Greensboro, Ga. – The Georgia Tech team of Paul Johnson and Jon Barry finished the day with four back-to-back birdies and an eagle on their final hole to capture the lead in day one of the 2014 Chick-fil-A Bowl Challenge.
Tech’s seven-under-par round was two better than the Hugh Freeze and Sean Tuohy duo of Ole Miss, and just good enough to earn the first-place ranking in the field for day one of play.
Barry sank an 18-foot putt on the final hole to secure their two-shot lead over Ole Miss at five under par, and the N.C. State duo of Dave Doeren and Terry Harvey at four under par.
Play was moved up by a day due to anticipated severe weather on Tuesday. Teams are expected to play the second nine holes tomorrow, along with a Skills Challenge, pending weather conditions. Final results will be posted on Tuesday.
Current standings include:
|1||Georgia Tech (Paul Johnson, Jon Barry)||-7|
|2||Ole Miss (Hugh Freeze, Sean Tuohy)||-5|
|3||N.C. State (Dave Doeren / Terry Harvey)||-4|
|4 (T)||Mississippi State (Dan Mullen / Fred McCrary)||-3|
|4 (T)||Cincinnati (Tommy Tuberville / JK Schaffer)||-3|
|4 (T)||Arizona (Rich Rodriguez / Jack Wagner)||-3|
|4 (T)||Clemson (Dabo Swinney / Steve Fuller)||-3|
|8 (T)||Auburn (Gus Malzahn, Bo Jackson)||-2|
|8 (T)||Virginia Tech (Frank Beamer / Brad Clontz)||-2|
|10||North Carolina (Larry Fedora / Roy Williams)||E|
The Chick-fil-A Bowl Challenge is the country’s premier head coach and celebrity charity golf event featuring NCAA head coaches and former athletes and celebrities from the same school competing against their rivals for a share of a $520,000 scholarship purse. On Tuesday the field will compete for the $125,000 first place prize, with all teams receiving a portion of the total scholarship purse.
|2013||Miami (Al Golden / Gino Torretta)||-11||1 stroke|
|2012||Georgia Tech (Paul Johnson / Jon Barry)||-10||1 stroke|
|2011||Georgia Tech (Paul Johnson / Jon Barry)||-11||3 strokes|
|2010||Florida State (Jimbo Fisher / Terrell Buckley)||-7||1 stroke|
|2009||South Carolina (Steve Spurrier / Sterling Sharpe)||-12||1 (playoff)|
|2008||South Carolina (Steve Spurrier / Sterling Sharpe)||-12||5 strokes|
|2007||Virginia Tech (Frank Beamer / Dell Curry)||-10||1 stroke|