Coletta, Arnold fire to web status

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A sizzling 63 by Brett Coletta secured the young Victorian partial Web.Com Tour status for 2019.

Coletta and New South Welshman Jamie Arnold have an exempt status for the first eight events of the next season after sharing the 25th place at 19 below in the Q-school final in Chandler, Arizona, this morning.

Despite some impressive golf, Perth Min Woo Lee missed at 15 below, after four rounds of hot points, he left him in a share of 67 of the 135 contenders, with only the top 40 deserving a kind of card

Coletta, 22, who already has a card for the Mackenzie Tour of 2019 in Canada, was behind Lee for the final round, but saved his best for the last in a devastating finish.

Gulf Australia rookie squadron member opened his final round with three birdies on the bouncing and turned in 32 after another birdie on the eighth – but was still outside the number likely required.

Another birdie on the 10th raised his hopes, but a birdie on the 14th and eagle on the 15th shot him straight in the mix.

A final birdie on the 17th effectively sealed the deal as Coletta, who won the 2016 Queensland Open as an amateur, jumped on 49 slots to give him a big leg-up to getting rights to the secondary American tour.

Arnold, 35, who has already played two full seasons on the Web.Com Tour, caused him another crack when he signed for a second consecutive 70 after his beautiful second round 61 to get eight shots behind the medalist end, American Danny Walker.

Lee will throw two bogeys into the fight – one in round and the other in round three on the Cattail Course – after he had ended three shots adrift of the card-winning pace.

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