Official Pairings Announced for Chick-fil-A Bowl Challenge

Top head coaches and celebrity alumni set to compete for $520,000 scholarship purse.

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.

Chick-fil-A Bowl Challenge

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 One2009, 2013 Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game match-up 
AlabamaNick Saban / Mark Ingram
Virginia Tech (2007 Champions)Frank Beamer / Dell Curry
Group Two2012 Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game match-up 
AuburnGus Malzahn / Bo Jackson
ClemsonDabo Swinney  / Steve Fuller
Group Three 
SyracuseScott Shafer / Jim Boeheim
North CarolinaLarry Fedora / Roy Williams
Group Four  
NC StateDave Doeren / Tom Gugliotta
Mississippi StateDan Mullen / Fred McCrary
Group Five  
Wake ForestJim Grobe / Riley Skinner
Ole MissHugh Freeze / Sean Tuohy
Group Six 
MiamiAl Golden / Gino Torretta
Florida State (2010 Champions)Jimbo Fisher / Terrell Buckley
Group Seven  
Ohio StateUrban 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

Michael "Beach Mick" Hudson

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Michael "Beach Mick" Hudson is the founder and Editor of Beach Carolina Magazine. Living along the coast of North Carolina, Mike has a passion for the beach and loves to bring news and events of the Carolinas to others around the world.

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