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Coletta Moves Into Share of Colorado Lead

Coletta is closing in on his best performance on the former Web.Com Tour (Photo: Getty Images / Jeff Cross)
After a run of events where even just making the cut proved elusive, Melbourne golfer Brett Coletta has taken a share of the 54 hole lead at the inaugural TPC Colorado Championship on the Korn Ferry (formerly Web.Com) Tour.

Coletta, whose most recent form is well below his already proven capabilities,  birdied six of seven holes over his closing nine to reel in the leader, Nelson Ledesma of Argentina, the pair now one shot ahead of Americans John Oda and Michael Gellerman as the event enters tomorrow's final round. 

It has been quite a week already for Coletta having recorded a hole in one on day one and the possibility of a breakthrough win on the former Web.Com Tour now looms large.

Coletta, a winner of the PGA Tour's Queensland Open as an amateur and a runner-up to Curtis Luck at the 2016 Asia Pacific Amateur Championship in Korea, has been plagued by injury and illness issues for some of his early professional career.

Many in the know, however, marvel at his powerful and quality ball-striking and now that he has found form his ongoing progress will be watched with interest.

A win tomorrow would sweep the 23-year-old close to the top ten in the race for PGA Tour honours next season, the leading 25 at the regular season's end in one month's time, assured of a chance to play at the elite level in 2019.  

Coletta's fellow Australian, Jamie Arnold, is also doing well, the former Sydney golfer tied for 11th at 8 under and five shots from the lead while Lismore's Rhein Gibson is another shot back.

 

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