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Pairings Announced for Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl Challenge
April 27, 2016

The Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl Challenge today announced the official pairings for its 10th annual charity golf tournament. A 13-team field of NCAA head coaches and celebrity alumni will compete for a first-place prize of $100,000 in scholarship and charity. All participating teams will receive a portion of the $540,000 total purse.

“We created this event to help fulfill our mission to positively impact people’s lives through best-in-class events that create scholarships and charitable donations,” said Gary Stokan, president and CEO of Peach Bowl, Inc.

Over the past nine years, the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl Challenge has provided $5.3 million in scholarship and charity. Proceeds from the event benefit endowed scholarships at the participating universities and charitable foundations selected by the coaches, benefitting a wide range of organizations throughout the Southeast and the nation.

The Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl Challenge is a significant contributor to the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl’s overall charitable and scholarship donations, which total more than $19.5 million since 2002, making the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl college football’s most charitable bowl game.

Competing teams will play a two-man scramble format over 18 holes using confirmed handicap adjustments. Schools will be paired for a shotgun start on the first nine holes and then re-paired, based on scores, and the round will continue with consecutive tee times for the second nine holes.

Highlighted by four Dodd Trophy-winning coaches, five College Football Hall of Famers and three Heisman Trophy winners, initial pairings for the front nine include:

Group One

Alabama Nick Saban / Chris Mohr

Clemson Dabo Swinney / Steve Fuller

Group Two

Georgia Kirby Smart / David Dukes

North Carolina Larry Fedora / B.J. Surhoff

Group Three

Auburn Gus Malzahn / Bo Jackson

Georgia Tech Paul Johnson / Jon Barry


Group Four

South Carolina Steve Spurrier / Sterling Sharpe

Virginia Tech Frank Beamer / Cam Young

Group Five

Cincinnati Tommy Tuberville / J.K. Schaffer

Houston Tom Herman / Andre Ware

Group Six

Miss. State Dan Mullen / Fred McCrary

NC State Dave Doeren / Terry Harvey

Group Seven

Ole Miss Hugh Freeze / Wesley Walls

The nation’s premier head coach and celebrity golf event will be held May 1-3 at the Reynolds Lake Oconee resort outside Atlanta. The tournament will be broadcast on ESPNU in August and December. Specific air dates will be announced this summer.

For more information on the event, visit


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