Trey Mullinax is looking for his second win on the Korn Ferry Tour at the Orange County National Championship. Given the 62 he wrote on his scorecard on Saturday, he has a pretty good shot.
The 28-year-old went 9-under 62 Saturday at Orange County National in Winter Garden, Florida, to take a three-shot lead with 18 holes left to play.
Mullinax recorded his first birdie of the day on No. 3 and picked up steam on Nos. 7-11. He went birdie-birdie-birdie-eagle-birdie during the five-hole stretch and added another birdie at 14. His carded his only bogey of the day on 16 before finishing his round with back-to-back birdies.
The former University of Alabama golfer has played in 10 Korn Ferry Tour events this season, earning two top 10s and making six cuts. His best finish was a T-7 at the Evans Scholars Invitational last month. Mullinax also played in two PGA Tour events last season, the Farmers Insurance Open in which he finished 78th and the Waste Management Phoenix Open where he missed the cut.
Mullinax’s first win on the Korn Ferry Tour was at the 2016 Rex Hospital Open.
George Cunningham, Stephan Jaeger and second-round leader Stephen Franken sit T-2 at 18 under entering the final round.
Former Stanford Cardinal Brandon Wu is T-7 with four other golfers at 16 under. Wu, who won his first Korn Ferry Tour event at the KFT Championship in August, went 5-under 66 in the third round for his second bogey-free round of the week.
After play was suspended due to darkness in the tournament’s first two rounds, the third round concluded on time Saturday afternoon. The final round begins Sunday at 7:40 p.m. ET. Mullinax, Cunningham and Jaeger tee off their final rounds at 9:41 a.m.