Iowa State golf team members react during a vigil for slain teammate Celia Barquin Arozamena, Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018, in Ames, Iowa. Barquin, who was the 2018 Big 12 women's golf champion and Iowa State Female Athlete of the Year, was found Monday morning in a pond at a golf course near the Iowa State campus. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

Vigil honors star golfer from Spain who was killed in Iowa

September 19, 2018 - 10:02 pm

AMES, Iowa (AP) — Teammates and others who knew an Iowa State University student-athlete who was killed this week while playing golf near the campus shared stories about her and lit candles in her memory.

The vigil Wednesday evening to remember 22-year-old 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.

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

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

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