Saban and Ingram Good Golf Partners
By: Larry Burton
After having the time to get to know Nick Saban, I can tell you if it’s something, anything that he’s involved in, he wants to win. He gets that from his father who instilled in him the quality that if you’re going to do something, do it well. But on this day, being good wasn’t good enough.
Yesterday finished the Chik Fil A Bowl Golf Challenge were coaches and an alumni are invited to play for scholarship money for their respective schools and while Saban and former Alabama running back Mark Ingram didn’t win, they did tie for fourth with a very respectable 7 under par score.
While they weren’t anywhere near the winning score, put up by now three time champions of the event, Ga. Tech’s coach Paul Johnson and Jon Barry, at least the didn’t lose to Auburn which is something no one representing the Crimson Tide wants to do. Gus Malzahn and Bo Jackson tied with the pair from Alabama.
In a tweet, Mark Ingram showed his frustration by saying,
They did however manage to raise $30,000 for the scholarship fund at Alabama and according to both participants, had a fun time doing it.
Final official results from the 2014 Chick-fil-A Bowl Challenge including scholarship winnings:
|1||Georgia Tech (Paul Johnson, Jon Barry)||-13||$125,000|
|2 (T)||Mississippi State (Dan Mullen / Fred McCrary)||-9||$70,000|
|2 (T)||Cincinnati (Tommy Tuberville / JK Schaffer)||-9||$70,000|
|4||Arizona (Rich Rodriguez / Jack Wagner)||-8||$50,000|
|5 (T)||Alabama (Nick Saban / Mark Ingram)||-7||$30,000|
|5 (T)||Auburn (Gus Malzahn, Bo Jackson)||-7||$30,000|
|5 (T)||Clemson (Dabo Swinney / Steve Fuller)||-7||$30,000|
|5 (T)||N.C. State (Dave Doeren / Terry Harvey)||-7||$30,000|
|5 (T)||Ole Miss (Hugh Freeze, Sean Tuohy)||-7||$30,000|
|10||Virginia Tech (Frank Beamer / Brad Clontz)||-5||$25,000|
|11||North Carolina (Larry Fedora / Roy Williams)||E||$20,000|
Enjoy some photos of the pair courtesy of the Chik Fil A Golf Challenge.