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Erica Blasberg Update: LPGA Carries on Without Star Golfer

In this photo taken on April 12, 2007, golfer Erica Blasberg acknowledges the gallery after making her putt on the 17th hole during the first round of the LPGA Ginn Open golf tournament in Reunion, Fla. Chase Callahan, the agent for Blasberg, said Tuesday, May 11, 2010, she had her bags packed for a tournament in Alabama when she died suddenly at her home in suburban Henderson, Nev. Blasberg's sudden death on Sunday at home in Henderson is being investigated by police and the Clark County coroner. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack, File
AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack, File
Erica Blasberg (AP/Phelan M. Ebenhack, File)

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.

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"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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