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Mexico's Carlos Ortiz wins home event

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LEON, Mexico (AP) -- Mexico's Carlos Ortiz won the El Bosque Mexico Championship on Sunday for his second Tour victory of the season.

The 22-year-old former North Texas player closed with a 4-under 68 at El Bosque Country Club for a two-stroke victory over Justin Thomas.

Ortiz, the Panama Claro Championship winner last month, earned $126,000 to jump from second to first on the money list with $304,458 - well over the amount needed to earn a PGA Tour spot next season as a top-25 finisher.

From Guadalajara, Ortiz rebounded from an opening 74 with rounds of 67 and 66 for a share of the third-round lead with Nathan Green. Ortiz played the first 15 holes in 5 under Sunday, then bogeyed Nos. 16 and 17 before closing with a birdie on the par-5 18th.

Thomas finished with a 69.

Green, from Australia, had a 74 to drop into a tie for third at 7 under with Adam Hadwin, Jason Gore, Daniel Berger, Nathan Tyler and Jonathan Randolph.

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