California's Johnny Ruiz Wins Staal Open

Posted on Sunday, July 16, 2017 22:22 PM

Camarilla, California's Johnny Ruiz is the champion of this year's Staal Foundation Open. 

Ruiz finished at Whitewater Golf Club with 13 under par. 

After a narrow loss at last month's GolfBC Championship in Kelowna, he says it's a good feeling to have a win under his belt. 

"I was just thinking one more, one more. I kept telling myself it was my day, and every time I told myself that, I made another putt," Ruiz says. 

He's hoping for a win at the Mackenzie Investments Open near Montreal next week, "And hopefully play in the RBC [Canadian Open in Oakville.] That was the goal for the first six weeks."

This is Ruiz's first Staal Foundation Open.

Organizers say the tournament will be back for a fifth year. (Staff Photo)