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Eliah Drinkwitz To Compete In 2023 Southern Company Peach Bowl Challenge

General images during the 2021 Peach Bowl Challenge at the Oconee Golf Course at Reynolds Plantation, Monday, May 3, 2021, Greensboro, GA. (Paul Abell via Abell Images for the Peach Bowl Challenge)

COLUMBIA, Mo. – University of Missouri football head coach Eliah Drinkwitz will represent the Tigers in the 16th annual Southern Company Peach Bowl Challenge charity golf tournament held April 30 – May 2 at Reynolds Lake Oconee outside of Atlanta.

A field of 20 current and former college football coaches will compete for a share of a $300,000 charity purse. The nation’s premier collegiate coach golf event will be played in two-man scramble format in an 18-hole tournament. The Stableford scoring system will be used to help balance handicaps and encourage aggressive play.

Proceeds from the competition benefit charitable foundations selected by the coaches. Coach Drinkwitz’s winnings will go to CarePortal, which is an online platform that works to bring together children, families, churches and the community by connecting local organizations to hundreds of local children in need.

The current field of competitors for this year’s Peach Bowl Challenge is projected to include:

• Dino Babers – Syracuse
• Shane Beamer – South Carolina
• Eliah Drinkwitz – Missouri
• Randy Edsall – Maryland, UConn
• Chan Gailey – Georgia Tech
• Jim Grobe – Ohio, Wake Forest, Baylor
• Bobby Johnson – Vanderbilt
• Paul Johnson – Navy, Georgia Tech
• Brent Key – Georgia Tech
• Urban Meyer – Bowling Green, Utah, Florida, Ohio State
• Jeff Monken – Army
• Dan Mullen – Mississippi State, Florida
• Pat Narduzzi – Pitt
• Rick Neuheisel – Colorado, Washington, UCLA
• Mike Norvell – Florida State
• Houston Nutt – Boise State, Arkansas, Ole Miss
• Tom O’Brien – Boston College, NC State
• Kirby Smart – Georgia
• Steve Spurrier – Duke, Florida, South Carolina
• Dabo Swinney – Clemson

Since its creation in 2007, the event has contributed a total of $9 million in scholarship and charity, helping make the Peach Bowl college football’s most charitable bowl organization.

“We’re looking forward to welcoming both new and familiar faces to this year’s event as some of college football’s biggest names compete off the gridiron for a great cause,” Peach Bowl, Inc. CEO and President Gary Stokan said. “While bragging rights are certainly on the line for the coaches, it’s the charities they’re playing for who will be the real winners.”

This year’s field includes an impressive roster of college football greats that features three former Dodd Trophy winners, and a collective group of coaches who have won eight national championships (including four of the last seven titles), 38 FBS conference championships and boast 1,999 career wins.

The 2023 field features 17 coaches who have previously competed in the Southern Company Peach Bowl Challenge, while Drinkwitz, Florida State Head Coach Mike Norvell and Georgia Tech Head Coach Brent Key will all make their first-ever appearance in the event. 

Pairings for the 2023 Southern Company Peach Bowl Challenge will be announced prior to the event. 

Mizzou will open the 2023 season on Saturday, Sept. 2, against South Dakota inside Faurot Field. The Tigers’ robust home schedule features games against Kansas State, LSU, South Carolina, Tennessee and Florida. 

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This article is provided by University of Missouri Athletics