Mexico’s Ortiz claims first Tour title

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Carlos Ortiz (Getty Images)

PANAMA CITY – Mexico’s Carlos Ortiz won the Panama Claro Championship on Sunday for his first Tour title, closing with a 6-under 64 for a four-stroke victory.

The 22-year-old former North Texas player finished at 12-under 268 at Panama Golf Club and earned $112,500 to jump from seventh to second on the money list with $171,500.

Jason Gore was second after a 66. Daniel Berger, Derek Fathauer and Aron Price, the second-round leader, tied for third at 7 under. Berger and Fathauer shot 67, and Price had a 70.

Alex Cejka, the winner of the season-opening Colombia Championship and second last week in the Brazil Champions, tied for 11th at 4 under after a 69. He earned $13,750 to push his tour-leading total to $235,150.

Nick Taylor of Abbotsford, B.C. earned his best Tour finish Sunday with a tie for sixth at 6-under 274. In four events on the Tour he’s earned $26,834, which puts him 30th on the money list.

Two-time Canadian Men’s Amateur Champion Cam Burke finished 30th at even-par 260. He shot a 71.

Adam Hadwin finished tied for 61st at 5-over 285. The Abbotsford, B.C. native won the Tour’s Chile Classic in early March. He’s now fourth on the season money list. The top 25 at the end of the season earn PGA Tour cards for next season.