Freeze, Tuohy Take Golf Talents To Chick-fil-A Bowl Challenge
Sean Tuohy and Hugh Freeze (photo courtesy Paul Abell-Abell Images; Chick-fil-A Bowl)

April 17, 2014

GREENSBORO, Ga. – Ole Miss head football coach Hugh Freeze will once again team up with former All-SEC basketball player Sean Tuohy to represent the Rebels and compete for a share of the $520,000 scholarship purse in the eighth annual Chick-fil-A Bowl Challenge charity golf tournament April 27-29.

The nation's premier head coach and celebrity golf event will be held at the Reynolds Plantation on Lake Oconee outside Atlanta. In the past seven years, the Chick-fil-A Bowl Challenge has provided more than $4 million in scholarship and charitable contributions.

Freeze and Tuohy finished 5-under par and tied for eighth place last year, bringing home $21,667 in scholarship prize money for Ole Miss. Tuohy also won the Celebrity Closest to the Pin competition, earning an additional $5,000 in scholarships. Team Ole Miss has appeared in the Chick-fil-A Bowl Challenge every year since 2009, earning a cumulative $117,500 in scholarship funds for the Rebels.

The Chick-fil-A Bowl Challenge main event features pairings that include a university head coach and a celebrity or former athlete from the same school competing in a scramble format against other university teams from around the country. The tournament will be broadcast by ESPN in August and December. Specific dates will be announced this summer.

Over the three-day event, several tournament rounds will be played in addition to the featured, televised round of coaches and celebrities.

“This event is really a celebration of college football, with National Coaches of the Year, Heisman Trophy winners and celebrity alumni, all representing their universities in a competition for scholarship money for their schools,” said Gary Stokan, president and CEO of the Chick-fil-A Bowl.

The 11 university teams will be vying for the $125,000 first-place prize, with all teams receiving a portion of the $520,000 scholarship purse.

The field of competitors for the featured event is scheduled to include:

Alabama: Nick Saban, Mark Ingram
Auburn: Gus Malzahn, Bo Jackson
Cincinnati: Tommy Tuberville, JK Schaffer
Clemson: Dabo Swinney, Steve Fuller
Georgia Tech: Paul Johnson, Jon Barry (2011, 2012 winners)
Mississippi State: Dan Mullen, Fred McCrary
North Carolina: Larry Fedora, Roy Williams
NC State: Dave Doeren, Terry Harvey
Ole Miss: Hugh Freeze, Sean Tuohy
South Carolina: Steve Spurrier, Sterling Sharpe (2008, 2009 winners)
Virginia Tech: Frank Beamer, TBA (2007 winner)

For more information, visit Chick-fil-ABowlChallenge.com.


 

 

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