Freeze, Tuohy Win Scholarship Money At Chick-fil-A Golf Tourney

OLEMISSSPORTSDOTCOM Hugh Freeze at the 2012 Chick-fil-A Bowl Challenge (photo by Paul Abell-Abell Images; Chick-fil-A Bowl)
Hugh Freeze at the 2012 Chick-fil-A Bowl Challenge (photo by Paul Abell-Abell Images; Chick-fil-A Bowl)

April 30, 2013

GREENSBORO, Ga. - Ole Miss head football coach Hugh Freeze and former hoops star Sean Tuohy turned in a strong showing at the 2013 Chick-fil-A Bowl Challenge golf tournament, which ended Tuesday and raised $664,000 toward scholarships and charities.

The Ole Miss duo combined to win $26,667 for scholarship funds by finishing in a tie for eighth place at 5-under par (against their handicaps) with Auburn and Mississippi State in the 14-team field.

Miami won the tournament at 11-under.

On Monday, Freeze placed second in the coaches' Long Drive Competition for the second-straight year with a 291-yard drive.

Tuohy won the celebrity division's Closest to the Pin contest by coming to within 3 feet, 2 inches of the hole. With that shot, he earned $5,000 in scholarship money for his alma mater.

The Chick-fil-A Bowl Challenge is the country's premier head coach and celebrity charity golf event featuring NCAA head coaches and former athletes and celebrities from the same school competing against their rivals for a share of a $520,000 scholarship purse.

In addition to the $520,000 scholarship purse, another $144,000 was generated for charitable organizations including Chick-fil-A's WinShape Homes foster care program. Over the last seven years, the event has contributed a total of $3.8 million in scholarship and charity, helping make the Chick-fil-A Bowl college football's most charitable bowl game.

For more information on the event, visit

Final official results from the 2013 Chick-fil-A Bowl Challenge including scholarship winnings:

1 Miami (Al Golden, Gino Torretta) -11 $125,000
2 South Carolina (Steve Spurrier, Sterling Sharpe) -10 $65,000
3 (T) Georgia Tech (Paul Johnson, Jon Barry) -9 $50,000
3 (T) Clemson (Dabo Swinney, Steve Fuller) -9 $50,000
5 Virginia Tech (Frank Beamer, Dell Curry) -8 $35,000
6 Alabama (Nick Saban, Mark Ingram) -7 $25,000
7 Wake Forest (Jim Grobe, Riley Skinner) -6 $25,000
8 (T) Auburn (Guss Malzahn, Bo Jackson) -5 $21,667
8 (T) Miss. State (Dan Mullen, Fred McCrary) -5 $21,667
8 (T) Ole Miss (Hugh Freeze, Sean Tuohy) -5 $21,667
11 Ohio State (Urban Meyer, Jeff Logan) -4 $20,000
12 North Carolina (Larry Fedora, Roy Williams) -2 $15,000
13 NC State (Dave Doeren, Tom Gugliotta) -1 $15,000
14 Syracuse (Scott Shafer, Jim Boeheim) +2 $10,000

Skills Competitions (From Monday):
Long Drive (Coach Div.) Dave Doeren, NC State 292 yards $5,000
Long Drive (Celeb. Div.) Jon Barry, Georgia Tech 319 yards $5,000
Closest to the Pin (Coach Div.) Dabo Swinney, Clemson 9’5” $5,000
Closest to the Pin (Celeb Div.) Sean Tuohy, Ole Miss 3’2” $5,000

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