Spanish golf is in mourning as the death of 22-year-old Spanish golf star Celia Barquín Arozamena was confirmed.
Golf course victim identified as 22 yr old Celia Barquin Arozamena. Former Big 12 Female Golfer of the year and ISU female athlete of the year. https://t.co/Qr2kVu4Vqj— Justin Surrency (@JustinSurrency) 18 de septiembre de 2018
Spanish golf star murdered
According to the Ames police in Iowa, USA, at 10:24 on Monday, they identified a golf bag in the Coldwater golf course with no one around it. A short distance away from the bag they located the player's lifeless body. Initial investigations by the Ames police have determined that Barquín was assaulted and that she died during the attack.
***Update*** Ames Police charge Collin Daniel Richards, age 22 with 1st Degree Murder. Please keep the victim and her family in your thoughts and prayers. pic.twitter.com/XmpSx9X0m0— Ames Police (@AmesPolice) 18 de septiembre de 2018
Ames' security forces have identified and detained a suspect, Collin Daniel Richards, 22, whom they accuse of first-degree murder.
Barquín, from the Cantabrian municipality of Puente de San Miguel and a student at the University of Iowa State until last year, was one of the most promising young Spanish golfers on the scene. In 2018 she had already seen triumphs in tournaments such as the Big 12 Championship and the Ladies Amateur European Championship held at the Penati Golf Club in Slovakia. Additionally, Barquin was chosen last year as the Female Athlete of the Year by the University of Iowa State and managed to qualify for the Women's US Open, although eventually not making the cut.
Tributes have been flooding in following the tragic news..
Who is the alleged killer of Celia Barquin Arozamena?... https://t.co/w7izFZahWC— We Are Iowa Local 5 (@weareiowa5news) 18 de septiembre de 2018
“Celia had an infectious smile, a bubbly personality and anyone fortunate enough to know her was blessed. Our Cyclone family mourns the tragic loss of Celia, a spectacular student-athlete and ISU ambassador.” - ISU Athletics Director Jamie Pollard— Iowa State WGolf (@CycloneWGOLF) 18 de septiembre de 2018