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LPGA golfer Erica Blasberg remembered as 'goofy, fun-loving and ultra-competitive'

May 19, 2010 |  3:35 pm

LPGA golfer Erica Blasberg was remembered in a public memorial Wednesday in Corona. Her sudden death on May 9 remains a mystery.

Family members, friends and professional golfers shared memories at Eagle Glen Golf Club in Corona, where Blasberg played in high school. Two golf bags stitched with her name were next to her coffin.

Some of the remarks:

-- Her agent, Chase Callahan, called her "goofy, fun-loving and ultra-competitive," adding: "She was a machine when it came to smacking drives down the fairway ... she never missed."

-- Greg Allen, Blasberg's golf coach at the University of Arizona, said she loved his wife's homemade cornbread and always had a "perfect bow in her hair to match today's outfit." He also said she was so enthusiastic about golf that once she showed up for a 6 a.m. golf tournament at 2 a.m.

-- Blasberg was "the girl who could floor you with a grin," her friend Shane Bacon said.

-- Her mother, Debbie Blasberg, who held her daughter's Yorkie, Wynnston, in her arms and urged the attendees to remember their own children: "Just tell them you love them because you don't know the next time you're going to see them."

-- Her father, Mel Blasberg, said: "I love her beyond the bounds of Earth."

Blasberg was in her sixth season on the LPGA Tour.

-- Chuck Schilken

The Associated Press contributed to this report.