Alton Jones wins St. Johns Showdown
By Deb Johnson |
Mon, 19 Mar 2012
PALATKA, Fla. — Alton Jones’ Sunday victory on the St. Johns River was all the sweeter for the redemption sprinkled on top.
He finally got the St. Johns Bassmaster Elite Series win that slipped
through his fingers last season. That memory, and the fact that he ran
out of time Sunday to entice a lunker he could see on a bed, gave the
pro from Woodway, Texas, a few tense moments as he was waiting for the
final-day trek to the scales. He was feeling shaky despite the 9-pound
lead he had going into the day.
But win he did, with 75 pounds, 9 ounces and by a margin of 1 pound, 2 ounces, over runner-up Todd Faircloth of Jasper, Texas.
“I am absolutely speechless that I won. I entered the weigh-in line
today thinking I had lost this tournament. It was a complete reversal of
fortune from last year,” he said. “That’s all gone now. It always
feels good to win.”
Read more about Alton's win at his web site ( altonjones.com ) or read the full article on BassMaster.com.