Guillaume claims 4th title of year at Coca-Cola Invitational

Guillaume claims 4th title of year at Coca-Cola Invitational

SPARTANBURG, S.C. -- Vaita Guillaume won his fourth individual tournament of the year to lead Campbell to a third place finish following Tuesday's final round of the Wofford Coca-Cola Invitational at the Country Club of Spartanburg.

Guillaume added the Coca-Cola tourney crown to three other events he has already won during the 2011-12 season -- the Georgetown Intercollegiate, Kiawah Classic and Bash at the Beach.

He set a tournament 54-hole record at 12-under-par 204 (69-64-71) to finish one stroke ahead of Charleston Southern's Jacobo Pastor (73-65-67--205). 

Pastor's teammate Ross Thomson finished third (69-69-70--208) to help lead the Buccaneers to the team title -- a tourney-record 23-under par 841 (282-280-279).

East Tennessee State (285-286-280--851) finished second and Campbell (288-283-290--861) third in the 18-school field.  The Camels have placed among the top five teams in each of their events during the 2011-12 campaign.

Guillaume broke the previous tournament mark of 11-under-par set by Wake Forest's Michael Capone in 1999.  He has won 4 of his last 6 tournaments.  He led the Coca-Cola field with 20 birdies and a four-under-par mark on the par-4 holes.

Campbell paced the event with 62 birdies as a team.

On Monday, he tied the school and tournament 18-hole record with at 64 on the par-72, 6648-yard Country Club of Spartanburg layout.  Guillaume matched the school 18-hole record of 64 first set by Simon Dunn at the 2001 UCF Rio Pinar Invitational.  Guillaume also shot 64 at the 2010 Mardi Gras Invitational and 2011 Charleston Shootout.

The senior from Papeete, 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.  His 204 tally for 54 holes is also a career-best and the fourth-lowest in Campbell's men's golf Division I era (since 1977-78).

Campbell sophomore Amanjyot Singh finished in a tie for 20th place at one-over 217 (71-71-75).  Senior Mitch Gray  tied for 21st (74-74-70--218), while freshman Grant Houser tied for 41st at six-over 222 (74-74-74).

Sophomore Sean Goatley-Soan (74-81-79--234) tied for 84th.

The Camels return to action next week (Apr. 16-18) in the Big South Conference Championship at The Patriot GC in Ninety Six, S.C.

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

Final Team Results:
1. Charleston Southern 282-280-279--841, 2. East Tennessee State 285-286-280--851, 3. Campbell 288-283-290--861, 4. Wofford 286-292-291--869, 5. Longwood 293-288-289--870, T6. Richmond 296-286-289--871, T6. Gardner-Webb 285-290-296--871, T8. Samford 288-296-288--872, T8. High Point 285-291-296--872, 10. USC Upstate 289-297-298--884, 11. Radford 299-292-294--885, 12. Davidson 296-295-297--888, 13. Appalachian State 296-293-303--892, 14. Presbyterian 302-296-295--893, 15. Wofford "B" 300-293-301--894, 16. Elon 300-296-299--895, 17. Stetson 301-291-305--897, 18. James Madison 298-297-305--900.

Final Individual Leaders: 1. Vaita Guillaume (Campbell) 69-64-71--204, 2. Jacobo Pastor (Charleston Southern) 73-65-67--205, 3. Ross Thomson (Charleston Southern) 69-69-70--208, 4. Sam Ryder (Stetson) 68-66-75--209, 5. Scott Gibson (ETSU) 68-72-70--210.

Other Campbell Individuals: T20. Amanjyot Singh 71-71-75--217, T21. Mitch Gray 74-74-70--218, T41. Grant Houser 74-74-74-222, T84. Sean Goatley-Soan 74-81-79--234.