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Friday, April 27, 2018 4:10 pm

Notre Dame's Brian Kelly to play in charity golf event

DYLAN SINN | The Journal Gazette

Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly will play with university alumnus and investment banker Jimmy Dunne in the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl Challenge beginning Sunday at the Reynolds Lake Oconee Resort outside Atlanta. Kelly and Dunne will be paired with Georgia Tech coach Paul Johnson and former NBA player Jon Barry, who have won the event four times playing together.

This will be the 12th annual charity golf tournament the Peach Bowl has held and there will be 11 teams in this year's field. All of the teams receive a part of the $650,000 prize purse, with $110,000 going to the winning pairing. The money will be split between scholarships for the winning pair's university and a charity of their choice. If Kelly and Dunne win, the money will go to the Kelly Cares Foundation, which provides resources to improve health and education, according to its website.

Kelly and Dunne are playing in the event, which pairs NCAA coaches and prominent alumni from their schools, for the first time. They'll play a two-man scramble on Sunday, playing the first nine holes with Johnson and Barry, and then re-pairing based on the scores of the other teams. The event has given away $6.8 million in its first 11 years.

dsinn@jg.net