12 Jul 2020 | Professional golf |
Coletta's eye on Korn Ferry prize
by Martin Blake
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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