MOBILE, Ala. (CBS/AP) The Bell Micro LPGA Classic tournament will start as planned today, but without one of the LPGA's up and coming stars, Erica Blasberg.
"She was more than a golfer," said Michelle Wie, who played on the Curtis Cup team with Blasberg. "She was a really great person. She was always really sweet."
The 25-year-old died Sunday in her suburban Las Vegas home. Police haven't said how Blasberg died or if they suspect foul play.
Her agent said she had been all set to qualify for the field at Magnolia Grove on the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail.
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 told The Associated Press. "This is a very close-knit group of players and tour and we're saddened by what happened."
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