Johnson, Barry Set to Defend Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl Challenge Title

April 21, 2015

GREENSBORO, Ga. — A 13-team field of NCAA head coaches and celebrity alumni is set for the ninth annual Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl Challenge charity golf tournament. Georgia Tech head football coach Paul Johnson and former basketball player Jon Barry, three-time winners of the event, will compete for their share of $520,000 in scholarship and charity.

The nation’s premier head coach and celebrity golf event will be held April 26-28 at the Reynolds Plantation resort on Lake Oconee outside Atlanta. In the past eight years, the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl Challenge has provided $4.7 million in scholarship and charitable contributions.

The Chick-fil-A Peach 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 on ESPNU in August and December. Specific dates will be announced this summer.

The field of competitors for the featured round is scheduled to include two former winning teams including Johnson and Barry of Georgia Tech (2011, 2012, 2014), and Steve Spurrier and Sterling Sharpe from South Carolina (2008, 2009). Six of the participating coaches led their teams to New Year’s Six Bowl Games in the inaugural College Football Playoff last season, and three have won FBS National Championships.

The 13 university teams will be vying for the $125,000 first-place prize, with each team receiving a portion of the $520,000 purse. Charity payouts will be split equally between an endowed scholarship at each university and a charity of the coach’s choice.

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

 Alabama  Nick Saban  Mark Ingram  $163,333
 Arizona  Rich Rodriguez  Kenny Lofton  $50,000
 Auburn  Gus Malzahn  Bo Jackson  $70,000
 Cincinnati  Tommy Tuberville  Kevin Huber  $70,000
 Clemson  Dabo Swinney  Steve Fuller  $135,000
 Georgia Tech  Paul Johnson  Jon Barry  $582,500
 Maryland  Randy Edsall  Scott McBrien  $110,833
 Mississippi State  Dan Mullen  Fred McCrary  $140,000
 North Carolina  Larry Fedora  Roy Williams  $95,000
 NC State  Dave Doeren  Terry Harvey  $105,000
 Ohio State  Urban Meyer  Jeff Logan  $50,000
 Ole Miss  Hugh Freeze  Sean Tuohy  $147,500
 South Carolina  Steve Spurrier  Sterling Sharpe  $427,000

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