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Erica Blasberg

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Erica Blasberg is a golfer who plays on the LPGA Tour. She was born July 14, 1984 in Orange, California and now lives in Corona, California. She did well as an amateur. She was a medalist at the 2000 U.S. Junior Girls' Amateur Championship, and in 2003 she reached the quarter finals of the U.S. Women's Amateur Championships. She was at the University of Arizona, but she left after her sophomore year to turn pro. She was an All-American in 2003 and 2004, NCAA Freshman of the Year in 2003, and Pac-10 Player of the Year in 2003. In 2004 she was on the winning United States Curtis Cup team. Golfer teeing off at the start of a hole Golf is an outdoor game where individual players or teams play a small ball into a hole using various clubs. ... The LPGA is the Ladies Professional Golf Association. ... July 14 is the 195th day (196th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 170 days remaining. ... 1984 is a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Orange is a city located in Orange County, California. ... Corona is a city located in Riverside County, California. ... 2000 is a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 2003 is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The University of Arizona is an institution of higher learning located in Tucson, Arizona. ... All-American, a Broadway musical with book by Mel Brooks, music by Charles Strouse, and lyrics by Lee Adams, opened in New York on March 19, 1962, and played 80 performances. ... 2004 is a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA, often said NC-Double-A) is a voluntary association of about 1200 institutions, conferences, organizations and individuals that organizes the athletics programs of many colleges and universities in the United States. ... The Pacific Ten Conference (Pac-10) is a college athletic conference which operates in the western United States. ... The Curtis Cup is the best known team tournament for women amateur golfers. ...


Blasberg turned professional in June 2004 and played on the Futures Tour that season. She won the Laconia Savings Bank Futures Golf Classic. She won "non-exempt" status for the main LPGA Tour at the 2004 LPGA Final Qualifying Tournament. (Non-exempt status means she gets to play on the tour, but doesn't get into all the best events. Because of this, Blasberg still plays on the Futures Tour occasionally.) The Futures Tour is the second tier womens professional golf tour in the United States. ...


Blasberg has had a moderate start on the main tour, making the cut in most of her events, but not contending for the leading places. She was disqualified once over a mix up about handing in her card, but she told ESPN it was unfair and cruel. The next week she shot a hole in one and won a Toyota. She just fired her caddie, which she says was a real tough thing to do, but she wasn't satisfied with her results and wanted to do something about it. ESPN, an abbreviation of Entertainment and Sports Programming Network, is an American cable television network dedicated to broadcasting sports-related programming 24 hours a day. ... Toyota redirects here. ...


Blasberg is one of the LPGA's more photogenic players, and Tour has given her a role in its marketing by asking her to write a "Rookie Blog" for the 2005 season. ESPN radio has compared her to Natalie Gulbis, the golfer who did a swimsuit calendar. ESPN, an abbreviation of Entertainment and Sports Programming Network, is an American cable television network dedicated to broadcasting sports-related programming 24 hours a day. ... Natalie Anne Gulbis (b. ...


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PUMA Signs LPGA Rising Star Erica Blasberg | Design Forums (483 words)
Blasberg is the first female professional golfer signed by PUMA and will wear PUMA's new performance Golf apparel and footwear collection on the course during this year's Ladies' Professional Golf Association (LPGA) Tour.
Erica will also be dressed in PUMA Golf apparel pieces from the women's collection with special colors designed just for her appearance on the tour.
As an amateur, Blasberg was quickly noticed for her skills on the American Junior Golf Association, earning such honors as a three-time first team Polo All American and winner of the 2002 Rolex Tournament of Champions.
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