Official Pairings Announced for Chick-fil-A Bowl Challenge


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Greensboro, Ga. (April 23, 2013) – The Chick-fil-A Bowl today announced the official pairings for the seventh annual Chick-fil-A Bowl Challenge charity golf tournament. A 15-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 include conference and state rivalry pairings, as well as teams that have competed or are set to compete in the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game. Official group pairings include:

Group One -- 2009, 2013 Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game match-up
Alabama Nick Saban / Mark Ingram

Virginia Tech (2007 Champions) Frank Beamer / Dell Curry

Group Two -- 2012 Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game match-up
Auburn Gus Malzahn / Bo Jackson
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/ Steve Fuller

Group Three
Syracuse Scott Shafer / Jim Boeheim
North Carolina Larry Fedora / Roy Williams

Group Four
NC State Dave Doeren / Tom Gugliotta
Mississippi State Dan Mullen / Fred McCrary

Group Five
Wake Forest Jim Grobe / Riley Skinner
Ole Miss Hugh Freeze / Sean Tuohy

Group Six
Miami Al Golden / Gino Torretta
Florida State (2010 Champions) Jimbo Fisher / Terrell Buckley

Group Seven
Ohio State Urban Meyer / Jeff Logan
South Carolina (2008, 2009 Champions) Steve Spurrier / Sterling Sharpe

Group Eight

Georgia Tech (2011, 2012 Champions) Paul Johnson / Jon Barry

The nation’s premier head coach and celebrity golf event will be held April 28 - 30 at the Reynolds Plantation resort on Lake Oconee outside Atlanta. In the past six years, the Chick-fil-A Bowl Challenge has provided $3.3 million in scholarship and charitable contributions.

In addition to the $520,000 scholarship purse, a $135,000 charitable donation will be made to Chick-fil-A’s WinShape Homes. The Chick-fil-A Bowl Challenge is a significant contributor to the Chick-fil-A Bowl’s overall charitable and scholarship donations, which total more than $15.7 million since 2002, making the Chick-fil-A 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.

For more information on the event, visit www.Chick-fil-ABowlChallenge.com.

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