Coletta makes step toward PGA Tour
Monday, 15 July 2019
Victorian Brett Coletta has taken a major step towards playing on the PGA TOUR in 2020 following a roller-coaster final round at the Korn Ferry Tour’s TPC Colorado Championship in Colorado.
Tied for the lead entering the final round, Coletta got off to the worst possible start when he made a three-putt double bogey 7 at the par-5 opening hole and then dropped further behind when his putter again failed him, three-putting the fifth hole for a bogey 6.
Showing tremendous resilience, the 23-year-old bounced back with a birdie at the par-4 sixth and made the turn at 1-over after adding a second birdie at the par-4 ninth.
With Argentine Nelson Ledesma experiencing his own topsy-turvy front nine Coletta put himself back into contention with a birdie at the 12th hole and then grabbed a share of the lead with a regulation birdie at the par-4 17th.
But with the tournament at stake it was Ledesma who produced under pressure, making birdie at the 72nd hole courtesy of a lengthy birdie putt to win by a shot and move up to fourth in the moneylist.
Coletta’s runner-up finish not only netted him a very healthy pay cheque but a 41-spot leap up the order of merit into 25th position, the top 25 at season’s end earning a ticket to the PGA TOUR in 2020.