By Brett Vito
Brad Stracke shot one of his star players of the past a text message earlier this month and waited patiently to see what would transpire when Carlos Ortiz participated in a U.S. Open sectional qualifier in Ohio.
The longtime North Texas golf coach received some good news a short time later.
Ortiz is headed to the first major of his career.
The 2013 UNT graduate will tee off at 12:14 p.m. in the U.S. Open at Oakmont Country Club in Pennsylvania.
Ortiz qualified for the tournament field of 156 when he came out of a season-long slump, shot a 10-under-par 132 and won the Columbus-area...