Scholarship golf tourney continues to be successful

First place winner were Mark Allison, David Allison, Todd Sudduth. Not pictured Wally Frye

First place winner were Mark Allison, David Allison, Todd Sudduth. Not pictured Wally Frye

PICKENS — Twelve teams participated in the 9th annual Charles F. Rogers Scholarship Award Golf Tournament held at Pickens Country Club on May 18.

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 tenth 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. 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”, stated varsity girls coach Butch Morris.

Winners of the tournament were first place – David Allison, Mark Allison, Todd Sudduth & Wally Frye. Second place went to Steve Corn, Rick Corn, Jeff Turner and Steve Beasley. Third place team members were Johnny Hatton, Sandy Henry, Charles Hendricks and James Thompson. Other winners were Johnny Hatton for longest drive, Larry Bowens, Bryan Clevenger and Mark Allison for closest to the pin.

Of course the big winners from this golf tournament are the future recipients of this scholarship award as donations brought in over $2000. The first year the award was given in 2004, seniors received $200. This year the scholarship award will be $1000. 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 remarked.

Special thanks to Rodney Wakefield for coordinating this event again this year. A sincere thank you to all the participants and the wonderful volunteers that made this tournament run so smoothly. Donations for this fund can be turned in at SCBT in Pickens.