Lake Norman & Mooresville

Cornelius angler wins FLW event

Brent Long, a Cornelius resident, won $125,000 at the FLW Bass Fighting Tour event on Lake Guntersville in Alabama June 26.

The check was Long's first of the 2010 FLW Tour, which kicked off on Lake Norman in March. It was also Long's first finish better than 80th place in the tour this year.

During the four-day tournament, Long caught 20 bass weighing 95.7 lbs to take first place.

Long, a lifelong resident of the Lake Norman area and a local general contractor, joined the pro circuit in 1997.

Coverage of the tournament can be seen on "FLW Outdoors," which will air on VERSUS Oct. 3 from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.