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Erica Blasberg
2008 LPGA Championship - Erica Blasberg 1.jpg
Personal Information
Birth July 14, 1984 (1984-07-14) (age 25)
Corona, California, United States
Height 5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)
Nationality  United States
Residence Las Vegas, Nevada
College University of Arizona (two years)
Career
Turned Pro 2004
Current tour LPGA Tour (joined 2005)
Previous tour Futures Tour (joined 2004)
Professional wins 1 on Futures Tour
Best Results in Major Championships
Kraft Nabisco MC: 2004
LPGA Championship T76: 2007
U.S. Women's Open T39: 2007
Women's British Open DNP

Erica Blasberg (born July 14, 1984) is an American golfer who plays on the LPGA Tour. She was born in Orange, California and now lives in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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Amateur career

As an amateur, she was a medalist at the 2000 U.S. Junior Girls' Amateur Championship, and in 2003 she reached the quarterfinals of the U.S. Women's Amateur Championships. She attended the University of Arizona and was the country's #1 ranked player as a freshmen, compiling six victories before leaving in her sophomore year to turn pro. She was an All-America in 2003 and 2004, NCAA Freshman of the Year in 2003, Pac-10 Player of the Year in 2003 and won the Golfists Cup, awarded for the NCAA women's lowest stroke average, in 2003. In 2004 she was on the winning United States Curtis Cup team.

Professional career

Blasberg turned professional in June 2004 and played on the Futures Tour that season. She won the Laconia Savings Bank Futures Golf Classic and en route to her first professional win broke the Tour's 18 hole scoring record, shooting a 62. She earned non-exempt status for the LPGA Tour at the 2004 LPGA Final Qualifying Tournament. Non-exempt status meant she was able to play on the Tour, but only when space was available in events.

Blasberg started on the LPGA Tour in 2005, making the cut in most of her early events but not contending for top positions. She was disqualified from the Chick-fil-A Charity Championship in May 2005 when she left the scoring tent without signing her card.[1]. Blasberg later told reporters that the rule infraction was poorly handled by the officials. The next week she made a hole in one and won a Mercury SUV. At mid-season she fired her caddie, which she says was a tough thing to do, but she wasn't satisfied with her results and wanted to do something about it. She ended 2005 a disappointing 109th on the money list. She was chosen to play in the 2005 Lexus Cup, where she won two matches and halved another, including a 98 yard hole out on the 18th to win a match. In 2006, despite a late season rally she once again finshed just outside the top one hundred on the money list, but a successful visit to Qualifying School won her exempt status for the first time in her career for the 2007 season.

In 2007, she finished 104th on the money list. She chose not to return to Qualifying School, leaving her once-again as a non-exempt player for 2008.

Personal life

Blasberg is considered one of the LPGA's more photogenic players and Puma has made her their world wide marketing symbol for their golf line clothing. ESPN radio has compared her to Natalie Gulbis, an LPGA golfer who did a swimsuit calendar.[2]

Professional wins (1)

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Futures Tour (1)

Results in LPGA majors

Tournament 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
Kraft Nabisco Championship CUT DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
LPGA Championship DNP DNP DNP T76 CUT CUT
U.S. Women's Open CUT DNP DNP T39 DNP DNP
Women's British Open DNP DNP DNP DNP T64 DNP

DNP = did not play
CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" = tied
Green background for wins. Yellow background for top-10.

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