3 Camels named to Big South Men’s Golf All-Decade Team

From Campbell University Athletics
Posted 6/26/20

Three Campbell student-athletes, Vaita Guillaume, Ray Kraivixien and Jesper Svensson, have been named to the Big South Conference 2010-19 Men’s Golf All-Decade team.

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3 Camels named to Big South Men’s Golf All-Decade Team

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BUIES CREEK — Three Campbell student-athletes, Vaita Guillaume, Ray Kraivixien and Jesper Svensson, have been named to the Big South Conference 2010-19 Men’s Golf All-Decade team.

The Camels have won two of the last four Big South titles (2017, 2019) and appeared in four-straight NCAA Regional Championships (2016-19).

Vaita Guillaume | Pape’ete, Tahiti | 2008-12

Guillaume was the first Campbell player to make three NCAA post-season appearances, capped by a victory in the 2012 NCAA Greensboro Regional. After earning all-conference honors three times in the Atlantic Sun, he was named Big South Golfer of the Year in 2012, when he also was named PING All-American and to the All-Southeast Regional Team. After Campbell returned to the Big South in 2011-12, Guillaume won a school-record five individual tournaments, including the Greensboro Regional, where he claimed top honors on the first playoff hole. Guillaume has gone on to compete on the Mackenzie Tour-PGA TOUR Canada and Korn Ferry Tour.

Ray Kraivixien | Bangkok, Thailand | 2015-19

Kraivixien was named the league’s men’s golf scholar-athlete of the year as a senior in 2019.  He played in 47 of 48 events – including a school-record four-straight NCAA Regionals. Kraivixien’s career stroke average (72.71) is fifth-lowest in Campbell’s Division I era. The 2018 Big South Conference Golfer of the Year, Kraivixien shares the school record with Svensson for career tournaments (47) and rounds (136) played and completed his career tied for seventh in school history with 15 career top-10 finishes, including four wins.

Jesper Svensson | Balsta, Sweden | 2015-2019

Svensson was tabbed the league’s golfer of the year in both 2017 and 2019 and produced four victories in his career, including Big South individual titles as a sophomore and senior. After making a school-record four NCAA regional appearances, Svensson posted the second-lowest stroke average (72.09) of all players in Campbell’s Division I era (min. 50 rounds). As a sophomore in 2017, Svensson finished the Big South Championship at 14-under par 202 (67-66-69) to break the 10-year old league record set by future World No. 1 Dustin Johnson of Coastal Carolina. Following graduation, Svensson has gone on to play on the European Challenge Tour and Swedish Professional Golf Tour.

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