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Tuesday June 28, 2011

Two-time heart transplant recipient Compton wins Mexico Open

LEON (Mexico): Two-time heart transplant recipient Erik Compton (pic) has won the Nationwide Tour’s Mexico Open, closing with a seven-under 65 on Sunday for a two-stroke victory over Richard H. Lee.

The 31-year-old Compton was diagnosed at age nine with cardiomyopathy, an enlarging of the heart that hinders its ability to pump blood. Three years later in 1992, he received a new heart. That one failed in 2008, and he needed another transplant.

Compton finished at 17-under 271 on the El Bosque Country Club course. He earned US$126,000 to push his season total to US$215,709, putting him in position to earn a 2012 PGA Tour card as a top-25 finisher on the developmental tour’s money list.

Lee bogeyed the par-5 18th for a 69. — AP

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