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Beamer and Spurrier Paired for 2022 Peach Bowl Challenge

The Peach Bowl Challenge has announced the official pairings for its 15th annual charity golf tournament.

The Peach Bowl Challenge has announced the official pairings for its 15th annual charity golf tournament. The 2022 tournament has current South Carolina head football coach Shane Beamer paired with the school’s all-time winningest head football coach, Steve Spurrier. The 11-team field of current and former college football coaches will compete for a share of the $330,000 charity purse May 3 at Reynolds Lake Oconee outside Atlanta.

Pairings were determined by balancing handicaps between teams. The nation’s premier collegiate coach golf event will be played in Two Man Scramble format with Stableford scoring in an 18-hole tournament. This year’s event will also feature a skills challenge that includes Long Drive and Closest to the Pin competitions within the round.

Proceeds from the event benefit charitable foundations selected by the coaches. The first-place duo will split $60,000 between the two winning coaches’ charities, while the remainder of the purse will be divided based on the finish of the other teams.

Since its creation in 2007, the event has contributed a total of $8.7 million in scholarship and charity, helping make the Peach Bowl college football’s most charitable bowl organization.

Official pairings for this year’s Peach Bowl Challenge will include:

Team 1
Dino Babers Syracuse Dick Tomey Legacy Fund- Positive Coaching Alliance
Chan Gailey Georgia Tech Fellowship of Christian Athletes- Georgia Region
Team 2
Shane Beamer South Carolina The Beamer Family Foundation
Steve Spurrier Duke, Florida, South Carolina HBC Foundation
Team 3
Frank Beamer Virginia Tech American Cancer Society
Dave Doeren NC State GiGi’s Playhouse
Team 4
Mike Cavan SMU Cornerstone Church Athens
Tom O’ Brien Boston College, NC State National Medal of Honor Leadership & Education Center
Team 5
Mark Dantonio Cincinnati, Michigan State George Webster Scholarship
Jim Grobe Ohio, Wake Forest, Baylor Fisher DeBerry Foundation
Team 6
Randy Edsall Maryland, UConn Edsall Family Foundation
Houston Nutt Boise State, Arkansas, Ole Miss Chickasaw Foundation
Team 7
Bobby Johnson Vanderbilt Sea Island Habitat for Humanity
Scott Satterfield Louisville USA Cares (Kentucky Chapter)
Team 8
Paul Johnson Navy, Georgia Tech Paul and Susan Johnson Family Foundation
Jeff Monken Army Mission 22
Team 9
Chip Lindsey UCF A Level Up
Dan Mullen Mississippi State, Florida Mullen Family 36 Foundation
Team 10
Pat Narduzzi Pitt Stanley M. Marks Blood Cancer Research Fund
Rick Neuheisel Colorado, Washington, UCLA Wedgewood Charity
Team 11
Kirby Smart Georgia The Kirby Smart Family Foundation
Tommy Tuberville Ole Miss, Auburn, Texas Tech, Cincinnati Tommy Tuberville Foundation

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The Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl is one of the New Year’s Six bowls selected to host the College Football Playoff including a CFP Semifinal every third year and top-ranked teams from around the country in the other two years of each cycle. Over its 54 years, the game has drawn 3.1 million fans in attendance, a total television audience of 209.6 million viewers on ESPN, delivered $221 million in team payouts, and has created $786.3 million in direct economic impact for Atlanta and Georgia.
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The Peach Bowl Challenge is the nation’s premier charity golf tournament featuring top current and former college football coaches. Hosted at the beautiful Reynolds Lake Oconee resort outside Atlanta each spring, the event has generated $8.7 million for the various foundations and charities supported by its coaches.
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