Vaita Guillaume wins Georgetown Intercollegiate men’s golf tournament
BEALLSVILLE, MD. – Vaita Guillaume took home individual honors and Campbell University finished fourth in the team standings after Tuesday's final round of the 27th Georgetown Intercollegiate men's golf tournament.
Guillaume finished the 54-hole event at 7-under-par 206 (72-67-67) after a final round, 4-under 67. Tuesday's final round also wrapped up the first collegiate victory for the senior from Papeete, Tahiti. Guillaume finished second three times previously – at the 2009 Atlantic Sun Championship, the 2010 Towson Invitational and 2011 Charleston Shootout.
He played the final 36 holes at 8-under on the par-71, 6640-yard Members Club at Four Streams layout. He was the lone golfer in the 67-player field to finish in red numbers and one of only two to break par during Tuesday's final round.
West Florida senior Thomas Guste-Pedersen finished second, nine strokes behind Guillaume, at two-over par 215 (68-73-74). Bryce Emory of Northern Illinois (73-71-72—216) and Sebastian MacLean of Xavier (72-71-73—216) tied for third at three-over.
This week's performance marked Guillaume's third top-10 finish in four tournaments this fall. It was also his 15th career top-10 showing. He led the Georgetown field with 13 birdies, including 7 during Tuesday's final round. Guillaume made 35 pars and played the par-4 holes at three-under, best in the tourney.
West Florida (294-293-291) tied with Michigan State (296-293-289) with 878 strokes at the end of the third round Tuesday afternoon. After having identical scores at the end of the playoff round, the coaches decided on an alternate playoff system, meaning the tiebreaker was ultimately given to the Argos.
Georgetown finished third (297-291-291—879), followed by Campbell (300-295-288—883), Xavier (304-291-303—898) and DePaul (306-291-302—899) in the 12-school event.
Campbell sophomore Amanjyot Singh tied for 17th at 10-over 223 (73-76-74). Freshman Grant Houser tied for 19th (79-74-71—224) after shooting even-par Tuesday. Singh led the field with 40 pars. Both Singh and Houser played the par-three holes at one-over.
The Members Club at Four Streams was designed by PGA Tour veteran Nick Price and famed golf architect Steve Smyers. The par-71 course is set amidst the rolling Maryland farmland.
Campbell concludes its fall schedule Oct. 30-Nov. 1 at the Kiawah Island Intercollegiate.
Members Club at Four Streams / Beallsville, Md.
Oct. 17-18, 2011 / Par 71, 6640 Yards
Final Team Results: ** 1. West Florida 294-293-291—878, 2. Michigan State 296-293-289—878, 3. Georgetown 297-291-291—879, 4. Campbell 300-295-288—883, 5. Xavier 304-291-303—898, 6. DePaul 306-291-302—899, 7. Northern Illinois 304-302-301—907, T8. Navy 304-312-293—909, T8. William & Mary 305-305-299—909, 10. Miami (Ohio) 299-298-318—915, 11. Towson 315-300-312—927, 12. Saint Joseph's (Pa.) 307-315-320—942.
Final Individual Leaders: 1. Vaita Guillaume (Campbell) 72-67-67—206, 2. Thomas Guste-Pedersen (West Florida) 68-73-74—215, T3. Bryce Emory (Northern Illinois) 73-71-72—216, T3. Sebastian MacLean (Xavier) 72-71-73—216, T5. Brian Dorfman (Georgetown) 74-72-71—217, T5. Matthew Moseley (Michigan State) 70-75-72—217.
Other Campbell Individuals: T17. Amanjyot Singh 73-76-74—223, T19. Grant Houser 79-74-71—224, T35. Mitch Gray 77-78-76—231, T57. Harrison Ashworth 78-78-84—240.