Coroner Says It Could Take 3 Months for Cause of Erica Blasberg's Death

Coached by her dad in her hometown of Orange, California, Blasberg quickly emerged as a star on the Arizona team, winning six tournaments in two years and becoming a two-time All-American. In 2003, she finished the season No. 1 in the rankings and was named NCAA Freshman of the Year, Pacific-10 Player of the Year and Golfweek's Player of the Year.

But teammate Ianello, now the assistant golf coach at Arizona, said Blasberg didn't gloat about her success. Off the course, she was one of the girls.

"She loved to go shopping, she always had makeup on," Ianello said. "She loved eating out with friends. She was very social, always was up for a good time."

While she was often bubbly, Ianello said Blasberg also remained guarded. Only a few people were really close to her, Ianello said, including Blasberg's boyfriend, Chase Callahan, who met her at Arizona their freshman year even though they came from the same hometown.

The couple broke up but remained friends, and Callahan later became her agent. On Tuesday, he released a statement to the press.

"We are devastated to learn of the passing of Erica Blasberg. To most of the world, Erica was known as a professional golfer, but she was more than that," the statement read. "She was a loving daughter to her parents and a compassionate and loyal friend. Erica had a good heart, was extremely kind and very thankful for what she had in her life."

Blasberg left school at the end of her sophomore year in 2004 to turn pro. But she struggled on the LPGA, never finishing higher than 94th on the money list.

The Mystery of Golfer Erica Blasberg's Death

Allen said when he saw her in December 2008, "She just told me she needed to play better."

"I don't know what her private life was like the last couple years," Allen said. "Maybe that was holding her back from being the best she could be. She had the talent. Whatever was holding her back I just don't know."

Ianello said Blasberg had another serious boyfriend until about three or four months ago, when they broke up. She believed Blasberg lived alone with her pet Yorkie in a house she bought in 2007.

"If you're struggling on the tour, it can be very stressful," Ianello said. "You're trying to make a living, you're traveling every week."

In the 2010 season, which just began, Blasberg had played only one event, at the Tres Marias Championship in Morelia, Mexico, where she tied for 44th two weeks ago.

"She had just finished a tournamount in Mexico. She was three under par," her father told ABC News. "And you know in golf, like sports, some people aren't in the right mood and you know you just have to deal with it. That wasn't the case. I mean I never saw her more positive. Last year was a lousy year. We thought she might even leave golf. That is not the case. I mean she couldn't wait."

"What I hope her legacy is going to be is that she instills confidence and drive in other people to emulate the way she was," Mel added. "She picked something to do, did it well and had a way of getting people to like her while she was doing it."

"I think it's what she will instill in people to come that gives us a positive about losing a life at 25 years old," he said.

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