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Out of hospital, Beljan keeps lead at Disney

Updated at: 11/10/2012 6:05 PM
By DOUG FERGUSON

(AP) LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. - 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.

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