Beljan out of hospital
Last updated: 11th November 2012
He might "not be feeling that great", but Charlie Beljan is determined to continue playing in the Children's Miracle Network Hospitals Classic.
The 28-year-old American shot an eight-under 64 on Friday to claim a three-shot lead after two rounds, but his joy didn't last too long as he was taken away on a stretcher and transported to hospital with breathing problems, an increased heart rate, high blood pressure and numbness in his arms.
After being treated and getting only an hour's sleep while in hospital, he returned to Disney on Saturday.
"I'm still not feeling that great," Beljan said on the putting green. "But shoot, the position I'm in, it's kind of hard not to show up."
He added: "Yesterday, I honestly feared for me life."
The rookie revealed that he only took his shoes off at 0930 GMT, and he slept for only one hour before being released.
"They released me saying that they thought I was good enough... maybe not to go play golf, but at least to leave the hospital," Beljan said.
"I'm making the decision to come out here and play. Who knows if we'll last two holes? Who knows if we'll last 18 holes? We're just going to take it one shot a time, which I did yesterday, and ended up pretty good."
He added: "Maybe an anxiety or panic attack that spun out of control, having to fight it for six hours or so," he said. "But as far as blood work, the CAT scan, the lungs, the heart, everything was wonderful, which was a huge relief. But still, I'm going to have to go back out there and face the feelings today."
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