SANTIAGO, Chile – Kevin Kisner fired a 4-under-par 68 Sunday to win the Chile Classic and earn his second career title on the Web.com Tour. Kisner, one of three 54-hole co-leaders, played the final five holes at the Prince of Wales Country Club one-over par but his 21-under 267 score was enough to edge out Brice Garnett (68) and Edward Loar (69) by one stroke for the trophy.
“I don’t know why I won because I played so bad the last two weeks and missed the cut,” he said. “It wasn’t terrible but my game wasn’t there and I wasn’t confident. This course just fit my eye really well. I knew when I played my first nine holes in the practice round that I’d have a chance here.”
An opening 71 put him well back in the pack but a course-record, 11-under 61 on Saturday vaulted him into a share of the lead with Alvarado and Loar. Sunday figured to be a shootout but Kisner inched his way to a three-shot lead early on the back nine.
“I was trying to get to 22-under all day. That was the number I had in my head,” he said after starting out at 17-under. “When I got there with the birdie at 13 and still had two par-5s I thought I was going to be good. It was a little shaky there coming in.”
The win moves Kisner up to the number two spot on the Web.com money as he tries to get back to the PGA Tour where is played the last two years.