Talented Mexican Ortiz wins in Panama
BY Bruce Young | Web.com Tour | 2014 Panama Claro Open | Wrap | 24 Mar 2014
In just his 4th start on the Web.Com Tour, Mexican Carlos Ortiz has won the Panama Claro Championship, cementing his place on the Tour for at least the next two seasons if he has not already advanced to the PGA Tour by then.
The 22 year old earned the right to play the Web.Com Tour by finishing 15th at the Tour School last year and already this season had finished 3rd in Colombia so he is clearly an immense talent and appears destined for much higher honours.
Ortiz came from one behind the overnight leader, Australian Aron Price, his final round of 66 earning him a four shot victory over former PGA Tour winner, Jason Gore, with Price and Americans Daniel Berger and Derek Fathauer tied for 3rd.
Oritz will move 400 places from his current 710th on the world ranking to just outside the top 300 and move into second position on the Web.Com Tour money list behind Alex Cejka.
Amongst the other Australasians Steve Allan was tied for 8th, James Nitties 15th and Steve Alker 20th.
The Web.Com Tour now heads to the USA for the first time in 2014 when it plays this coming week’s Chitimacha Louisiana Open.