  Cal Ritchie 16.95 10.07 27.02 -9.97
10 74  Justin Ternowski  Sean Van Haesendonck 10.81 15.34 26.15 -10.84

The other big story of the weekend came Sunday morning, with several walleye over 10 pounds being weighed in - but the largest set a tournament record!  Shawn Koski and Corey Bergen bought a monster 11.33lb walleye to the scales.  It was the largest fish weighed in for over a decade.  

Here are the top 10 big fish of the weekend:

Place Team Captain Partner Caught Weight Off Lead
 
1 104  Shawn Koski  Corey Bergen Day 2 11.33 0.00
2 101  Brian Vansteenkiste  Marcel Gaudry Day 2 10.65 -0.68
3 52  Kevin Glennister  Jared Olsen Day 2 10.46 -0.87
4 23  Darren Kennedy  Jeremy Kennedy Day 2 10.22 -1.11
5 76  Larry Tudorachi  Rob Tudorachi Day 2 9.24 -2.09
6 116  Scott Lee  David Compardo Day 1 8.38 -2.95
7 120  Scott Carruthers  Ray Herr Day 2 8.18 -3.15
8 122  Jamie Robichaud  Shawn Lappage Day 2 8.13 -3.20
9 82  Jeff Ledoux  Jolene Ledoux Day 2 8.08 -3.25
10 131  Jamie Gould  Chris Wrolstad Day 2 8.07 -3.26

Congratulations again to Darren and Jeremy Kennedy - your 2017 tbaytel Walleye Masters Champions!

Complete tournament results are available online at www.drydenwalleyemasters.com.