The details surrounding Erica Blasberg's death are not yet known. Blasberg was 25 years old and played two weeks ago in the Tres Marias Championship, finishing 44th. That was her first start of the 2010 season.
The body of Erica Blasberg, an LPGA player, was found Sunday afternoon at her home in Henderson, Nev., according to a police spokesman. No cause of death was disclosed, according to a spokeswoman for the Clark County Coroner's Office, because of the pending investigation.
Pictures of Erica Blasberg.
There arenít many details at this point, but you donít need details right now to realize just how sad this is. Itís never easy to understand why a person at such a young age passes away, and that case is no different here.
Henderson Police in Nevada released a statement that they will begin an investigation into the young American's death.
Blasberg, a charismatic golfer who was a former Pac-10 Player of the Year and member of the victorious 2004 Curtis Cup team, was a professional for six years, winning once on the Duramed Futures Tour in 2004 before qualifying for the LPGA Tour the following year. While highly decorated as an amateur, Blasberg struggled to reach the same heights as a professional. Her best finish was a tie for eighth.
When Corona High freshman Erica Blasberg was 3 years old, she rode in a golf cart while her parents, Mel and Debra, played. The first thing she learned about the game was to keep silent while other people were hitting.
Blasberg started playing competitively when she was 8. Now 14, she plays so well she has a lot of people talking about her. She's qualified for the California Interscholastic Federation girls' tournament June 8 at the Members Club in Murrieta. Competing against boys Monday and Wednesday, she tied for fifth place at the Mountain View League tournament and earned all-league honors.