Top NCAA Head Coaches and Celebrities Tee It Up for Scholarship

April 16, 2009

Greensboro, Ga. – Kentucky head coach Rich Brooks and former record-setting quarterback Jared Lorenzen will represent the Wildcats and compete for a share of the $350,000 scholarship purse in the annual Chick-fil-A Bowl Challenge golf tournament.

Logo and Golf CourseThe nation's premier head coach and celebrity golf event will be held at the beautiful Reynolds Plantation on Lake Oconee outside Atlanta April 28.

The field will include defending champions Steve Spurrier and Sterling Sharpe from the University of South Carolina along with an impressive list of top NCAA head coaches and celebrities. In all, 11 teams are scheduled to hit the links, all vying for the $120,000 first-place scholarship prize.

“Don't expect this to be a nice way for the coaches to unwind after spring practice,” said Gary Stokan, Chick-fil-A Bowl president and CEO. “These guys are very competitive and we fully expect that spirit to carry over to the golf course. We're looking for a great event with some low scores and a lot of money heading back to these schools for scholarship.”

The current field of competitors includes:

Alabama Nick Saban Johnny Musso
Georgia Tech Paul Johnson Jon Barry
Kentucky Rich Brooks Jared Lorenzen
Maryland Ralph Friedgen Neil O'Donnell
Minnesota Tubby Smith Jim Petersen
Mississippi Houston Nutt Kris Mangum
N.C. State Sidney Lowe Monte Towe
South Carolina Steve Spurrier Sterling Sharpe
Vanderbilt Bobby Johnson Will Perdue
Virginia Tech Frank Beamer Dell Curry
Wake Forest Jim Grobe Billy Packer

Additional teams may be added prior to the event.