By Ross Hammonds
KEVIN KLAUS/Arizona Daily Wildcat
Freshman Erica Blasberg earned her first career individual title with a five-stroke victory last weekend.
Arizona Daily Wildcat
Wednesday October 23, 2002
Sport: Women's golf
Hometown: Corona, Calif.
Why she won: Blasberg won the Stanford Women's Intercollegiate in Palo Alto, Calif. with a three-under-par final round of 69, claiming her first-ever career victory. After a first round one-over-par 73, she was the only player to finish under par in each of the last two rounds, playing six-under-par in the final 36 holes.
Wildcat: Did you expect success this early?
Blasberg: Yeah, just because I ended my junior career strong.
Wildcat: How does it feel to win by five strokes?
Blasberg: Feels pretty good; it was a strong field. I'm glad I played well enough to be victorious.
Wildcat: What is your favorite cartoon and character?
Blasberg: "The Simpsons." Lisa, because she has an intellect.
Wildcat: What's your mini-golf handicap?
Blasberg: I don't know.
Wildcat: What is your favorite golf club? Stance? Lie?
Blasberg: My lob wedge. Uphill. A fairway bunker.
Wildcat: Which is better, "Caddyshack" or "Caddyshack 2?"
Wildcat: What kind of ball do you play with?
Blasberg: Titleist Pro V1.
Wildcat: What's the worst weather you've ever golfed in?
Blasberg: It was 45 degrees, windy, rainy and miserable.
Wildcat: Where was that?
Blasberg: I don't remember.
Wildcat: How many times have you yelled fore? How about four?
Blasberg: I don't yell fore, but someone in my group probably would.
Wildcat: If you could caddy for anyone, who?
Blasberg: Wow, that's a good question. Annika Sorenstam, because she dominates and is strong.
Wildcat: If you could play golf on any planet, which one would it be?
Blasberg: Wherever there's less gravity so my ball would go farther.
Wildcat: What's the coolest thing you've ever done in a golf cart?
Blasberg: We were trying to cut off a little road on a side of a hill, we got stuck and started sliding down the hill.
Wildcat: Do you want to be a member at Augusta National?
Blasberg: I don't care. There are so many good courses out there.
Wildcat: What are your plans for Family Weekend?
Blasberg: My mom's coming out for the weekend.
Wildcat: What are you guys going to do?
Blasberg: Whatever there is to do.
Wildcat: Word association: fairway.
Blasberg: Not there much.
Blasberg: Awesome player, role model.
Blasberg: Color I see every day.
Blasberg: Home and friends.