LPGA player Erica Blasberg, 25, dies
Police and an agent for 25-year-old Erica Blasberg say the LPGA Tour golfer has died.
California native Erica Blasberg turned pro in 2004 after a successful college career at University of Arizona.Hunter Martin
Henderson police spokesman Keith Paul said Monday that authorities were investigating Blasberg’s Sunday death. It was not immediately clear whether foul play was involved.
Blasberg’s agent, Chase Callahan, confirmed her death but declined to provide details because of the investigation.
A message left with the coroner’s office was not immediately returned.
Greg Allen, the former coach at the University of Arizona, remembers a fiery competitor whom the Wildcats affectionately called “Skip.” When Blasberg showed up to her first workout as a freshman in 2002, the trainer asked the team to warm up by skipping around the track. Blasberg didn’t know how to skip.
Blasberg was a decorated collegian, winning six tournaments in two years. She was named Golfweek’s 2003 Player of the Year after finishing the season No. 1 in the rankings. She also was ’03 NGCA Freshman of the Year, Pac-10 Player of the Year and competed on the victorious 2004 Curtis Cup team.
Golfweek’s Beth Ann Baldry and The Associated Press contributed to this report.