Celia Barquin Arozamena shoots 76 in first round of U.S. Women’s Open


Iowa State junior Celia Barquin warms up during practice. 

Noah Rohlfing

Former Cyclone women’s golfer Celia Barquin Arozamena made her U.S. Women’s Open debut on Thursday, teeing off at 6:51 a.m. from Shoal Creek Golf Club in Birmingham, Alabama. 

Arozamena started on the first hole, and parred her first eight holes of the day. A double-bogey on the ninth hole dropped her score to 2-over-par, and she went out with a 38. 

She followed the double with a bogey on 10, dropping to 3-over-par. A birdie on the par-4 14th brought her back to +2 before back-to-back bogeys on 16 and 17 dropped Arozamena to +4. 

She parred 18 to finish with a 4-over-par 76 in her first taste of an LPGA major tournament. 

Arozamena is in a tie for 96th place after one round, nine shots off the three women at -5. The top 60 players and ties will make the cut after the second round. 

Arozamena tees off in the second round Friday at 12:31 p.m. Fox Sports 1 will have coverage starting at 2 p.m.