Rod Pampling fired in round one and continued the momentum to take home the trophy at the SAS Championship on the PGA Tour Champions.

Pampling was able to edge out Kiwi Steven Alker by two shots, finishing at 15-under in North Carolina to claim his second title on the over-50s circuit after winning the Boeing Classic in 2020.

Pampling never looked back after an opening round of 66 on his way to a $US315,000 payday.

“We’ve been working hard and it’s finally – got rid of our bad stuff about a month and a half ago and it’s just been getting closer and closer, and this week was just great,” Pampling said.

“Great ball-striking day – week I should say and putting as well. Everything was just nice. Yeah, it’s a great feeling to win again, that’s for sure.”

Alker was pleased with the form he showed after some time away from the tour.

“Just kind of had a couple weeks off, I just kind of cleared the mind and got kind of back on track,” Alker said. “Just focused on my short game a lot more, that was the difference. And just hitting better approach shots, that kind of hasn’t quite been there for a couple of months. Approach shots are getting there and that’s been the difference.”