The Ole Miss Rebels may be facing some off-field troubles in the very near future stemming from former player Laremy Tunsil’s comments that he accepted money from coaches while in school, but head coach Hugh Freeze is trying to help his team forget that. He did just that by going out and winning the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl Challenge golf tournament.
Freeze teamed up with former Ole Miss tight end Wesley Walls and pulled away from the field of 13 other FBS head coaches for a two-stroke win on Tuesday. Freeze led the way for the pair by sinking an Eagle on a Par 4 14th from 150 yards out.
The pair ripped off four straight birdies to pull away from the pairings of Georgia head coach Kirby Smart and David Dukes, Georgia Tech head coach Paul Johnson and Jon Barry, and North Carolina State head coach Dave Doeren and Terry Harvey.
“The ball was jumping off my irons and I knew I hit it good,” Freeze said. “Then Wesley said he thought he saw it disappear. I thought it was long but I started walking to the hole pretty fast and found out it went in. That’s when we thought we had a chance.”
Hugh Freeze won big in the tournament, bringing home $100,000 to be split evenly between endowed scholarships at the universities and foundations or charities of the coach’s choice. He also kept the Georgia Tech pair from winning a third straight tournament and their fifth in the last six years.
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