Official Pairings Announced for Chick-fil-A Bowl Challenge
Top head coaches and celebrity alumni set to compete for $520,000 scholarship purse.
The Chick-fil-A Bowl Challenge today announced the official pairings for the eighth edition of the annual charity golf tournament. An 11-team field of NCAA head coaches and celebrity alumni will compete in a two-man scramble format over 18 holes, vying for a first-place prize of $125,000 in scholarship funds. All participating teams will receive a portion of the $520,000 total scholarship purse.
Featured groups highlight conference and state rivalry pairings, and include:
Nick Saban / Mark Ingram
Hugh Freeze / Sean Tuohy
Georgia Tech (2011, 2012 Champions)
Paul Johnson / Jon Barry
Virginia Tech (2007 Champions)
Frank Beamer / Dell Curry
Larry Fedora / Roy Williams
South Carolina (2008, 2009 Champions)
Steve Spurrier / Sterling Sharpe
Dan Mullen / Fred McCrary
Dave Doeren / Terry Harvey
Gus Malzahn / Bo Jackson
Dabo Swinney / Steve Fuller
Tommy Tuberville / JK Schaffer
The nation’s premier head coach and celebrity golf event will be held April 27-29 at the Reynolds Plantation resort on Lake Oconee outside Atlanta. Over the past seven years, the Chick-fil-A Bowl Challenge has provided $4.03 million in scholarship and charitable contributions.
The Chick-fil-A Bowl Challenge is a significant contributor to the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl’s overall charitable and scholarship donations, which total more than $17 million since 2002, making the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl college football’s most charitable bowl game.
The tournament is being taped by ESPN for broadcast in August and December. Specific air dates will be announced this summer.