Compton wins Mexican Open

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Erik Compton (M ’02), the former UGA golfer and two-time heart transplant recipient, won the Nationwide Tour’s Mexican Open in June. The win made Compton the number two player on the Nationwide Tour and most likely ensured he will receive his PGA Tour card by year’s end. Compton received his first heart transplant in 1992 at age 12 after he was diagnosed with cardiomyopathy. He had a second transplant after a near-fatal heart attack in 2007.