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If Limited To One Tour, Hawk Will Choose Elites
Category : HAWK TALK
Originally Posted over on BassFan
By John Johnson
BassFan Senior Editor
Kevin Hawk’s preference would be to compete on both major professional tours in 2013. But if financial considerations limit him to one or the other, he’ll fish the Bassmaster Elite Series.
The 2010 Forrest Wood Cup champion qualified for the Elites via a stellar performance in the Bassmaster Southern Opens, where he logged two 4th-place finishes and a 7th. He captured the circuit’s Angler of the Year (AOY) title by a relatively hefty 16-point margin over Elite pro Jason Williamson.
The 33-year-old has logged a couple of mediocre seasons on the FLW Tour since coming out of virtual obscurity to capture the Cup 2 years ago (he qualified for that event via the 2009 Western FLW Series, and then moved to Georgia and practiced at Lake Lanier for nearly a year in preparation for it). He’s notched some strong Tour finishes, but has also turned in quite a few bombs and has been unable to develop the consistency needed to become a consistent check-casher.