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Charlie Beljan goes from panic attack to PGA Tour winner

Charlie Beljan lines up his putt on the ninth hole during the final round of the Children's Miracle Network Hospitals golf tournament in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., Sunday, Nov. 11, 2012. (AP Photo/Reinhold Matay)
November 11, 2012 - 4:21 PM

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. - Charlie Beljan had no reason to panic Sunday. His wild week at Disney ended with a comfortable lead and his first PGA Tour victory.

Beljan, who felt as if he was going to die Friday from a panic attack that sent him to the hospital, ran off four straight birdies around the turn and built a five-shot lead on the back nine. He closed with a bogey for a 3-under 69 and a two-shot win in the Children's Miracle Network Hospitals Classic.

The 28-year-old rookie threw his putter and repeatedly pumped his fists. He was in danger of losing his card in the final event of the year, and now has a two-year exemption.

Tim Herron was the other winner, closing with a 69 to barely move into the top 125.

News from © The Associated Press, 2012
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