La Crosse's Monsoor 2nd in FLW Tour Qualifier

It was only Day 1, but La Crosse veteran bass pro Tom Monsoor is only 5 ounces away from leading the FLW Tour Qualifier on the Potomac River in Marbury, MD on Thursday.
Clark Wendlandt, from Leander, TX, claimed the lead thanks to a healthy 19-pound, 11-ounce limit. Though his lead is a mere 5 ounces ahead of Tom Monsoor, Wendlandt has reinforced the notion that he’s in tune with this tidal system.
“I have fished the Potomac for a long time, since 1996,” Wendlandt said. “My first three tournaments here were terrible. I couldn’t catch a bass. Then I just figured out how to catch them here and it’s hard to describe but I get a warm, fuzzy feeling fishing out here. Not that I think I am going to catch them, but I feel very confident."
Monsoor also caught a five fish limit, but it weighed 19-6.
Monsoor, born and raised in La Crosse, has won almost $750,000 during a 14-year career on the FLW Tour. However, he has failed to cash in any qualifier this year.
The field is cut to the top 20 anglers after Friday's second round. Sunday's final round is reserved for only the top 10 anglers.