Guillaume shares individual lead; Campbell tied for 4th in Bash at the Beach

Vaita Guillaume
(photo by Bennett Scarborough)
Vaita Guillaume (photo by Bennett Scarborough)

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. -- Vaita Guillaume shares the individual lead and Campbell is tied for 4th on the team leader board following Sunday's opening round of the Bash at the Beach intercollegiate men's golf tournament.

A senior from Papeete, Tahiti, Guillaume fired a 3-under-par 69 on the par-72, 6817 Surf Golf and Beach Club layout and is tied with Daniel Kim of Gardner-Webb heading into Monday's second round of the 54-hole event.

Radford teammates Weston Eklund and Michael Wade are tied with Will Smith of William & Mary for 3rd place at two-under 70 in the 92-man field.

Xavier and Gardner-Webb finished the opening round at even-par 288 to share the team lead, one streak ahead of High Point (289) and three in front of Campbell (291) and Radford (291) in the 15-school field.

Campbell sophomore Amanjyot Singh is tied for sixth place at one-under-par 71, while senior Mitch Gray is tied for 25th (74).  Freshman Kurtis Straw shot 77 in his first competitive collegiate event and is teid for 47th, while freshman Grant Houser is tied for 70th (80).

Two other Campbell golfers are competiting as individuals. Sean Goatley-Soan is tied for 25th (74), and Harrison Ashworth is tied for 85th (83).

Bash at the Beach
The Surf Golf and Beach Club / Myrtle Beach, S.C.
Mar. 11-13, 2012 / Par 72, 6817 Yards

First Round Team Results: T1. Xavier 288, T1. Gardner-Webb 288, 3. High Point 289, T4. Campbell 291, T4. Radford 291, 6. Longwood 297, 7. William & Mary 208, 8. George Mason 302, 9. Northeastern State 303, T10. Western Kentucky 304, T10. Stetson 304, 12. Wofford 311, 13. Navy 313, 14. Appalachian State 321, 15. North Carolina Central 322.

First Round Individual Leaders: T1. Vaita Guillaume (Campbell) 69, T1. Daniel Kim (Gardner-Webb) 69, T3. Weston Eklund (Radford) 70, T3. Michael Wade (Radford) 70, T3. Will Smith (William & Mary) 70.

Other Campbell Individuals: T6. Amanjyot Singh 71, T25. Mitch Gray 74, **T25. Sean Goatley-Soan 74, T47. Kurtis Straw 77, T70. Grant Houser 80, ** T85. Harrison Ashworth 83.

** playing as individual; does not count in team score.