Danny Lee's hopes of retaining his PGA Tour card for 2013 now
rely on him progressing through two stages of qualifying
school after he missed the cut at the Children's Miracle
Network Hospitals Classic in Florida today.
The New Zealand No 1 started the tournament 164th on the PGA
Tour money list with US$359,111 and realistically needed a
top-three finish to climb into the top 125 to retain his card
for 2013. But that is now gone after he fired a second-round
72 to go with yesterday's 74 to finish two over and miss the
It was a dramatic day, with leader Charlie Beljan taken away
in an ambulance - he even told his caddie he feared he was
going to die - after shooting a remarkable eight under 64 to
lead by three shots at the halfway mark.
He complained of trouble breathing before teeing off, sought
treatment from paramedics at the turn and was taken to
hospital after his second round.
Paramedics apparently told the 28-year-old his blood pressure
was high and reports also suggested Beljan complained of an
elevated heart rate, shortness of breath and heart
"I think he was scared," caddie Rick Adcox told reporters.
"He kept saying he thought he was going to die. He just had
that feeling. I don't know why. But it was spooky."
It wasn't immediately clear what was wrong with Beljan or
whether he would play in the third round.