Cyclone women’s golfer Celia Barquin Arozamena qualifies for U.S. Women’s Open

Sophomore Celia Barquin taking shots at the Cyclones’ practice facility

Noah Rohlfing

Iowa State women’s golfer Celia Barquin Arozamena qualified for the U.S. Women’s open on Monday, becoming the third Cyclone in team history to compete in the women’s major. 

Shelley Finnestad and Beth Bader are the other former Cyclones to play in the event. 

After finishing out her Cyclone career last week at the NCAA Madison Regional (where Iowa State failed to qualify for the NCAA Championships), Barquin Arozamena went to Stillwater, Oklahoma to play in the Open Sectional Qualifier. 

After shooting a 6-over-par 78 in the first round, she finished her second round with a 5-under-par 31 on the back nine to force a two-person playoff for the final qualifying spot. She then won the sudden-death playoff.

Barquin Arozamena, a native of Puente San Miguel, Spain, is the Cyclones’ all-time scoring average leader at 73.44 strokes per round.

The U.S. Women’s Open will take place from May 31-June 3 at Shoal Creek Country Club in Birmingham, Alabama.