It is going to be a close rivalry in the Southwestern League when it comes to girls’ golf this year. Each team has their own power players and Thursday, Sept. 16, the Temecula Valley girls’ golf team battled it out at Temecula Creek Inn against Vista Murrieta.

Katelyn Parr led the way for the Lady Golden Bears, shooting a 38 in their 213-226 win, but it was Lauren Sammon from Vista Murrieta taking top individual honors shooting an even par 36.

“Temecula Valley played well and will challenge for a league title this year,” Vista Murrieta head coach Ryen Heise said.

Other notable scorers include Jessica Coorey, who finished the round with a 44 for Temecula Valley, and Vista Murrieta’s Kahlea Manalang, who also shot 44. The first Southwestern League girls’ golf tournament of the year takes place this week, also being held at Temecula Creek Inn. Details from the event will be posted online at

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JP Raineri
JP Raineri

JP is an award-winning multimedia journalist, and head of the Sports Department for the Valley News. Over his time in the Temecula Valley, JP, a former Southwestern League head baseball coach, was also an on-air radio personality at Q103.3, KATY 101.3, Hot 103.9, and was a television host for the Outdoor Channel. When not covering local, or national sports, JP also serves as an Associate Baseball Scout with NSR.