DENTON, Texas (4/24/09) On the heels of its best finish at the Sun Belt Conference championship in three seasons, the North Texas men’s golf team has signed the No. 1 player of the Mexican Junior Golf Association in Carlos Ortiz to a National Letter of Intent.
“I am very happy to sign Carlos Ortiz to a National Letter of Intent. He is an outstanding player who has played golf in many different countries and has seen a variety of exceptional golf courses in his young career,” said coach Brad Stracke. “He can shoot some crazy low scores which is needed to compete at the collegiate level. I am expecting great things from Carlos throughout his career at North Texas.”
He is currently the No. 1 ranked player in the MJGA flight 16-18 and is the No. 2 player in the Mexican Federation of Golf. Last season Ortiz was the No. 1 player in the Mexican Federation of Golf. Ortiz is also part of the National Junior Golf Team for Mexico for a second straight season.
Ortiz is ranked as the No. 220 junior golfer in the world according to Junior Golf Scoreboard in its rankings of over 6,300 golfers throughout the world.
In Torreon, Mexico this season Ortiz broke the course record for a two-day tournament with rounds of 65 and 63 to card a score of 14-under par. In October of 2008 he fired an 11-under par score through 54 holes at Guadalajara Country Club to set the three-day tournament record. Ortiz is the No. 1 golfer in GADO, the regional tour that he currently plays on.
Ortiz has been very active on the international circuit as well playing fourth at the Mayacoba Junior Golf Classic in 2008 and 13th at the Ping Phoenix Golf Tournament with rounds of 76, 67, and 69.