Rod Pampling ekes out victory at Boeing Classic

8/22/2021 8:45:53 PM EST

Rod Pampling's final-round, 6-under 66 was enough to earn him a one-stroke victory at the Boeing Classic at TPC Snoqualmie Ridge in Snoqualmie, Wash.

The Australian finished at 12-under 204, one better than Jim Furyk, Billy Mayfair and Tim Herron, to secure his first Champions Tour title.

"You look at all the Hall of Famers are just phenomenal out here," Pampling said. "There's so many and they still play really good golf, which people think they don't, but I'll tell you what, they play so good. ... To get a win you've got to play good and thankfully I did today."

Pampling opened with an eagle at the par-5 first hole and added six birdies and two bogeys the rest of the way. Having finished earlier in the day than his chief competitors, Pampling told reporters at the time he hoped to have a chance in a playoff.

But no playoff was necessary. Furyk bogeyed No. 17 to slip out of a share for the lead. He and 36-hole leader Woody Austin, playing in the final pairing Sunday, had one last chance to tie Pampling or pass him outright on the par-5 18th hole. But Furyk missed a birdie putt to join Pampling at 12 under, and Austin bogeyed the hole.

"It was a good putt, but I didn't hit it hard enough," Furyk said. "If I hit that ball where it goes a foot by the hole, I knock it in."

Furyk shot a 70 Sunday, Herron had a 67 and Mayfair posted a 69. Austin (72) and Germany's Alex Cejka (66) tied for fifth at 10 under.

Pampling, 51, had three PGA Tour wins in his career, most recently in 2016.

"I hit everything good, felt in control most of the time," Pampling said of his round. "You know, it's golf. Sometimes it works out."

--Field Level Media

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