HOLTVILLE HIGH SCHOOL’S Rachel Chambers (from left),
Vincent Memorial High School's Jimena Ramirez and Southwest
High School's Demi Preece pose at the Imperial Valley League
girls' golf tournament at Yuma's Las Barranca golf course on Oct.
22. Ramirez was the IVL champion, with Preece coming in second
and Chambers coming in third. | PHOTO COURTESY OF KARIN CHAMBERS
On Tuesday, Oct. 22, the top-12 individual
girls’ golfers, along with extra representatives, competed in a final match to
round out their Imperial Valley League season scores.
The IVL finals were held at Las Barranca
golf course in Yuma, a neutral course that wasn’t home to any of the competing
Representing Holtville High School was Rachel
Chambers, who at the time was ranked third in IVL, and Audrey Rose Abatti, who
was ranked 11th.
Seven schools attended this event, and how
the individuals placed in the finals did not determine their final placing in
However, Holtville High’s golfers’
starting ranks would be their final rankings.
The championship winner was Jimena Ramirez
of Vincent Memorial High with a 40. In second was Demi Preece of Southwest High
in El Centro with a 41, and third was Viking golfer Rachel Chambers with a 45.
And that was their final overall rankings for this season.
Jemina Ramirez will be graduating from
Vincent Memorial this year (2020). However, Demi Preece and Rachel Chambers will
be back next year to go head to head again. Demi and Rachel have been rivaling
each other with their scores since their freshman year of high school. Next
year will be their senior year. Who will be our final champion?