Bain takes WBT Championship lead

Published 12:00 am Saturday, October 25, 2008

Making her customary Day 2 charge, Kim Bain of Alabaster rallied Friday on Arkansas’ Lake Hamilton, boating a limit weighing 10 pounds, 14 ounces to move into top position with a two-day total of 16 pounds at the Women’s Bassmaster Tour Championship. A win would earn Bain the Toyota Tundra Women’s Bassmaster Tour Angler of the Year award and the coveted Bassmaster Classic berth that comes with it.

Buoyed by a 5-pound bass she caught at 7:30 a.m., Bain jumped up from Thursday’s seventh-place showing. The event concludes today with the winner taking home a boat package valued at $55,000 in addition to $5,000. A win for Bain will make history as she will become the first female angler to qualify for the Bassmaster Classic in its 39-year history. Bain, 28, entered the Championship event with a scant margin in the season-long points race over Tennessee’s Cindy Hill and Texan Juanita Robinson.