(LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla.) — Charlie Beljan ended his crazy weekend at Disney with a two-shot win at the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals Classic on Sunday.
Beljan had been taken to the hospital after Friday’s second round, which he spent the night there, followed by playing Saturday on an hour of sleep. He closed with a 3-under 69, just two days after being brought to the hospital for high blood pressure and having trouble breathing.
“What a joy,” Beljan said of his first career PGA Tour win. “This is the greatest feeling ever.”
Beljan was No. 139 on the PGA Tour money list coming into the final event of the year. With the win, he earned a two-year exemption, a trip to Maui for the Tournament of Championship and a spot in the PGA Championship next year.
“Nothing short of a miracle,” Beljan said. “I had to fight through it.”
“I’m still speechless, it hasn’t sent in, I really don’t know what to do,” Beljan said after earning $846, 000 for the victory. “I just know that I don’t have to go to Q-school this year or next year.”
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Eliott C. McLaughlin, CNN Newswire
Jill Martin, CNN