27 Jun '11, 1am

Compton wins Mexico Open, ensures '12 Tour card:

The combination of high altitude and long hours ravaged Erik Compton’s body. He knew he had to keep fighting, though. It’s something the two-time heart transplant recipient has done his entire life, and now the greatest moment of his incredible career was within his grasp. “My body was just beat to heck this week. This was the hardest test for me, to play golf at this altitude with all these delays,” Compton told Golfweek . “It’s just fitting. I never gave up, even though my body was cramping down the stretch. “You just have to put your mind somewhere else and get the job done.” Compton did that, shooting a final-round 65 to win the Nationwide Tour’s Mexico Open by two shots. He finished at 17-under 271 at El Bosque Golf Club in the mountains of Leon, Mexico. The tournament was delayed more than 12 hours because of rain throughout the week. The Mexico Open was the 31-year-...

Full article: http://www.golfweek.com/news/2011/jun/26/compton-closes-6...

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