HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. -- Cleveland Golf/Srixon congratulates staffer Charlie Beljan for his dramatic win over the weekend at the PGA TOUR Children's Miracle Network Hospitals Classic at Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. In the place "Where Dreams Come True," the 28-year-old TOUR rookie persevered through shortness of breath, a racing heart and a massive headache to shoot 16-under par and notch his first career victory by two strokes. Beljan, a native of Mesa, Ariz., earned $846,000, a two-year exemption on the PGA TOUR, and berths into next year's Hyundai Tournament of Champions in Hawaii and The PGA Championship.
"It was incredible," said Beljan, whose wife, Merisa and newborn son, Graham, flew to the tournament Sunday to witness the victory. "It still isn't real."
The win comes five days before Cleveland® Golf launches its new 588™ RTX CB wedges featuring Rotex™ Face technology, and Beljan had three of the wedges - 52°, 56° and 60° - in play. Also, Beljan led the field in driving distance, averaging 307.4 yards off the tee with a Cleveland® Classic™ 290 driver (9.0°- Miyazaki™ B.Asha 5X).
"Charlie is a great player with a fantastic attitude," said Todd Harman, President of Cleveland® Golf/Srixon®. "Pushing through the physical ailments he experienced shows true determination and grit."
Beljan also used a Srixon® Z-TX™ iron (20°), Cleveland® 588™ Forged CB irons (4-PW) and a new Srixon® Z-STAR™ prototype ball, while wearing a Srixon® glove and carrying a Cleveland® Golf bag.
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