Thursday, November 13, 2008
Erik Compton Continues To Roll, Fires 2-under 70 In First Round of Second Stage
This guy was never supposed to make it this far. Not in golf, not in life, not in anything.
Erik Compton, playing on his third heart after two successful heart transplants, needed a four-under 68 in the final round of first stage of PGA Tour Qualifying School just to get to second stage, and with a little added confidence has yet to look back.
Compton fired a 2-under 70 to find himself in a t-19, just ahead of the 20 spots that advance to that all-important last stage of Q-School. His round included four birdies, two bogeys and what I'm assuming is a lot of fan support.
The 28-year-old continues play today at Southern Hills Plantation Course in Brooksville, Florida, and you can follow his round right here.