Zoeller's team wins 3M Champ. fishing challenge

Photo courtesy of Rob Skelton
Fuzzy Zoeller's team won the second annual Pro-Am Fishing Challenge at the 3M Championship.
August 04, 2011
Dave Senko, Champions Tour staff

BLAINE, Minn. -- Fuzzy Zoeller and teammates Brad Liferman and Gayle Schmidt were the winners of the second annual Pro-Am Fishing Challenge at the 3M Championship. The event was staged on Tuesday at the TPC Twin Cities to help kick off part of the festivities for the week. The teams were comprised of a Champions Tour player, a pro bass fisherman and six amateurs.

Zoeller, Liferman and Schmidt bagged a total of 42 pounds during the event, nudging Phil Blackmer's team by a mere three pounds. This marked the second straight year Lieferman was part of the winning team. He was a member of Mike Hulbert's team a year ago when they claimed the top prize.

Final Results
Place Team Weight
1st Place Fuzzy Zoeller, Brad Lieferman and Gayle Schmidt 42 pounds
2nd Place Phil Blackmer, Matt Peters, Steven Person 39 pounds
3rd Place Olin Browne, Tony Capra and Dave Willis 36 pounds
4th Place Mike Hulbert, Dean Capra, Bill Sherck 28 pounds
5th Place Brad Bryant, Shane Raveling, Pinky Pellam 13 pounds
6th Place Miller Barber, Ted Capra, Spider Miller 6 pounds

Contestants in the two-hour tournament fished in two large ponds surrounding Nos. 14/17 and 18 with groups fishing for one hour at each pond.