Vikings News · Golf coach writes Tributes to Senior Golfers

To my Senior Viking golfers:
We all know that this is not the ending that you would have written for your high school athletic careers. However, I hope that at some point in time you will reflect on ALL of your time as an athlete at Spartanburg High School and will do so fondly. We appreciate and respect all of the work and dedication you have provided to represent your school and you will Always Be a Viking!


from: Coach Todd White

Drew Mason: After being involved with baseball for many years, Drew joined our golf program last season and was in his 2nd year with the team. Although Drew was only with the program a short period of time I will never forget his tireless work ethic, “team-first” attitude, and his thirst for knowledge about the game of golf. Drew is a very conscientious young man who strives to help make those around him better. I will miss him next season but I wish him nothing but the best as he continues his academic endeavors next year at Wofford College.

Bennett Rudolph: Next season will be my first season at Spartanburg High without Bennett as a part of the golf program. Over the past six years I have watched Bennett progress from a quiet 7th grader that didn’t hit it very far to a quiet high school senior leader who hits it a mile. However, his determination, competitiveness, and leadership qualities never changed. Bennett is a leader and has been the constant that I could always rely on and I will miss him next year as a part of the team. I wish him the very best and hope that he enjoys Gainesville and The Swamp next year as he attends the University of Florida.

Jake Vaughan: Jake was competing in his first season as a Viking after transferring to SHS from Chesnee. Jake’s demeanor and competitiveness endeared him quickly with his new teammates. Unfortunately, his lone season as a Viking was cut short but he made an immediate contribution to the team in the matches that were played. I just wish that Jake had been a part of our program for more seasons and I’m sorry that his senior season with us was cut short. I wish Jake nothing but success going forward as he continues his academic pursuits.