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Local favorite Casey Ashley wins Bassmaster Classic

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GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) Local favorite Casey Ashley won the Bassmaster Classic on Sunday in rainy, overcast conditions at Lake Hartwell with three-day total of 50 pounds, 1 ounce.

The 31-year-old Ashley has lived a few miles from Lake Hartwell all his life. He had a catch of 20-3 on Sunday to jump from fifth to first and earn $300,000.

Bobby Lane of Lakeland, Florida, was second at 46-15. Japan's Takahiro Omori, the second-round leader, was third at 44-3.