Corbin Mills will be in Utah next week, but not to defend his U.S. Amateur Public Links title. He'll be making his pro debut at the Web.com Tour's Utah Championship. Mills, No. 6 in the R&A World Amateur Golf Ranking, recently completed his junior season at Clemson.
He represented the United States at last week's Palmer Cup, a Ryder Cup-style event between the top collegians from the United States and Europe. Mills earned the United States' only point in singles play, halving his match with NCAA champion Thomas Pieters. Europe won, 13.5-10.5, after winning 7.5 of 8 singles points.
Both events are being held next week in Utah, about 50 miles apart. The Utah Championship is scheduled for July 12-15 at Willow Creek Country Club in Sandy, Utah. The U.S. Amateur Public Links will be held July 9-14 at Soldier Hollow Golf Course in Midway, Utah.
Mills won the U.S. Amateur Public Links and Players Amateur in consecutive weeks last year. He finished 30th in the Golfweek/Sagarin College Rankings this past season, including a victory at the Jerry Pate National Intercollegiate.