More cloudy conditions greeted Forrest Wood Cup anglers at the start of day two. (Photo by David A. Brown)
Young pro seeks to retain Forrest Wood Cup lead
10.Aug.2012 by David A. Brown
DULUTH, Ga. – Jacob Wheeler has already posted some impressive numbers in the Forrest Wood Cup on Lake Lanier, but he’s very mindful of one particular statistic upon which his championship dream hinges.
First, let’s look at what he has already written in the record books. (Cue the “intrigue” music.)
• At 21, he’s the event’s youngest competitor.
• His day-one leading weight of 21 pounds, 15 ounces was the second heaviest bag in FWC history.
• His first-day lead of 5-6 was the largest leading margin in event history.