Lahaina, HI – The final round of the Ka’anapali Classic Pro-Pro was played this morning on the Ka’anapali Royal Course, where 61 professionals battled it out for the $10,000 purse, compliments of GPS Industries.
Defending champions Kevin Carll, PGA and Kevin Hayashi, PGA had a three stroke lead after round one but fell five shots short of a repeat today. Alex Chiarella and Alex Omer shot a (61) during round two to nudge out the defending champions by five strokes. In their professional debut, Chiarella and Omer captured the 2016 Ka’anapali Classic Pro Pro title today with a two-day total (127) and take home $3000. Carll and Hayashi finished second at (132) and will share $2000 for second.
Chiarella commented, “This is Alex’s (Omer) first real tournament since our days in high school together [at Seabury Hall (Makawao, Maui)] and we look forward to returning to San Diego to continue playing in mainland events. Playing with Kevin (Carll) and Kevin (Hayashi) was a great experience and the staff at Ka’anapali did an awesome job with the conditions of the golf course.”
Thirty-two teams played in this annual event, which Ka’anapali has hosted for over 12 years. PGA General Manager, Ed Kageyama, comments, “We love being able to host this tournament every year at Ka’anapali.” He continued, “This weekend is about fun, camaraderie and some great competition.”