Rookie Beljan Defies Medical Advice To Get Maiden Win

Charlie Beljan held out for his first PGA Tour victory at the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals Classic – but it wasn’t as plain sailing as it sounds. It was only 2 days before that the rookie suffered a panic attack during his second round 64 and was taken to hospital.

He had been complaining of an elevated heart rate and shortness of breath, and told “I thought I literally had a chance to die.”

But he went against medical advice by continuing in the tournament which was justified as he carried on to win by two shots finishing up on 16 under par.

Robert Garrigus and Matt Every came joint second on 14 under par after shooting rounds of 68.

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