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Saban and Ingram Good Golf Partners

Good but not good enough for the win and at least they didn’t lose to Auburn. (Photo Mark Ingram Tweet)

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,

Mark Ingram @MarkIngram22 23h

Me and and coach Saban at @chickfilabowl! We shot 7 under but missed 7 6 ft sliders for birdies smh!! #RollTide pic.twitter.com/Afjrhvme1Z

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:

PLACE TEAM SCORE 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.

Following a good hole

Following a good hole

Mark untrapping himself

Mark getting out of the trap

 

Saban getting out of trap he found himself in

Saban getting out of trap he found himself in

Not the most orthodox swing you'll see from Ingram

Not the most orthodox swing you’ll see from Ingram

The always focused Nick Saban

The always focused Nick Saban

Never far away from the media

Never far away from the media

This year's participants

Some of the other participants in his year’s event

 

 

 

 

 

 

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