Spurrier beats Swinney again
Tue, 30 Apr 2013 22:19:54 GMT —
GREENSBORO, GA (WACH) - Steve Spurrier and former Gamecock receiver Sterling Sharpe came up short in the duo's bid to claim its third win at the Chick-fil-A Bowl Challenge golf tournament Tuesday, but Spurrier did notch another win over a rival.
Spurrier and Sharpe edged out Clemson's Dabo Swinney and Steve Fuller, who finished a stroke behind team South Carolina. Spurrier adds the golf win to his four straight victories over Swinney on the football field.
Spurrier and Sharpe shot a 10-under-par round while the Miami Hurricanes' team of coach Al Golden and former quarterback Gino Torretta held off a back-nine charge from team South Carolina to win by one stroke in the 14-team field.
Golden and Torretta won the first-place scholarship prize of $125,000 while Spurrier and Sharpe took in $65,000 in scholarship money for their second place finish.
Swinney and Fuller tied for third-place, shooting nine-under par, and earning the team $50,000 in scholarship money. Swinney also won $5,000 in scholarships by winning Monday's closest to the pin competition.
The Gamecocks went birdie-eagle-birdie over the final three holes to make a run at Miami, but fell just short when Miami coach Al Golden holed a five-foot putt for par on 18.
"South Carolina and Georgia Tech are really good teams. We had a lot of fun down the stretch and Gino hit some big putts to keep us in it," said Golden. "We scrambled and got lucky down the stretch."
The Chick-fil-A Bowl Challenge features 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.
In addition to the $520,000 scholarship purse, another $144,000 was generated for charitable organizations including Chick-fil-As WinShape Homes foster care program. Over the last seven years, the event has contributed a total of $3.8 million in scholarship and charity.