Monsoor stumbles on Day 1 of FLW Tour Qualifier

Tom Monsoor admits he is having one of his worst years on the FLW Tour.
The La Crosse angler's luck didn't change after the opening round of the FLW Tour Qualifier in La Crosse on Thursday.
The La Crosse native and 14-year FLW Tour pro stands in 129th place after Day 1 on Monsoor's home waters - the Mighty Mississippi River in La Crosse.
Monsoor caught a five-fish limit, but it only totaled 9 pounds, 10 ounces.
Despite a big weather change from practice, day one of the FLW Tour presented by Evinrude on the Mississippi produced some excellent weights.
Matt Stefan of Junction City, WI, weighed an even 18 pounds. In second, Matt Arey of Shelby, N.C., rustled up 17-14 and is just 2 ounces off the lead.
Monsoor, indeed, has a lot of ground to make up on Friday. Only the top 20 pros advance to Saturday's semifinal round, and Sunday's finale is reserved for the top 10 pros. The 20th place pro on Friday managed 14-11.
Cody Hackett of Stoddard, WI, is in second place in the Co-Angler Division with a bag limit of five fish totaling 13-6.

TOP 10 PROS
1. Matthew Stefan – Junction City, WI – 18-0 (5).
2. Matt Arey – Shelby, NC – 17-14 (5).
3. Todd Auten – Lake Wylie, SC – 16-11 (5).
3. Andy Morgan – Dayton, TN – 16-11 (5).
5. Matt Greenblatt – Port St. Lucie, FL – 16-1 (5).
6. Scott Martin – Clewiston, FL – 15-14 (5).7. David Dudley – Lynchburg, VA – 15-13 (5).
7. Jeff Sprague – Point, TX – 15-13 (5).
9. Josh Weaver – Macon, GA – 15-9 (5).
9. Cody Meyer – Auburn, CA – 15-9 (5).

TOP 10 CO-ANGLERS
Tim Beale - Hernando, MS 15-8 (5).
Cody Hackett, Stoddard, WI 13-6 (5).
3. Casey Goode, La Crosse, WI    13-4 (5).        
4, Caleb Kuphall, Mukwonago, WI 12-9 (5).        
5. Cole Herb, Cedar Rapids, IA 12-8 (5).        
6. David Goodyear, Beloit, WI 12-6 (4).
7. Matthew Frisk, Sparta, WI 12-3 (5).        
8. Carlton Thompkins, Myrtle Beach, SC 12-3 (5).        
9. Richie Eaves, Nauvoo, IL 11-15 (5).        
10. Jeff Cox, Saline, MI 11-14 (5)