Camarillo’s Ruiz scores Star’s top golfer honor

Walt Disney once said “all our dreams can come true — if we have the courage to pursue them.”Over his four years at Camarillo High, golfer Johnny Ruiz set some pretty lofty goals for himself. Ruiz showed he had the talent and the courage to not only chase those goals, but to achieve them. Heading […]

Ruiz finishes tied for 22 at state golf tourney

SAN GABRIEL — Johnny Ruiz couldn’t have asked for a better start to Wednesday’s CIF/CGA State Golf Championship at San Gabriel Country Club.After a perfect tee shot, the Camarillo High senior hit his approach shot six inches from the pin, giving him an easy birdie. Unfortunately for Ruiz, the rest of the day was a […]

Camarillo’s Ruiz finishes 3rd to reach state tournament again

PASADENA — A year ago, Camarillo High golfer Johnny Ruiz shot an uncharactertistic 9-over-par 81 at the CIF State Golf Championship at Poppy Hills.From the minute Ruiz walked off the course, his goal was to make it back to the state tournament and show the skills that has made him one of the top juniors […]

Johnny be good

Boy is playing golf.

© Acorn Newspapers Camarillo High senior Johnny Ruiz, pictured hitting out of a sand trap earlier in the season, won the CIF Boys Golf Individual Final Championship at Victoria Country Club in Riverside on Monday. Ruiz fired a 6-under-par 66 to win the title.

Putting gives Ruiz crown

Ruiz, headshot.

RIVERSIDE — When Camarillo High senior Johnny Ruiz struggles with his putting, it’s usually because he’s lifting his head prior to stroking the ball. After missing a short birdie putt in Monday’s CIF-Southern Section Individuals at Victoria Golf Club, Ruiz told himself to keep his head down the rest of the round. It didn’t take […]

Star Athlete of the Week: Johnny Ruiz

Ruiz, headshot.

Helped the Scorpions move to within a victory of the Pacific View League championship with a big effort over arch rival Rio Mesa last Tuesday. Ruiz fired a 1-under par 79 to spark a 401-418 victory at Las Posas Country Club. It’s been a nice season for the senior, including a 6-under par 72 two […]

Camarillo Cruising

What a difference a year makes.After forfeiting multiple matches for using an ineligible player in 2011, the Camarillo High boys’ golf team has rebounded with a Pacific View League championship. The Scorpions were 13- 1 overall and 8-0 in the PVL entering Thursday’s regular-season finale against Oxnard at Camarillo Springs Golf Course. Camarillo earned one […]

Ruiz, Ahn team up to guide Camarillo

Needing a win over chief rival Rio Mesa to clinch at least a share of the Pacific View League title, the Camarillo High golf team turned to Johnny Ruiz and Joe Ahn to provide the spark, and like they have all season, the two seniors came through in a big way.Ruiz earned medalist honors with […]

Camarillo’s Johnny Ruiz is the Star’s boys golfer of the year

Johnny Ruiz is playing golf.

Throughout most of his life, Johnny Ruiz was a baseball player, one who had little interest in taking up the game of golf. But just before eighth grade, his paternal grandfather, Richard Ruiz Sr., bought him a set of golf clubs. Wanting to spend time with his grandfather and his father, Richard Ruiz Jr., Ruiz […]