April 29, 2008
The University of South Carolina’s Steve Spurrier and Sterling Sharpe carded a 12-under-par 60 to earn a five-stroke victory in the 2008 Chick-fil-A Bowl Alma Mater at Reynolds Plantation and the $120,000 first-place scholarship donation.
The team from UCLA and last year’s winners, Virginia Tech, tied for second with a seven-under 65.
“Sterling is just an excellent player, he hits it the way the pros do,” Spurrier said after his victory. “And I was fortunate to hit some putts. I probably hit more putts today than I have in any one round in the last five or six years.”
“Coach Spurrier and Sterling Sharpe really brought their `A’ games today in winning the championship among such a great field of competitors,” said Gary Stokan, Chick-fil-A Bowl president. “Our congratulations go out to the team from South Carolina and our thanks to all the teams who came out today to enjoy a great day on the golf course, some good competition and a lot of laughs.”
Final Team Standings:
Team: Score: Scholarship Winnings:
South Carolina -12 $120,000
UCLA -7 $45,000
Virginia Tech -7 $45,000
Georgia Tech -5 $30,000
Wake Forest -4 $22,500
Colorado -3 $15,250
Michigan -3 $15,250
Maryland -1 $12,000
Arizona State E $11,000
Auburn +1 $10,000
Minnesota +2 $9,000
Boston College +4 $8,000
Alabama +7 $7,000
The celebrity round was taped for broadcast and will air nationally on CBS at 2 p.m. (ET) Christmas Day.
In addition to the $350,000 scholarship purse, another $50,000 of the proceeds was donated to the Reynolds Foundation.
For more information on the event, visit www.Chick-fil-ABowlAlmaMater.com.