March 2, 2011

Vaita Guillaume named A-Sun men's golfer of the week

BUIES CREEK, N.C. - Coming off a runner-up showing at the Charleston Shootout, Vaita Guillaume of Campbell University has been named Atlantic Sun Conference men's golfer of the week.

The junior from Papeete, Tahiti finished 2nd out of 75 golfers in the Charleston Shootout, leading the Camels to a 4th-place finish (behind Baylor, College of Charleston and Radford) in the 15-school field at the Links at Stono Ferry in Hollywood, S.C.

Guillaume tied the school record with an 8-under-par, opening round 64, his collegiate career low. He finished the event at 6-under-par 210 (64-71-75), one stroke behind individual champ Jacobo Pastor of CSU and of only 4 golfers in the field to shoot in red numbers.

Guillaume went 4-0 in Campbell's opening tournament of the Spring, The Match Play, last month at Lutz, Fla., with victories over players from Loyola (Md.), Kennesaw State, Notre Dame and Connecticut.

On the season, Guillaume owns a 71.7 stroke average and a pair of top-10 finishes.

The Camels return to action on Sunday with the opening round of the Barefoot at the Beach tournament in Myrtle Beach, S.C.