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SUNDAY SCARE
JOHN GARRITY
September 19, 2005
Soon after clinching the Cup, Meg Mallon had to be hospitalized
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September 19, 2005

Sunday Scare

Soon after clinching the Cup, Meg Mallon had to be hospitalized

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MEG MALLON, who clinched the U.S. Solheim Cup victory with her Sunday singles victory, went from tourney to gurney before the sun had set. The 42-year-old LPGA veteran grew faint and had an irregular heartbeat as the team bus pulled into the media center parking lot after the closing ceremonies at Crooked Stick. "Her [pulse] was racing at 266 beats a minute," said LPGA spokesperson Kathy Widick. While her teammates watched in alarm, Mallon was loaded into an ambulance and rushed to an area hospital, where she was treated for dehydration and low potassium levels. She was held overnight for observation. Heat, stress and the excitement of victory were blamed for the attack.

According to Widick, Mallon's teammates visited her on Sunday night and found her "resting comfortably." The golfer checked out of the hospital on Monday morning and flew to Tulsa, where she planned to play in the John Q. Hammons Hotel Classic. --J.G.

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