Chiarella posts top-15 finish in Korn Ferry event


The Maui News

Maui’s Alex Chiarella recorded his fourth top-15 finish this year on Sunday, tying for 15th place in the Korn Ferry Tour’s Orange County National Championship in Winter Garden, Fla.

Chiarella entered the final round in a tie for fifth place, four shots off the lead, but fell back early on. The 26-year-old Seabury Hall graduate bogeyed three of his first seven holes at Orange County National before settling down for a 1-over 72 to finish with eight others at 16-under 268.

Trey Mullinax shot 69 to win the tournament at 23-under 261, one shot ahead of Brandon Wu (65).

During this coronavirus-altered season, Chiarella now has five top-20 finishes while making seven cuts as he tries to gain momentum going into next year, when PGA Tour cards will be up for grabs for top Korn Ferry players.

Since a fourth-place finish at the Evans Scholars Invitational — his best finish yet on the Korn Ferry Tour — last month, Chiarella missed the cut at the Wichita Open and tied for 59th at the Savannah Golf Championship before Sunday’s result.


Today's breaking news and more in your inbox

I'm interested in (please check all that apply)