April 30, 2008
Greensboro, Ga. – Georgia Tech head football coach Paul Johnson and former Tech and NBA standout Jon Barry finished fourth with a five-under 67 at the 2008 Chick-fil-A Bowl Alma Mater at Reynolds Plantation.
The University of South Carolina’s Steve Spurrier and Sterling Sharpe carded a 12-under-par 60 to earn a five-stroke victory and the $100,000 first-place scholarship donation.
The team from UCLA and last year’s winners, Virginia Tech, tied for second with a seven-under 65.
“Coach Spurrier and Sterling Sharpe really brought their ‘A’ games today in winning the championship among such a great field of competitors,” said Gary Stokan, Chick-fil-A Bowl president. “Our congratulations go out to the team from South Carolina and our thanks to all the teams who came out today to enjoy a great day on the golf course, some good competition and a lot of laughs.”
Johnson scored a hole-in-one in Monday’s best-ball competition with an ace on the par three, 130-yard 15th hole. He used a pitching wedge for his second career hole-in-one.
Final Team Standings:
South Carolina -12
Virginia Tech -7
Georgia Tech -5
Wake Forest -4
Arizona State E
Boston College +4
The celebrity round was taped for broadcast and will air nationally on CBS at 2 p.m. (ET) Christmas Day.
In addition to the $350,000 scholarship purse, another $50,000 of the proceeds was donated to the Reynolds Foundation.
For more information on the event, visit www.Chick-fil-ABowlAlmaMater.com.