Women golfers react to Celia Barquín Arozamena’s death

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WEST DES MOINES – As women play the game of golf, Celia Barquín Arozamena will stay on their mind.

“I think it will certainly be present for awhile. To be thinking about this talented woman who frankly was out enjoying a beautiful day and tragedy struck,” said West Des Moines Resident Debra Ingram. 

Debra says when she heard the news about Barquín Arozamena’s death, it took her breath away. She along with many who play golf, never imagined something like that would happen out on the course. 

“I was shocked, scared, stunned, shaken, and it made me nervous a little bit. Sometimes I do come out and play by myself,” said Clive Resident Pamela Sadler. 

But while their wounds may be recent, they say Barquín Arozamena’s tragic death won’t stop their passion. They’ll continue to play in her honor. 

“I try not to live my life in that way. Bad things happen whenever. You just have to be cognoscente about what’s going on around you,” said West Des Moines Resident Christina Cohen. 

Their advice to other women is to keep supporting one another and live in the moment.

“We cannot be intimidated and scared from doing what we love to do and what we want to do. It’s part of who we are and we have a right as females, as human beings, to be out there and pursue our love, our passion, and what we want to do,” said Sadler.

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