2023 SAS Championship – Pampling outlasts field, wins in wire-to-wire finish

Rod Pampling stays focused, cards final round 65, finishes at -15 overall

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Peter Koutroumpis (@pksport)


CARY, NC – Rod Pampling finished what he started at the 2023 SAS Championship at Prestonwood Country Club on Sunday.

The 54-year old Australian posted a 5-under par 67 and became the third player to go wire-to-wire – 66-68-67-201 (-15) – in the 23-year history of the SAS Championship since two-time winner Russ Cochran did it to win in 2010 and 2013.

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Staying the course

“A great ball-striking day, all week I should say, and just putting was well, everything was just nice. So, it’s a great feeling to win again, that’s for sure. It’s awesome,” Pampling said greenside afterwards.

“I just stayed patient you know, I just just walked as slow as I could just to keep things in check, and didn’t rush with anything. So yeah, it was a long day. But you know, we expected coming in, obviously we knew we were going to be in for it. So you just eat the food and take your time, and thankfully it wasn’t too, too quick out there, so we could move slowly.”

SAS Championship 2023 Golf Leaderboard – PGA TOUR

Notables: Reigning Charles Schwab Cup winner Steven Alker (13-under) closed with 68 to finish runner-up for the second consecutive week and moved up to No. 2 in the Charles Schwab Cup standings.…Mario Tiziani, who carded the low final-round score (65), and World Golf Hall of Fame member Ernie Els each finished T3 at 11-under. Els, the 2020 SAS Championship winner, enters the Charles Schwab Cup Playoffs ranked No. 6 after earning his sixth top-5 of the season (20 starts)…Six players finished T5 at 9-under, including World Golf Hall of Fame members Retief Goosen and Vijay Singh…World Golf Hall of Fame member and two-time SAS Championship winner (2012, 2018) Bernhard Langer finished T11 at 8-under.

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