Scott Shafer and Jim Boeheim team up for golf tournament

Boeheim looks on as Shafer putts (Courtesy: USA Today Sports)

Call it a welcome to its new surroundings.

Syracuse, on its way to the ACC, was invited to participate in the 2013 Chick-Fil-A Bowl Challenge. The Challenge, features football coaches from 14 different schools (13 of which were SEC or ACC schools) paired up with a celebrity partner.

Naturally, Scott Shafer chose the resident SU legend/golf expert to be on his team:

Jim Boeheim.

Boeheim of course once was the golf coach at Syracuse, and lent his skills to the tournament which was held today in Greensboro Georgia.

Monday marked the start of competition with events like closest to the pin and long drive contests.

For the coaches, Shafer almost won the long drive competition, drilling his shot 281 yards tying him for third place. He was just 11 yards short of the victor, Dave Doeren who is NC State's new coach. Shafer and Clemson Head Coach Dabo Swinney both drove the ball exactly 281 yards.

Boeheim finished 9th in the legends division after a 255 yard poke which by the way, is pretty darn impressive.

In the actual tournament the duo played well, finishing two over par but it wasn't enough to contend for the title.

Miami's team of Head Coach Al Golden and former Heisman winner Gino Torretta won the event at -11 unseating the two-time defending champs from Georgia Tech--Coach Paul Johnson and basketball star Jon Barry.

The event had a purse of $520,000 distributed to each school's scholarship fund. Shafer and Boeheim earned $10,000 for Syracuse.

The event also raised over $140,000 for other worthy causes.

Here's the release on the event.

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