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Beamer and Nutt Place Second at Peach Bowl Challenge
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Beamer and Nutt Place Second at Peach Bowl Challenge

Florida State head coach Mike Norvell and partner Urban Meyer defeated South Carolina’s Shane Beamer and teammate Houston Nutt in a tournament-record, four-hole playoff to win the 2024 Southern Company Peach Bowl Challenge.

The nation’s premier collegiate coach golf event featured a field of 24 current and former college football coaches, playing in 12 two-man teams, competing for a share of a $300,000 charity purse. The tournament was held today at Reynolds Lake Oconee outside Atlanta and was played in a Two-Man Scramble format with Stableford scoring.Pairings were determined by balancing handicaps between teams.

“It was a game of response. We saw some good, and we saw some bad. We just continued to make the plays necessary. Coach Meyer came through in the clutch and it was just a great round,” said Norvell. “I thought we did a really good job of playing together. Coach Meyer had some big putts in critical moments. The timing of our scoring was critical.”

Norvell and Meyer carded three eagles and three birdies in their round to take home their first-ever Southern Company Peach Bowl Challenge championship. Beamer and Nutt eagled their final hole to force a playoff, but Norvell and Meyer outlasted them over the four extra holes.  This marks Florida State’s second Southern Company Peach Bowl Challenge title after Jimbo Fisher and Terrell Buckley won the event in 2010.

“I’m a big Seminoles fan today. We played well, and ham and egged it all day,” said Meyer. “Mike can hit the ball 310-320, so every hole we were in position. It was a little bit of a marathon.”

With this year’s $300,000 charity purse, the Southern Company Peach Bowl Challenge also generated an additional $17,840 through a silent auction, as well as $2,850 that was raised by PGA golfer Matt Kuchar. This year’s total of $320,690 has now contributed to a total of $9.7 million in scholarship and charity since 2007, helping make Peach Bowl, Inc. college football’s most charitable bowl organization. Proceeds from the event benefit charitable foundations selected by the coaches.

Norvell has now won a total of $42,500 in the event’s history, while Meyer has taken home $192,500 all-time for his charities.

Final results with Stableford scoring for all teams in the 2024 Southern Company Peach Bowl Challenge:



First Place Team – Won in Four-Hole Playoff
Mike Norvell Florida State Keep Climbing Family Foundation $32,500
Urban Meyer Bowling Green, Utah, Florida, Ohio State Urban And Shelley Meyer Family Foundation $32,500
Combined final score: 44
Second Place Team
Shane Beamer South Carolina The Beamer Family Foundation $22,500
Houston Nutt Boise State, Arkansas, Ole Miss Chickasaw Foundation $22,500
Combined final score: 44
Third Place Team – Tie
Hugh Freeze Auburn For Others Collective $16,250
Tom O’Brien Boston College, NC State National Medal of Honor Leadership & Education Center $16,250
Combined final score: 43
Third Place Team – Tie
Kirby Smart Georgia The Kirby Smart Family Foundation $16,250
Tommy Tuberville Ole Miss, Auburn, Texas Tech, Cincinnati Tommy Tuberville Foundation $16,250
Combined final score: 43
Fifth Place Team
Dave Doeren NC State One Pack Empowered $12,500
Steve Spurrier Duke, Florida, South Carolina HBC Foundation $12,500
Combined final score: 42
Sixth Place Team – Tie
P.J. Fleck Minnesota Row the Boat @ Masonic Children’s Hospital $10,000
Dan Mullen Mississippi State, Florida Mullen Family 36 Foundation $10,000
Combined final score: 41
Sixth Place Team – Tie
Brent Key Georgia Tech Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation $10,000
Rick Neuheisel Colorado, Washington, UCLA Lord Wedgwood Charity $10,000
Combined final score: 41
Sixth Place Team – Tie
Pat Narduzzi Pitt UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh $10,000
Chan Gailey Georgia Tech Fellowship of Christian Athletes- Georgia Region $10,000
Combined final score: 41
Ninth Place Team – Tie
Eliah Drinkwitz Mizzou CarePortal $5,000
Randy Edsall Maryland, UConn Edsall Family Foundation $5,000
Combined final score: 40
Ninth Place Team – Tie
Dan Lanning Oregon OHSU Foundation- Knight Cancer Institute $5,000
Jim Grobe Ohio, Wake Forest, Baylor Fisher DeBerry Foundation $5,000
Combined final score: 40
11th Place Team
Jeff Monken Army Lauren’s First and Goal $5,000
Paul Johnson Navy, Georgia Tech Paul and Susan Johnson Family Foundation $5,000
Combined final score: 38
12th Place Team
Manny Diaz Duke Durham Public Schools Foundation $5,000
Mike Cavan SMU Cornerstone Church $5,000
Combined final score: 37