Derek Dooley, Stanley Morgan earn SEC golf bragging rights

Tennessee's Derek Dooley blasts out of sand trap on 17. The Tennessee tandem of Dooley and Stanley Morgan took second place with 8 under par to win $60,000 in scholarship funds.

Photo by Phil Skinner, Atlanta Journal Constitution

Tennessee's Derek Dooley blasts out of sand trap on 17. The Tennessee tandem of Dooley and Stanley Morgan took second place with 8 under par to win $60,000 in scholarship funds.

Derek Dooley didn't take home a championship.

The Tennessee coach did earn some conference bragging rights, though.

With partner and former Vols legend Stanley Morgan, Dooley combined to fire an 8-under-par 64 on Tuesday in the Chick-fil-A Challenge charity golf tournament outside Atlanta. The tandem finished second, earning $60,000 in scholarships for UT, but with Georgia Tech's Paul Johnson and Jon Barry taking home the overall title, the Vols can claim an SEC crown of sorts.

The 12-team field featured SEC representatives in Dooley, Houston Nutt from Ole Miss, Steve Spurrier of South Carolina, Nick Saban from Alabama and Mississippi State's Dan Mullen, along with famous alumni from each school.

"We had a spectacular day on the golf course today, and this incredible group of coaches and celebrities represented their universities in a first-class way," Chick-fil-A Bowl president and CEO Gary Stokan said in a press release. "But the privilege was all ours in being able to give so much back to these great schools and great competitors."

Team Score Winnings

Georgia Tech (Paul Johnson / Jon Barry) -11 $120,000

Tennessee (Derek Dooley / Stanley Morgan) -8 $60,000

Ole Miss (Houston Nutt / Wesley Walls) -7 $40,000

South Carolina (Steve Spurrier / Sterling Sharpe) -7 $40,000

Virginia Tech (Frank Beamer / Dell Curry) -7 $40,000

Clemson (Dabo Swinney / Steve Fuller) -6 $25,000

Wake Forest (Jim Grobe / Riley Skinner) -5 $20,000

Miami (Al Golden / Gino Terretta) -4 $15,000

Alabama (Nick Saban / Chris Mohr) -3 $10,000

Maryland (Randy Edsall / Stan Gelbaugh) -3 $10,000

Miss. State (Dan Mullen / Fred McCrary) -3 $10,000

N.C. State (Tom O’Brien / Torry Holt) +1 $10,000

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spvol writes:

in response to DukeDeLuca:

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That's what his wife said.

ULTIMATEVOLUNTEER writes:

in response to DukeDeLuca:

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Maybe as a caddie...he wasn't going to play on any tour unless he was shooting 63-64 every time out.

VolWoman writes:

Good job Coach & Stanley. I think there's too much drop in 1st & 2nd money but oh well.

ChrisUTvol writes:

in response to spvol:

That's what his wife said.

ha ha lol

huntined#565710 writes:

Good job coach hope you can do the same on the FB field.

jimr07 writes:

Nice to read about Stanley Morgan.

easleychuck writes:

Stanley Morgan was an Easley legend.

Mtnbiker writes:

I'm not knocking any of the coaches, when i golf its UGLY. They were at least making par or better.

allntl1#565211 writes:

You can't spell yoU SuC without University of South Carolina and stevie boy.

Outdated writes:

One of the first things you hear from all good golfers is ..YOU have to be patient..another ..don't let a bad break or bad shot have too much effect on what u do next..I see Dooley being a good golfer as a positive..I hear some VOL fans already talking about whether or not he will go to Georgia if Mark don't turn it around quick..Sounds like Dooley has already impressed the majority of UT fans..I'm one...

OTPVol writes:

CDD coaching at Georgia would be like Peyton playing for Ole Miss. You make your own reputation. I think CDD will be a VOL for a long time.

abnermc writes:

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He was 4th in the west div w/ more talent than any team in the country.How do you think he was as a fb coach?

gbo78 writes:

nice to see Stanley Steamer Morgan again. also, that's a really cool picture of Coach Dooley blasting out of the sand!

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