Sole Mates, Furlong win top prize in Fripp Island Kingfish tournament

sports@islandpacket.comSeptember 8, 2013 

Captain Danny Furlong and his crew on the Sole Mates took first place Labor Day weekend in the 23rd annual Fripp Island Invitational Kingfish Tournament with a 34-pound kingfish.

Second place went to Captain Billy Powell and his crew on Low Country Native with a 31.4-pound king. Captain Chris Tilton and his crew on Full Tilt had a two-king aggregate of 46.4 pounds.

The largest Spanish mackerel, at 3 pounds, went to Captain Bill Turbeville and his crew on 3 Kings. In second was Captain Gus Brown and his crew on Last Cast.

The junior fisherman award, with a 32-pound amberjack, was won by Austin Flanders on Low Country Native.

Among the winners, $5,000 was awarded, while $3,500 was donated to charity.

Upcoming tournaments at Fripp Island Marina include the Inshore Owen Perry Tournament Oct. 25-26, as well as the Kids' Thanksgiving Tournament on Friday, Nov. 29.

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