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.
The 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.