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Clemson's Swinney Earns Prize At Coaches Golf Tourney

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Chick-fil-A Bowl Release

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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