Lucy Mize Goes For A First
Category: press release
Oct 29th, 2008 by OutdoorsFIRST
Modified Oct 29th, 2008 at 12:00 AM
Ben Lomond, Ark., pro Lucy Mize is gunning to be the first woman to qualify for the Bassmaster Elite Series.
Just last week on Lake Hamilton in her home state, Mize finished seventh at the Women’s Bassmaster Tour Championship presented by Academy Sports & Outdoors, an event in which winner Kim Bain-Moore of Alabaster, Ala., claimed the Toyota Tundra Women’s Bassmaster Tour Angler of the Year title and became the first woman to secure a berth in the Bassmaster Classic.
Now, Mize is looking to join Bain-Moore in realizing an historic achievement for women.
“I think I have a really good chance of making the Elites,” said Mize, who is making her bid through the Bassmaster Central Opens.
An Elite qualification was Mize’s primary goal in fishing the Central circuit this year. The top 10 in points after the season finale Oct. 30 – Nov. 1 on Lake Texoma out of Denison, Texas, will be invited to join the highest level of pro competition.
Mize is in 29th place going into the final Central Open this week on Lake Texoma out of Denison, Texas, 87 points away from 10th place. The standings can change dramatically through just one event; the outcome depends not only on how well Mize does, but how well others fare at Texoma.
If she makes it, Mize would join her husband, Jimmy, on the Elite trail.