Hugh Freeze, Joey Jones and Dan Mullen to play in C Spire Pro-Am golf event at Fallen Oak

Popular Ole Miss, University of South Alabama and Mississippi State head football coaches to participate in PGA Tour Champions event during 2016 Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic

Mar 07, 2016, 10:11 ET from C Spire

BILOXI, Miss., March 7, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- A trio of popular college football head coaches will take a brief break from recruiting and spring practice to sharpen their golf games when they participate in the C Spire Pro-Am golf event on Thursday, March 31 at Fallen Oak.

Ole Miss' Hugh Freeze, University of South Alabama's Joey Jones and Mississippi State's Dan Mullen will headline a group of 200 amateurs playing alongside 50 professional golfers from the PGA TOUR Champions participating in the 2016 Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic.

The tournament, now in its seventh year with a $1.6 million purse, features defending champion David Frost and 26 of the top 30 money winners from the 2016 Tour, including the first three winners of the year – Duffy Waldorf, Esteban Toledo and 2015 Charles Schwab Cup winner Bernhard Langer

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About the Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic

In addition to C Spire as the tournament's presenting sponsor, the Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic is uniquely funded by 11 other consortium partners, who see this event as an ideal way to promote the Mississippi Gulf Coast. The 2016 consortium partners are: C Spire, Mississippi Power, Beau Rivage Hotel & Resort-Fallen Oak, IP Resort & Spa, F.E.B. Distributing, Habitat for Humanity, Hard Rock Biloxi, Harrah's Gulf Coast, Hancock Bank, Hollywood Gulf Coast/Boomtown, Coca-Cola and Roy Anderson Corp. The tournament is administered through the MGRC Foundation, Inc. and will benefit Habitat for Humanity of the Mississippi Gulf Coast.

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