May 3, 2011
Tennessee head coach Derek Dooley and Vols football legend Stanley Morgan combined for a second-place finish at the 2011 Chick-fil-A Bowl Challenge charity golf tournament Wednesday outside Atlanta.
The UT duo competed against a field of 11 other university teams of head coaches and celebrity alumni from the SEC and ACC for a combined scholarship purse of $415,000. Dooley and Morgan's second-place result, on the strength of their 8-under-par score of 64, netted $60,000 in scholarship funds for Tennessee.
Georgia Tech head coach Paul Johnson and former Ramblin' Wreck basketball star Jon Barry combined to shoot an 11-under-par 61 to win this year's event at Reynolds Plantation in Greensboro, Ga.
"We had a spectacular day on the golf course today and this incredible group of coaches and celebrities represented their universities in a first-class way," said Gary Stokan, Chick-fil-A Bowl president and CEO. "But the privilege was all ours in being able to give so much back to these great schools and great competitors."
The final standings and scholarship winnings were as follows:
|1.||Georgia Tech (Paul Johnson / Jon Berry)||-11 ($120,000)|
|2.||TENNESSEE (Derek Dooley / Stanley Morgan)||-8 ($60,000)|
|T-3.||Mississippi (Houston Nutt / Wesley Walls)||-7 ($40,000)|
|T-3.||South Carolina (Steve Spurrier / Sterling Sharpe)||-7 ($40,000)|
|T-3.||Virginia Tech (Frank Beamer / Dell Curry)||-7 ($40,000)|
|6.||Clemson (Dabo Swinney / Steve Fuller)||-6 ($25,000)|
|7.||Wake Forest (Jim Grobe / Riley Skinner)||-5 ($20,000)|
|8.||Miami (Al Golden / Gino Terretta)||-4 ($15,000)|
|T-9.||Alabama (Nick Saban / Chris Mohr)||-3 ($10,000)|
|T-9.||Maryland (Randy Edsall / Stan Gelbaugh)||-3 ($10,000)|
|T-9.||Mississippi State (Dan Mullen / Fred McCrary)||-3 ($10,000)|
|12.||North Carolina State (Tom O'Brien / Torry Holt)||+1 ($10,000)|
In addition to the $415,000 scholarship purse, an additional $135,000 was donated to Chick-fil-A's WinShape Homes, a long-term foster care program. The Chick-fil-A Bowl Challenge is a significant contributor to the Chick-fil-A Bowl's overall annual charitable and scholarship donations.
In total, $632,000 was donated in charity and scholarship including the Chick-fil-A Bowl's decision to add an additional $70,000 to help aid the storm victims in Alabama. Over the last five years, the Chick-fil-A Bowl Challenge has awarded $2.5 million in charitable and scholarship contributions.
The tournament was taped by ESPN for broadcast in the fall. It will air Aug. 6 at noon and Dec. 31 at 11 a.m. on ESPN2.
Past winners: 2010 Florida State (Fisher/Buckley /-7), 2009 South Carolina (Spurrier/Sharpe / -12, playoff winners), 2008 South Carolina (Spurrier/Sharpe / -12), 2007 Virginia Tech (Beamer/Dell Curry / -10).
For more information on the event, visit www.Chick-fil-ABowlChallenge.com.