Monday 10 December 2018

Vigil held for golfing champ (22) murdered while playing on Iowa course

Victim Celia Barquín.
Victim Celia Barquín.
Iowa State golf team members during the vigil (Charlie Neibergall/AP)
Friends of Celia Barquin Arozamena react during a vigil (Charlie Neibergall/AP)
Students during a vigil for Iowa State University student Celia Barquin Arozamena (Charlie Neibergall/AP)
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Teammates of an Iowa State University student who was killed while playing golf near the campus have lit candles at a vigil to remember the 22-year-old.

The vigil for Celia Barquin Arozamena drew a large crowd north of the Campanile, a bell tower on the Ames campus.

Several speakers, including women's golf coach Christie Martens, talked about the star golfer from Spain.

Barquin, an engineering student, was the Big 12 women's golf champion this year.

Iowa State golf team members during the vigil (Charlie Neibergall/AP)
Iowa State golf team members during the vigil (Charlie Neibergall/AP)

Those who attended the vigil also signed cards for Barquin's family.

Barquin's body was found on Monday at Coldwater Golf Links in Ames.

Friends of Celia Barquin Arozamena react during a vigil (Charlie Neibergall/AP)
Friends of Celia Barquin Arozamena react during a vigil (Charlie Neibergall/AP)

Police charged a 22-year-old homeless man who had been staying in an encampment near the golf course with first-degree murder in her stabbing death.

Students during a vigil for Iowa State University student Celia Barquin Arozamena (Charlie Neibergall/AP)
Students during a vigil for Iowa State University student Celia Barquin Arozamena (Charlie Neibergall/AP)

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