Out of hospital, Beljan keeps lead at Disney

Out of hospital, Beljan keeps lead at Disney
November 10, 2012, 4:22 pm

Charlie Beljan lines up his putt on the eighth green during the third round of the Children's Miracle Network Hospitals golf tournament in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., on Saturday, Nov. 10, 2012. (AP Photo/Reinhold Matay)

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LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) Charlie Beljan went against a doctor's recommendation that he not play golf, and he's glad he did.

One day after Beljan endured a panic attack that caused a spike in blood pressure and made him fear for his life, he managed just fine Saturday in the Children's Miracle Network Hospitals Classic. He had a 1-under 71 that gave him a two-shot lead going into the final round at Disney and a chance to do more than just keep his card. The 28-year-old rookie now is one round from winning.

Beljan slept for about only an hour overnight. Despite a pair of early bogeys, he bounced back with three birdies and finished at 13-under 203. He was two shots ahead of Brian Gay, Josh Teater and Charlie Wi.