Guillaume holds individual lead, Campbell tied for 2nd after 36 holes of Coca-Cola Invitational

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

SPARTANBURG, S.C. -- Vaita Guillaume owns the individual lead at 11-under-par, while Campbell is tied for 2nd on the team leader board following 36 holes Monday of the Wofford Coca-Cola Invitational.

A senior from Papeete, Tahiti, Guillaume tied the school and tournament 18-hole record with at 64 Monday afternoon.  He opened the day with a 69 and leads the event at 11-under 133 by one stroke over Stetson's Sam Ryder (68-66--134).

Charleston Southern teammates Jacobo Pastor (73-65) and Ross Thomson (69-69) are tied for third place at six-under 138.  The Buccaneers carded a 14-under 562 (282-280) Monday and lead Campbell (288-283--571) and East Tennessee State (285-286--571) by nine strokes heading into Tuesday's final round on the par-72, 6648-yard Country Club of Spartanburg layout.

Gardner-Webb (285-290--575) is fourth and High Point (285-291--576) fifth in the 18-school field.

Guillaume matched the school 18-hole record of 64 first set by Simon Dunn at the 2001 UCF Rio Pinar Invitational.  On Monday, Guillaume led the field with 15 birdies and played the par-4 holes at 4-under to shoot a season-best and match his career low round.  He also shot 64 at the 2010 Mardi Gras Invitational and 2011 Charleston Shootout.

The senior from Tahiti notched his career-best 36-hole performance (133), a mark that stands 2nd in school history and only two strokes off the Campbell record of 131 set by Kyle Spahr at the 2006 Hartford Hawks Invitational.

Guillaume is searching for his fourth individual championship of the 2011-12 season.  He captured top honors last fall at the Georgetown Intercollegiate and shared the top spot at the Kiawah Classic (Oct. 31-Nov. 1) and Bash at the Beach (Mar. 11-13).

Campbell sophomore Amanjyot Singh fired back-to-back 71s Monday and is tied for 9th place at two-under 142.  Senior Mitch Gray and freshman Grant Houser both shot consecutive 74s and are tied for 38th at four-over 148.

Sophomore Sean Goatley-Soan (74-81--155) is tied for 82nd.

Wofford Coca-Cola Invitational
Spartanburg, S.C. / CC of Spartanburg
Apr. 9-10, 2012 / Par 72, 6648 Yards

Second Round Team Results: 1. Charleston Southern 282-280--562, T2. East Tennessee State 285-286--571, T2. Campbell 288-283--571, 4. Gardner-Webb 285-290--575, 5. High Point 285-291--576, 6. Wofford 286-292--578, 7. Longwood 293-288--581, 8. Richmond 296-286--582, 9. Samford 288-296--584, 10. USC Upstate 289-297--586, 11. Appalachian State 296-293--589, T12. Davidson 296-295--591, T12. Radford 299-292--591, 14. Stetson 301-291--592, 15. Wofford "B" 300-293--593, 16. James Madison 298-297--595, 17. Elon 300-296--596, 18. Presbyterian 302-296--598.

Second Round Individual Leaders: 1. Vaita Guillaume (Campbell) 69-64--133, 2. Sam Ryder (Stetson ) 68-66--134, T3. Jacobo Pastor (Charleston Southern) 73-65--138, T3. Ross Thomson (Charleston Southern) 69-69--138, T5. Scott Gibson (ETSU) 68-72--140, T5. Chase Wilson (High Point) 69-71--140, T5. Darren Cook (Appalachian State) 70-70--140.

Other Campbell Individuals: T9. Amanjyot Singh 71-71--142, T38. Mitch Gray 74-74--148, T38. Grant Houser 74-74--148, T82. Sean Goatley-Soan 74-81--155.