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Erik Compton reaches final stage

Updated: November 21, 2010, 8:28 AM ET
By Bob Harig | ESPN.com

Two-time heart transplant recipient Erik Compton and former teen phenom Ty Tryon are among the players who advanced Saturday to the final stage of the PGA Tour Qualifying Tournament.

Compton, 31, suffered a heart attack three years ago, necessitating a second heart transplant in the spring of 2008. He made national headlines when he made it through a first-stage qualifier with the aid of a golf cart just five months later.

Playing at Hombre Golf Club in Panama City Beach, Fla., Compton ...

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