Dabo 4th place in long drive contest


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Greensboro, Ga. (April 30, 2012) – Miami head football coach Al Golden, Ohio State University head football coach Urban Meyer, former Georgia Tech basketball player Jon Barry and former Mississippi State football player Fred McCrary took home victories in today’s skills competitions at the Chick-fil-A Bowl Challenge charity golf tournament at the Reynolds Plantation resort outside Atlanta.

Golden and Barry, both 2011 Long Drive Competition winners, defended their titles – Golden with a drive of 303 yards and Barry with a drive of 308.7 yards.

In the Closest to the Pin Contest, Meyer hit the 94-yard shot to within two feet to win the coaches division. McCrary’s shot was within five feet of the cup.

All four of the winners will receive $5,000 in scholarship prize money for their universities.

The full results from the Long Drive Competition (Coach Division) include:
Al Golden, Miami 303 yards
Hugh Freeze, Ole Miss 276.3 yards
Urban Meyer, Ohio State 271.6 yards
Dabo Swinney, Clemson 260.2 yards
Randy Edsall, Maryland 255.8 yards
Derek Dooley, Tennessee 250.8 yards
Paul Johnson, Georgia Tech 235.1 yards
Steve Spurrier, South Carolina 233 yards
Dan Mullen, Mississippi State 227.3 yards

The full 15-team field of NCAA head coaches and celebrity alumni will compete in the tournament round of the Chick-fil-A Bowl Challenge tomorrow, for a share of the $500,000 scholarship purse.

The Chick-fil-A Bowl Challenge is the nation’s premier head coach and celebrity golf gathering and takes place April 29 – May 1 on the picturesque courses at Reynolds Plantation, located on Lake Oconee outside Atlanta. A significant contributor to the Chick-fil-A Bowl’s yearly charitable and scholarship donation efforts, the Chick-fil-A Bowl Challenge’s main event features teams composed of a university head coach and a celebrity or former athlete from the same school competing in a scramble format against other university teams from around the country. In 2011, the tournament raised more than $638,000 in charity and scholarship.

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