Hugh Freeze and Gus Malzahn Win Coaches’ Division
Bo Jackson, Scott McBrien Win Celebrity Division
Greensboro, Ga. (April 27, 2015) – Ole Miss head football coach Hugh Freeze, Auburn head football coach Gus Malzahn, Auburn legend Bo Jackson, and former Maryland quarterback Scott McBrien took home victories in today’s skills competitions at the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl Challenge charity golf tournament.
In the Long Drive Competition, Hugh Freeze took home the title with a 287-yard drive. In the Celebrity Division, Bo Jackson defeated three-time long drive champion Jon Barry with a drive of 331.5 yards.
In the Closest to the Pin Contest, Gus Malzahn hit the 98-yard shot to 7’9″ from the pin. Newcomer Scott McBrien’s title-winning shot landed 8’2″ from the pin.
All four of the winners will receive $5,000 for the charity of their choice.
The full results from the Long Drive Competition include:
|Long Drive Competition (Coach Division)||Long Drive Competition (Celebrity Division)|
|Hugh Freeze (Ole Miss): 287 yards||Bo Jackson (Auburn): 331.5 yards|
|Rich Rodriguez (Arizona): 273.3 yards||Jon Barry (Georgia Tech): 318.4 yards|
|Gus Malzahn (Auburn): 273.1 yards||Scott McBrien (Maryland): 317.7 yards|
|Dave Doeren (N.C. State): 273 yards||Terry Harvey (N.C. State): 317.4 yards|
|Randy Edsall (Maryland): 267.7 yards||Kevin Huber (Cincinnati): 302.7 yards|
|Dan Mullen (Miss. State): 242.3 yards||Kenny Lofton (Arizona): 300.5 yards|
|Urban Meyer (Ohio State): 239.6 yards||Fred McCrary (Miss. State): 300.5 yards|
|Jeff Logan (Ohio State): 293.7 yards|
|Steve Fuller (Clemson): 273.8 yards|
|Sean Tuohy (Ole Miss): 263.5 yards|
|Closest to the Pin Competition (Coach Division)||Closest to the Pin Competition (Celebrity Division)|
|Gus Malzahn (Auburn): 7’9″||Scott McBrien (Maryland): 8’2″|
|Paul Johnson (Georgia Tech): 8’6″||Jon Barry (Georgia Tech): 10’2″|
|Hugh Freeze (Ole Miss): 11’6″||Sean Tuohy (Ole Miss):13’5|
|Urban Meyer (Ohio State): 16’2″||Steve Fuller (Clemson):15’9″|
|Tommy Tuberville (Cincinnati): 19’5″||Jeff Logan (Ohio State): 24’5″|
|Dave Doeren (N.C. State): 23’5″||Kenny Lofton (Arizona): 26’2″|
|Randy Edsall (Maryland): 23’5″||Terry Harvey (N.C. State): 31′|
|Steve Spurrier (South Carolina): 23’5″||Fred McCrary (Miss. State): 32’4″|
|Dabo Swinney (Clemson): 23’7″||Bo Jackson (Auburn): 36’9″|
|Rich Rodriguez (Arizona): 24’6″|
The full 13-team field of NCAA head coaches and celebrity alumni will compete in the tournament round of the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl Challenge tomorrow, for a share of $500,000 in scholarship and charity.
The Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl Challenge is a significant contributor to the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl’s overall charitable and scholarship donations, which total more than $17.6 million since 2002, making the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl college football’s most charitable bowl game.
Proceeds from the event will benefit endowed scholarships at the participating universities and charitable foundations selected by the coaches, benefiting a wide range of organizations throughout the Southeast.
The tournament will be broadcast on ESPNU in August and December. Specific air dates will be announced this summer.
For more information, visit Chick-fil-APeachBowlChallenge.com.