Pampling wins BMW Charity Pro-Am by 2

Greer, SC ( - Rod Pampling fired a 5-under 66 in Sunday's final round and won the BMW Charity Pro-Am by two strokes over Kelly Kraft.

Pampling ended his first Tour win at 25-under-par 261. He missed the tournament scoring record by two shots.

"I don't care where you're playing, to shoot 25-under and win only by two, that's a tribute to the quality of players out here," said Pampling, who won in wire-to-wire fashion. "There are so many great players out here. It feels fantastic. It's tough to win anywhere these days."

Kraft also shot 66 on Sunday to end at minus-23. He was also looking for his first tour win.

Roland Thatcher had a putt for 59 at the Thornblade Club, but left it short. His 60 set a new course record. Thatcher had shared the old record of 61 with Keegan Bradley.

Miguel Angel Carballo and Bronson La'Cassie both shot 67 in the final round. They tied for fourth at 20-under-par 266. Shane Bertsch and D.H. Lee fired 64s on Sunday. They ended alongside Tyler Aldridge (66) at minus-19.

Kraft opened with a birdie at the second to inch within one of Pampling, but the Australian also birdied No. 2. Kraft birdied the fourth to get within one, then Pampling tripped to a bogey at four to dip into a share of the lead at minus-20.

Thatcher, who was well ahead of the leaders, drained his third straight birdie at the 14th to gain a share of the lead. That was his eighth birdie of the day to go with an eagle at the fifth.

Pampling responded with a birdie on No. 5. Thatcher birdied the 16th to move alongside Pampling at 21-under. Pampling moved in front for good with a birdie at the seventh.

Thatcher had a chance for 59, but his birdie effort at the last came up short.

"I had a feeling like this was out there this morning. It was the best warm up session I had since I could remember," Thatcher admitted. "I told my caddie it was going to be either 60 or 80, and I happened to be right."

Pampling birdied three of the first five holes around the turn to move to minus-25. He was three clear at that point, then traded a bogey for a birdie from the 15th. Pampling closed his round with a pair of pars.

Kraft, who also birdied the ninth, birdied the 14th and 16th to get within one of Pampling. However, Kraft parred the last two to end two back.

NOTES: Pampling owns two PGA Tour wins and a European Tour title ... He earned $121,500 for the victory ... Ryan Blaum had the second albatross of the week with his coming on the par-5 fifth ... James Nitties had one on No. 11 at The Reserve at Lake Keowee, which along with Green Valley Country Club was used for the first two rounds for the pro-am ... Seamus Power had a hole-in-one on the par-3 17th ... After a week off, the tour will be in North Carolina for the Rex Hospital Open, where Byron Smith won last year.