Celia Barquin Arozamena was a Spanish golfer. On September 17, 2018, Celia was found dead on an Iowa golf course. She died at the age 22.
Celia was born on July 6, 1996 in Puente San Miguel, Cantabria, Spain. As an amateur golfer, she won the 2018 European Ladies Amateur Championship. She shot a course-record 63 at Slovakia’s Penati Golf Resort in the third round to clinch the title. Prior to that, she also won 2017 Copa Match Play Comunidad Valenciana and 2018 Big 12 Women’s Championship.
Barquin was described as outstanding team player by the Royal Spanish Golf Federation. She was the part of Spanish team which came third and second at the 2015 and 2016 European Amateur Team Championship.
During her time at United States, she had been a member of the Iowa State Cyclones women’s golf team from 2014 to 2018. She was ranked 69 nationally by Golfweek and was only the third ISU women’s golfer to compete in the US Women’s Open championship.
Celia Barquin Arozamena was a leading athlete student at Iowa State University. According to the University, she was going to finish her degree in Civil Engineering this semester.
On September 17, 2018, her body was found dead by a police. They said that she died following an assault. Collins Daniel Richards has been identified and charged with the murder.