Suggs First Select to Win MLF Cup Event

2015 Summit Cup Champion Scott Suggs (MLF/Jeff Phillips photo)

By: Dan O’Sullivan, MajorLeagueFishing.com Select Qualifier Scott Suggs, the first angler to ever win a million dollars in a single tournament when he won the 2007 Forrest Wood Cup, became the first Select angler to win a Major League Fishing Cup event. His 25 keepers weighed 46 pounds, 14 ounces and earned him the title of Jack Link’s Major League Fishing 2015 General Tire Summit Cup Champion.

The 2015 Summit Cup was the first Cup event with an increased field of 30 anglers, which included the original 24, plus six qualifiers from the 2015 Summit Select. When the Summit Cup Championship Round started, the angler mix was rather historic; three were original Cup anglers, three were Select Qualifiers. The final day was contested on China Lake, nine miles to the southeast of Waterville, Maine.

While the day began with historic changes to the field, it also began with changes to the conditions. The majority of the week featured comfortable temperatures with light winds, but this day had strong winds, overcast skies and decreased temperatures. To make matters worse, the wind blew out of the southwest, which was directly in line with the lake.

Seeing that the weather had turned the water a little dirty, Suggs picked up a vibrating jig and proceeded to run away from the field fairly quickly. That early decision put him in the driver’s seat in route to first place.

Placing second was another Select angler, Ott DeFoe, who weighed in 37 pounds, 2 ounces. Third place went to Michael Iaconelli with 21 pounds, 7 ounces; fourth went to Brent Ehrler with 19 pounds, 10 ounces. Aaron Martens weighed in 16 pounds, 13 ounces to finish fifth, followed by Chapman with 7 pounds, 15 ounces.

That wraps up the Jack Link’s Major League Fishing 2015 General Tire Summit Cup in Waterville, Maine. Congratulations to Scott Suggs for becoming the first Select angler to win a Major League Fishing Cup event.

2015 Summit Cup :: Championship Day Results
Angler Weight (lbs) Total Fish Avg Weight (lbs) Biggest Fish (lbs) Last Fish (lbs)
Scott Suggs 46 lb 14 oz 25 1 lb 14 oz 5 lb 02 oz 1 lb 13 oz
Ott DeFoe 37 lb 02 oz 19 1 lb 15 oz 3 lb 08 oz 2 lb 03 oz
Mike Iaconelli 21 lb 07 oz 11 1 lb 15 oz 3 lb 14 oz 1 lb 13 oz
Brent Ehrler 19 lb 10 oz 11 1 lb 13 oz 4 lb 00 oz 1 lb 03 oz
Aaron Martens 16 lb 13 oz 11 1 lb 08 oz 2 lb 09 oz 2 lb 02 oz
Brent Chapman 7 lb 15 oz 7 1 lb 02 oz 1 lb 10 oz 1 lb 07 oz

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