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Alvaro Ortiz
Alvaro Ortiz

Alvaro Ortiz

Senior | 6-1 | Zapopan, Mexico / Liceo Del Valle HS

As a Junior (2016-17)
» PING All-Region Team (Central)
» SEC Spring Academic Honor Roll
» SEC Community Service Team

Led the team with a 71.9 stroke average to earn PING All-Region honors … opened the year with a runner-up finish at Pebble Beach for the Carmel Cup, posting rounds of 66-69-69 – 204 to finish 12-under par … Recorded six consecutive top-20 finishes to open the year, and added five straight rounds in red figures … was the team low-man in 13 rounds and five tournaments … was the No. 1 player in the lineup in all 13 tournaments he competed in … notched eight top-20 finishes, including six in the top 10 and four in the top five … fired 14 rounds under par and added four eagles, 123 birdies and 398 pars … finished the SEC Championship with a final round 5-under 65 for his lowest round of the year … earned SEC Community Service Team honors and was named to the 2017 SEC Spring Academic Honor Roll.

As a Sophomore (2015-16)
Appeared in 12 events in 2015-16, posting a 72.9 stroke overage over 37 rounds to earn PING All-Region honors … recorded his first collegiate victory at the 2016 Aggie Invitational with rounds of 70-73-69 – 212 (-4) … posted two top-10 finishes and six top-20 finishes … was team’s low-man in eight rounds and three tournaments … had nine round under-par during the year and recorded 27 counting scores … posted three counting scores at the 2016 NCAA Championship.

As a Freshman (2014-15)
Played in 10 of 11 tournaments as a freshman, recording a 73.1 stroke average to rank third on the team … posted a season-best T-11th finish at the SunTrust Gator Invitational with rounds of 70-74-70 – 214 (+4) … finished T-15th in his collegiate debut at Pebble Beach with consecutive rounds under par at the Carmel Cup … finished T-36th at the SEC Championship and T-34th at the NCAA New Haven Regional … ended the year with nine straight counting scores … posted counting scores in 25 of 29 rounds with four rounds under-par … finished third on the team with 70 birdies and 341 pars.

High School
No. 22 ranked player in the class of 2014 by Golfweek … tied for sixth at the 2014 Toyota Junior Golf World Cup held in Japan, firing a 72-hole eight-under 276 (71-68-68-69) … team low-man in three of four rounds and top finisher for Mexico at the Junior Golf World Cup … represented Mexico at the 2014 World Amateur Team Championships in Japan, tying for 80th place at two-under par … final round 67 led to a tie for fourth at the 2014 AJGA CB&I Boys Championship held at The Club at Carlton Woods in The Woodlands, Texas … posted a top 20 finish at the 2014 AJGA Thunderbird International Junior … in 2013, he finished tied for third at the Junior Americas Cup, tied for third at the AJGA Genesis Shootout and tied for seventh at the AJGA Puerto Rico Junior Open … won the 2011 Bass Pro Shops/Payne Steward Junior Championship by three strokes.

Personal
Born on Nov. 15, 1995 … son of Graciela Becerra and Carlos Ortiz … has two older brothers, Carlos and Alejandro … Carlos played collegiate golf at North Texas and was the top money winner on the Web.com Tour in 2014 to earn his PGA Tour card … majoring in international business.

Ortiz’s Career by the Numbers
Tournaments/Team: 35/34
Rounds/Team: 102/99
Team Low-Man: 9 of 34 Events | 34 of 99 Rounds
Counting Score: 85 of 99 Rounds
Wins: 1
Top 5s: 5
Top 10s: 8
Top 15s: 15
Top 20s: 18
Tournaments Under-Par: 6
Under-Par Rounds: 27
Even-Par Rounds: 9
Eagles: 7
Birdies: 308
Pars: 1,116
Low Round: 65 (-5) in the final round of the SEC Championship (April 22, 2017)
Low 18: 65 (-5) at the Jerry Pate Intercollegiate (Oct. 5, 2015)
Low 18 vs. Par: 65 (-5) at the Jerry Pate Intercollegiate (Oct. 5, 2015)
Low 54: 204 (-12) at the Carmel Cup (Sept. 2-4, 2016)
Low 54 vs. Par: 204 (-12) at the Carmel Cup (Sept. 2-4, 2016)

Ortiz’s Career Numbers

YearEventsRdsStrokesAvg.Top 10/20U-ParParWins/R-Up
2014-1510292,12073.10/4440/0
2015-1612372,69872.92/6931/0
2016-1713362,59071.96/81420/1
Totals351027,40872.68/182791/1