LGPA Tour Pro Erica Blasberg Dies at 25

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Erica Blasberg

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LPGA pro Erica Blasberg was found dead of unknown causes. She was 25.

“We are devastated to learn of the passing of Erica Blasberg,” said agent Chase Callahan in a statement announcing Blasberg’s death. “To most of the world, Erica was known as a professional golfer, but she was more than that. She was a loving daughter to her parents and a compassionate and loyal friend. “

Fast Facts:

  • Born July 14, 1984 in California.
  • Went to school at the University of Arizona, where she was the 2003 Pac-10 Player of the Year.
  • Nicknamed “Skip” in college, after she told a coach she didn’t know how to skip around a track.
  • Turned professional in 2004, when she joined the Futures Tour.
  • Qualified for the LPGA in the fall of 2004.
  • Best LPGA finish was 8th place, at the 2008 SBS Open in Hawaii.
  • Played only one tournament this year, tying for 44th at the Tres Marias Championship, held in Mexico in April.

Quotes

  • “She was part of our family for two years.  I can’t believe she’s gone.”
    GREG ALLEN, Blasberg’s former coach at the University of Arizona. (Fox Sports)

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