Annual Rogers Scholarship golf tournament a success

The first-place winners at this year’s Rogers Scholarship golf tournament were, from left, Zach Martin, Nancy Holcombe, Pam Prescott and David Lackey.

PICKENS — Sixteen teams participated in the 10th annual Charles F. Rogers Scholarship Award Golf Tournament held at Pickens Country Club on May 10. The event, which is held annually, raised money for scholarships that will be awarded to Pickens High School basketball team members who plan to further their education. Each year a senior from the girls and boys varsity basketball teams are awarded the scholarship award.

This will be the eleventh year the scholarship has been presented in honor of the late Charles Rogers, a man who gave so much to Pickens High School as a player and coach for so many years.

“Charles Rogers’ legacy lives through this award,” PHS girls’ coach Butch Morris said. “It is a joy to honor a man that gave so much of his time and talents to Pickens High School, as well as our community.”

First-place winners of the tournament were Nancy Holcombe, Pam Prescott, Zach Martin and David Lackey. Second place went to Kevin Gilstrap, Jon Earles, Brian Gibson and Greg Weber. Third-place team members were Stan Butler, Steve Corn, Rick Corn and Dusty Oates. Other winners were Pam Prescott and Ellis McNeely for longest drive and Charlie Hendricks and Chico Adams for closest to the pin.

Of course, the big winners from the tournament are the future recipients of the scholarship award, as donations brought in almost $2.000. The first year the award was given in 2004, seniors received $200, and currently each recipient receives $1.000. The scholarship money they receive can be put towards their college education.

“This scholarship fund continues to grow thanks to so many caring and giving individuals,” Morris said.

Morris also expressed thanks to Rodney Wakefield for coordinating the event again this year.

“A sincere thank you to all the participants and the wonderful volunteers that made this tournament run so smoothly,” Morris said.

Donations for the fund can be turned in at SCBT in Pickens.