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Posted: Wednesday, February 13, 2019 11:52 pm

Golf has been Fahtima Avila’s game since age 4, and it will continue to be in college.

The Brownsville Veterans Memorial senior signed a scholarship Wednesday at the school library to play golf next fall at Texas A&M-Kingsville University. The Javelinas compete in NCAA Division II.

Honestly, it’s a true blessing to sign an athletic scholarship like this,” said Avila, a member of the Brownsville Veterans girls golf teams that have advanced to Class 5A state tournaments during each of the past two school years. “Who knew that a sport that you have fun doing every day in good or bad weather could help you out in a big way getting you to college? I’m so honored. It’s just truly a blessing.”

Going into 2019’s second half of school year competition, Avila ranks second in the Rio Grande Valley among female high school golfers with a 76.11 stroke average for 18 holes. In five tournaments so far this season, she’s finished either first or second.

For more on this story, please visit RGVSports.com.

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