The 26th SC Governor’s Cup Billfishing Series was completed on July 26th during a tournament held at Edisto Beach. After five competitions over the course of 10 weeks, the top boats in the Billfishing Series were decided based on billfish points accrued during the season. Points for the five Governor’s Cup tournaments are awarded for released billfish (600 points for blue marlin, 300 points for white marlin, and 200 points for sailfish) and for weighted blue marlin (one point per pound). Boats can also obtain participation points of 25 per event up to a total of 75 points. When the cumulative points were tallied on Saturday night Rascal, owned by Foster McKissick of Greenville and Norman Pulliam of Spartanburg and captained by Mark Rogers of Pawley’s Island, had maintained their Series lead finishing the season with 3,875 points.
Above: Beaufort’s Kacy Fields rolls into the end zone for the Eagles’