Published: Oct 30, 2011 9:10 AM EDT
Updated: Oct 31, 2011 6:30 AM EDT

SELANGOR, Malaysia (AP) - Bo Van Pelt birdied five of the last eight holes for a seven-under 64 to win the Asia Pacific Classic by six strokes over fellow American Jeff Overton on Sunday.

Van Pelt, the winner of the PGA Tour's 2009 U.S. Bank Championship in Milwaukee, finished at 23-under 261 at Malaysia's Mines Resort and Golf Club, bettering the previous tournament record by two strokes.

He earned $1.3 million from the $6.1 million purse, the biggest payday of his career. His previous best tournament winnings was $720,000.

"I played well all day, didn't have any bogeys," the 36-year-old said. "I had a couple of chances to win this year but didn't come on them. It was a tough pill to swallow and learn to do a better job when I got the lead. I take great satisfaction on how I played today."

Van Pelt had a one-stroke lead over Overton going into the final round of the second-year event sanctioned by the U.S. PGA Tour and Asian Tour.

He pulled away with birdies on Nos. 13-15, hitting within a foot on the par-4 13th and par-3 14th and holing a 4-footer on the short par-4 15th after driving into a greenside bunker. He added a two-putt birdie on the par-5 17th.

Overton shot a 69, but bogeyed the fourth, 12th and 13th holes to wipe out his hopes for a first-ever U.S. PGA Tour victory.

Fredrik Jacobson had a 68 to finish third at 16 under, and Cameron Tringale (64), Camilo Villegas (66) and Mark Wilson (69) were 15 under.