LPGA’s Erica Blasberg dies at 25

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LPGA golfer Erica Blasberg, 25, died on Sunday in a Las Vegas suburb, according to police and her agent.

LPGA golfer Erica Blasberg, 25, died on Sunday in a Las Vegas suburb, according to police and her agent.

Keith Paul, a Henderson police spokesman said on Monday that the authorities were investigating Blasberg’s death but that it was not immediately clear whether foul play was involved.

Paul declined to say who had made the call, but said police responded to a 911 call and were dispatched to Blasberg’s suburban three-bedroom house at about 03.00 on Sunday.

Blasberg’s agent, Chase Callahan, confirmed her death but declined to provide details because of the ongoing investigation.

Blasberg played her only LPGA Tour event this year two weeks ago in Mexico where she tied for 44th in an event that marked the final appearance of former World No 1 Lorena Ochoa before her retirement.

Blasberg’s best finish as a professional was a tie for eighth at the 2008 SBS Open in Hawaii.

She was successful college golfer, winning six times in two years at the University of Arizona and playing for the USA in the Curtis Cup in 2004.

She turned professional in the same year.

LPGA spokesman David Higdon called Blasberg’s death a “tough hit” for women’s golf.

“She was a very popular player and well-liked and we’re going to miss her,” Higdon said.

“This is a very close-knit group of players and we’re saddened by what has happened.”

LPGA player Meg Mallon said she and her fellow players had been “hit hard” by the news

“I’m just very sad and just really kind of sick to my stomach that a life ended so young,” Mallon said.

Blasberg’s death was first reported by Golfweek magazine.

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