12 Jul 2020 | Professional golf |

Coletta's eye on Korn Ferry prize

by Martin Blake

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Brett Coletta is tied-fourth with a round to play in Texas. Photo: Getty

Young Australian star Brett Coletta played nice golf for a third consecutive day in Texas to put himself in contention for his first win as a professional today.

Coletta, 24, a former Victorian Institute of Sport scholarship-holder, has only three players in front of him going into tomorrow’s final round of the Korn Ferry Tour’s TPC San Antonio Challenge, worth $US600,000.

The Melburnian, who is playing his second season on the Korn Ferry Tour, shot a five-under par 67 today with six birdies.

At 14-under par, he is tied-fourth, five shots from the lead held by David Lipsky of the United States, who equalled the course record today with a 10-under par 62.

Coletta has been in contention three weeks in a row on the secondary tour. He has one a professional tournament before, the 2016 Queensland Open, but that was as an amateur. His best finish on the Korn Ferry Tour is second.

Western Australia’s Curtis Luck (11-under) also is just outside the top 20.

Meanwhile on the US PGA Tour, Sydney’s Matt Jones, shooting a five-under par 67 in Ohio to sit tied-13th through three rounds of the Workday Charity Open.

Jason Day (six-under par overall) also is inside the top 20 of a field led by world No. 5 Justin Thomas at 16-under.

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