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Brett Coletta finished T6 at the Australian PGA Championship
04 Dec 2016
by AmateurGolf.com Staff

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Brett Coletta as the NSW Open <br>(Golf Link Photo)
Brett Coletta as the NSW Open
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BENOWA, Queensland (December 4, 2016) -- Brett Coletta may have faded on the back nine but on the opening side he made a statement for the golfing world to see. One of the top amateur players in the world, Coletta shot out of the gates and moved within three shots of the final round Australian PGA Championship lead before ending up 8-under and tied for sixth.

The 2015 U.S. Amateur medalist parred the first two holes at the Royal Pines Resort before catching fire with birdies on six of the next eight holes to reach 11-under. However, the run ended with consecutive double-bogeys on the 12th and 13th holes. Coletta did settle back down playing the closing five holes in 1-under to card a 3-under 69 and a third straight under-par round.

Coletta finished 11-strokes behind eventual winner, American Harold Varner III. The young Australian star finished in front of such notables as Marc Leishman, Ian Poulter and Y.E. Yang

THIRD ROUND RECAP

With a second straight under-par round Brett Coletta has moved to 5-under and into a tie for 10th at the Australian PGA Championship. Coletta will begin the final round at the Royal Pines Resort nine-strokes behind 14-under leader Andrew Dodt.

The first birdie of the day for Coletta came on the 4th hole only to drop back to even for the day with a bogey three holes later. The trip back to even-par wouldn't last long thanks to a birdie on the 9th and then back-to- back birdies on 15 and 16 that pushed the Asia-Pacific Amateur runner-up to 3-under for the day and 6-under for the tournament.

However, the day had one last twist and following a penultimate hole par, Coletta bogeyed the closing hole to finish the day with a 2-under 70.

Coletta will begin the final round at 10:20 a.m. local time and play alongside 2015 British Amateur champion Romain Langasque and five-time European Tour winner Brett Rumford.

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