Brett Coletta – file photo

Victorian, Brett Coletta, has continued his solid start to the 2021 Korn Ferry Tour by finishing in a share of 3rd place at the Club Car Championship at The Landings in Savannah, Georgia and just one from the playoff for the event.

Coletta who finished 11th in his opening event of the season in Louisiana a month ago, began the final round one behind the lead and produced a six birdie, three bogey round of 69 to fall just one shot of the playoff which was won by Canada’s Adam Svensson.

Coletta was one of Australia’s leading amateurs before turning professional, finishing runner-up at the Asia Pacific Amateur Championship behind Curtis Luck in 2016 before winning the Queensland Open as an amateur two weeks later and then finishing runner-up at the NSW Open soon after on his professional debut.

His early professional career was plagued somewhat by illness and injury but there is little doubting the significant talent of the still only 24 year old and his encouraging start to 2021 might well be a signal of even better things to come.

This week’s result is Coletta’s third 3rd place finish on the Korn Ferry Tour, just missing out on a top 25 finish on the money list in 2019 which would have earned him a PGA Tour card.

Further efforts such as this week’s by Coletta will, however, have him on track to gain one of the 25 cards via the regular season handed out later this year and eventually the right to play on the PGA Tour.

He moves from 78th to 58th on the newly introduced points race.

Brett Drewitt currently leads the Australians on the carry over season money list for 2020 / 2021 in 22nd place.

Ryan Ruffels was 55th this week, Harrison Endycott 61st and Brett Drewitt 67th.

The Korn Ferry Tour now moves to Florida for this week’s Emerald Coast Classic where Coletta will once again tee it up.

Coletta (left) plays the final round of the 2016 Asia Pacific Amateur with Cameron Davis – photo APAC.