Ortiz, Green share lead at Mexico Championship

Great Britain/Ireland Walker Cup team member Nick Dougherty reacts to sinking his putt on 17 during Walker Cup play at Ocean Forest Golf Club on Sea Island, Ga., Saturday, Aug. 11, 2001.

Ortiz, Green share lead at Mexico Championship

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Ortiz, Green share lead at Mexico Championship

Carlos Ortiz closed birdie-eagle to cap a 6-under 66 and grab a share of the third-round lead Saturday at the Web.com Tour’s El Bosque Mexico Championship.

At 9 under, Ortiz is tied with Nathan Green for the lead at 9 under entering Sunday’s final round at El Bosque Golf Club in Leon, Mexico.

Ortiz, a rookie who played college golf at North Texas, is trying for his second victory of the season – he won the Panama Claro Championship last month. He’s made four of five cuts and has four finished of T-22 or better, including the win in Panama and a third-place finish at the Colombia Championship.

Green, an Australian, has missed three cuts in three Web.com Tour starts this season.

The two are a shot ahead of Jason Gore, Jonathan Randolph and former Alabama standout Justin Thomas, the second-round leader who shot 72 Saturday.

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