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ACC coaches winners at Chick-fil-A Challenge

4/28/2009

Posted by ESPN.com's Heather Dinich

Spring ball is over, which means for the head coaches, a little golf has begun.

Today, Steve Spurrier edged Frank Beamer.

(And you thought the Hokies' game against Alabama was big.)

Beamer, along with Georgia Tech coach Paul Johnson, Wake Forest coach Jim Grobe and Maryland coach Ralph Friedgen competed in the Chick-fil-A Bowl challenge golf tournament in Greensboro, Ga.

In regulation play, Sterling Sharp sank a dramatic 10-foot putt on 18 to force the playoff with Beamer and Dell Curry. After repeating the 18th hole, the teams were still tied and a four-shot closest-to-the-pin competition decided the championship. From 150 yards, Beamer's approach finished 23' from the cup. Sharpe then stroked his approach to 18' to win by five feet.

Team Alabama and team Georgia Tech tied for third with a 10-under-par 62 at the third annual event hosted at Reynolds Plantation on Lake Oconee in Greensboro, Ga.

A total scholarship purse of $350,000 was awarded to the teams by the Chick-fil-A Bowl and an additional $150,000 was raised for other charities bringing the total charitable purse to $500,000.

Here is how the coaches fared:

TEAM, SCORE, WINNINGS:                                              

South Carolina (Steve Spurrier/Sterling Sharpe), -12 (playoff), $120,000

Virginia Tech (Frank Beamer/Dell Curry), -12, $60,000

Alabama (Nick Saban/Johnny Musso), -10, $37,500

Georgia Tech (Paul Johnson/Jon Barry), -10, $37,500

Minnesota (Tubby Smith /Jim Petersen),  -9, $25,000

Ole Miss (Houston Nutt/Kris Mangum), -8, $17,500

Wake Forest (Jim Grobe/Billy Packer), -8, $17,500

Kentucky (Rich Brooks/Jared Lorenzen), -4, $15,000

Vanderbilt (Bobby Johnson/Will Perdue), -2, $10,000

Maryland (Ralph Friedgen/Neil O'Donnell), -1, $10,000