Luis Ruiz
Luis  Ruiz

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Atizapan, Mexico

High School:
Escuela Sierra Nevada

Height / Weight:
5-8 / 160


2015-16 (Fr.): Named All-Sun Belt second team, as voted on by the league's head coaches ... Tied with three others for low medalist at the 2017 Sun Belt Championship and credited with his first collegiate win before falling in a playoff to officially tie for second for league purposes ... Finished with Coastal's top scoring average (73.64) as he just edged out his older brother Alfredo (73.75) for the honor thanks to a strong finish ... Was CCU's top scorer in three of the last four events and recorded all three of his top 20 finishes for the year over the span, placing 19th at the General Hackler Championship, 14th at the East Carolina Intercollegiate and his finish at the Sun Belt Championship ... Also, over his last four events, Ruiz averaged 72.64 strokes per round and posted four rounds of par or better ... Improved his scoring average by nearly two full strokes over his freshman year as he recorded eight of his career 10 rounds of par or better this season ... Earned Dean's List recognition for the Spring 2017 semester.

2015-16 (Fr.): Saw action in nine of CCU's 10 events and posted a 75.54 scoring average ... Named the Big South Freshman Golfer of the Week (Nov. 6) as he shot a 4-over par 148 (72-72) at the Kiawah Classic ... Finished in a tie for 40th ... Led the team with a 7-over 223 (74-75-74) to place 27th at the John Hayt Invitational ... Carded a career-low 71 in the second round of the Coca-Cola Wofford Invitational en route to a season-low 6-over par 222 ... Earned Dean's List recognition for the Fall 2015 semester ... Named to the 2015-16 Big South Presidential Honor Roll for posting at least a 3.0 for the academic year.

Prior to Coastal Carolina: Was the 2013 Mexican Junior National Champion and a member of Mexico's Junior National Team in 2013 ... Additionally a member of the championship team for the Mexican National Team Championships in 2011-12, 2012-13 and 2013-14 ... A product of the Greg Norman Champions Golf Academy in North Myrtle Beach ... Posted a six-stroke win December 2014 on a regional junior tour in his native Mexico, shooting 70-74=144 ... Placed fourth (70-69-70=2-09) in the Greg Norman Junior Championship August 2014 and at the Optimist International Junior Championship July 2014 ... Named "Best Player" on the Asociación de Golf Del Valle de México (AGVM) for the 2012-13 and 2013-14 seasons ... In 2013, tied for third at the BMW Junior Open in Beijing, China, and tied for fifth at the Hilton Head Junior Shootout as part of the Hurricane Junior Golf Tour ... Older brother is teammate Alfredo Ruiz.

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