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HUMBLE, Texas – Former UNT men’s golfer Carlos Ortiz won the individual title and led his team, Cleeks GC, to a victory at LIV Golf Houston on Sunday at The Golf Club of Houston.

Ortiz hit 17 of 18 regulation greens in Sunday’s final round to earn the victory and move into 11th place in the season standings, while Cleeks GC moved up to seventh in the team standings with five events remaining until September’s team championship at the home of the Mean Green. golf, Maridoe Golf Club in Carrollton.

The victory in Houston was the second of Ortiz’s professional career, as he earned his only PGA victory at the 2020 Houston Open. It was his first victory since the Oman Open of the Asian Tour in February.

He is now aiming for qualification for the Open Championship after narrowly missing out on qualifying for the US Open, and he is currently on track to represent Mexico at the Olympics this summer in Paris after representing his home country at the Games of Tokyo in 2020. too.