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Swinney Wins Closest to the Pin Contest at 2013 Chick-fil-A Bowl Challenge

Swinney Wins Closest to the Pin Contest at 2013 Chick-fil-A Bowl Challenge

GREENSBORO, GA – N.C. State head football coach Dave Doeren, Clemson head football coach Dabo Swinney, former Georgia Tech basketball player Jon Barry and former Ole Miss basketball player Sean Tuohy took home victories in today’s skills competitions at the Chick-fil-A Bowl Challenge charity golf tournament. In the Long Drive Competition, Doeren took home the title with a 292-yard drive. Barry, the 2011 and 2012 Long Drive Competition winner, defended his title for a third year with a drive of 319 yards.

In the Closest to the Pin Contest, Swinney hit the 65-yard shot to within 10 feet to win the coaches division. Tuohy’s shot was within four feet of the cup.

All four of the winners will receive $5,000 in scholarship prize money for their universities. The full results from the Long Drive Competition include:

Coach Division, Celebrity Division Dave Doeren – NC State 292 yards, Jon Barry – Georgia Tech 319 yards Hugh Freeze – Ole Miss 290 yards, Riley Skinner – Wake Forest 316 yards Scott Shafer – Syracuse 281 yards, Gino Toretta – Miami 307 yards Dabo Swinney – Clemson 281 yards, Bo Jackson – Auburn 296 yards Gus Malzhan – Auburn 277 yards, Jeff Logan – Ohio State 296 yards Al Golden – Miami 261 yards, Fred McCrary – Mississippi State 282 yards Urban Meyer – Ohio State 254 yards, Sean Tuohy – Ole Miss 268 yards Dan Mullen – Mississippi State 205 yards, Jim Boeheim – Syracuse 255 yards Steve Fuller – Clemson 235 yards

The full 14-team field of NCAA head coaches and celebrity alumni will compete in the tournament round of the Chick-fil-A Bowl Challenge tomorrow, for a share of the $500,000 scholarship purse. The Chick-fil-A Bowl Challenge is the nation’s premier head coach and celebrity golf gathering and takes place April 28-30 on the picturesque courses at Reynolds Plantation, located on Lake Oconee outside Atlanta. A significant contributor to the Chick-fil-A Bowl’s yearly charitable and scholarship donation efforts, the Chick-fil-A Bowl Challenge’s main event features teams composed of 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. In 2012, the tournament raised more than $765,000 in charity and scholarship.

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