Georgia Tech coach Paul Johnson and former Yellow Jackets basketball standout Jon Barry combined to shoot an 11-under-par 61 Tuesday to win $120,000 in scholarship money and the 2011 Chick-fil-A Bowl Challenge charity golf tournament at Reynolds Plantation.
After finishing second in last year's event, Georgia Tech led throughout the tournament and capped the round when Johnson made a 17-foot downhill putt on 18 to finish at -11.
"Coach Johnson was absolutely awesome on the greens today," Barry said, according to the release. "He was looking like Ben Crenshaw. We really appreciate the Chick-fil-A Bowl for having us out here today."
Johnson also won the event's closest-to-the-pin contest by hitting an 88-yard wedge shot to within three feet of the cup to earn Georgia Tech an additional $5,000 in scholarship money. Georgia Tech earned a total of $125,000 on the day. Miami's Al Golden and Alabama's Chris Mohr each won and additional $5,000 for their schools in the event's long-drive competition with drives of 271 and 306 yards, respectively, in the coach and celebrity divisions.
The Chick-fil-A Bowl Challenge featured pairings that included a university head coach and a celebrity or former athlete from the same school competing in a scramble format against other university teams from the ACC and SEC.