Beamer, Curry donate winnings to memorial fund

Updated: May 2, 2007, 9:45 AM ET
Associated Press

GREENSBORO, Ga. -- The Virginia Tech team of football coach Frank Beamer and former basketball star Dell Curry won the Chick-fil-A Bowl Alma Mater golf tournament Tuesday, a win that will benefit families of the massacre on the Virginia Tech campus.

Beamer and Curry combined for a 10-under 62 to top the San Diego State team of Chuck Long and Marshall Faulk by one stroke at Reynolds Plantation.

"We had a great round and a lot of fun," Curry said. "You put Frank and me together and we make one pretty good golfer."

Said Beamer: "I hit a few good shots and Dell hit a lot of great shots."

Twelve college teams were competing for $275,000 in scholarship money.

At the request of Beamer and Curry, their $100,000 first-place prize will be donated to the Hokie Spirit Memorial Fund, which benefits families of the April 16 massacre.

Houston's Tom Penders and Doug Drabek and Wake Forest's Jim Grobe and Billy Packer tied for third at 5 under, one stroke ahead of Georgia Tech's Chan Gailey and Jon Barry.

The event will be broadcast on CBS on Christmas.


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