Pampling wins The International

Australian Rod Pampling is the surpise winner of The International golf tournament at the Castle Pines Golf Club with a score of 31.

Australian Rod Pampling is the surpise winner of The International golf tournament at the Castle Pines Golf Club with a score of 31.

Rod Pampling eagled the par-five 17th to pass a faltering Alex Cejka on his way to a narrow victory at the International in Colorado.

Pampling rolled in a 21-foot putt to take the lead, then parred the final hole to finish two points in front of the German in the modified Stableford format at Castle Pines.

The Australian amassed 31 points for his first victory in 81 starts on the PGA Tour.

Cejka led with three holes left but a double-bogey at the 16th hole cost him three points in the format that rewards aggressive play.

American Tom Pernice finished third with 27 points.

Final scores:

31 - Rodney Pampling (Aus) 15 7 7 2

29 - Alex Cejka (Ger) 8 9 11 1

27 - Tom Pernice Jnr. (USA) 5 10 11 1

26 - Duffy Waldorf (USA) 8 3 7 8

25 - Jay Haas (USA) 10 3 8 4

24 - Tim Petrovic (USA) 9 5 8 2, Chris DiMarco (USA) 14 17 -2 -5, Stewart Cink (USA) 6 5 11 2

23 - Bob Tway (USA) 9 9 8 -3, Bernhard Langer (Ger) 7 7 5 4, Mathias Gronberg (Swe) 2 6 9 6

22 - Jose-Maria Olazabal (Spa) 11 3 9 -1, Kevin Sutherland (USA) 5 10 4 3, Todd Hamilton (USA) 6 8 7 1

21 - Justin Leonard (USA) 6 7 1 7, Corey Pavin (USA) 4 6 8 3

20 - Notah Begay III (USA) 1 13 0 6, Justin Rose (Eng) 9 2 10 -1, Chad Campbell (USA) 6 3 7 4, Stuart Appleby (Aus) 2 6 6 6, Kevin Na (Kor) 5 4 8 3

19 - John Rollins (USA) 8 6 4 1, Olin Browne (USA) -1 18 -1 3, John Cook (USA) 3 5 6 5, Mark Hensby (Aus) 2 8 4 5, Harrison Frazar (USA) 2 9 3 5

18 - Ernie Els (Rsa) 4 8 4 2

17 - Bart Bryant (USA) 8 1 6 2

16 - Brad Faxon (USA) 9 -1 9 -1, Danny Ellis (USA) 1 15 5 -5, Bill Haas (USA) 10 0 4 2

15 - Lucas Glover (USA) 4 2 8 1, Brian Bateman (USA) -2 12 6 -1, Arron Oberholser (USA) 6 7 9 -7

14 - J.P. Hayes (USA) 6 10 4 -6

13 - Billy Mayfair (USA) 4 6 4 -1

12 - Dan Briggs (USA) 8 10 0 -6

10 - Kirk Triplett (USA) 3 4 7 -4, Tom Lehman (USA) 11 -5 9 -5, Brett Quigley (USA) 6 4 4 -4

9 - Jose Coceres (Arg) 14 -1 1 -5

8 - Geoff Ogilvy (Aus) 14 3 -1 -8

More in this section

Sport
Newsletter

Latest news from the world of sport, along with the best in opinion from our outstanding team of sports writers

Sign up
IE_logo_newsletters

Select your favourite newsletters and get the best of Irish Examiner delivered to your inbox