The Players Amateur: Mills inches out victory
BLUFTON, SC (July 10, 2011) -- After struggling on the front nine, Corbin Mills came from behind today to shoot 4 birdies on the back nine for a final round 72. His 12-under-par, four day total was enough to win the 12th annual Players Amateur by one stroke.
Mills inched out LSU's Curtis Thompson and Patrick Rodgers from Avon, Indiana who both scored 11-under. Thompson shot a final round 66 and Rodgers carded a 67.
It was the second win in as many weeks for Mills, a rising junior at Clemson University. Last week he won the US Amateur Public Links and earned an exemption into The Masters.
Today's win at the Belfair Golf Club earns him a spot in the 2012 RBC Heritage. The Easley, SC resident is the first Clemson golfer to win the Players Amateur.
ABOUT THE Players Amateur
While competing in the 1999 US Amateur
Championship at Pebble Beach, former US
Team members, Duke Delcher and Tom
discussed the formation of a premier 72-hole
play amateur golf tournament. The inaugural
Amateur was held the next summer. Former
Open Champion, Ben Curtis, was the winner of
2000 event. In 2004, the Heritage Classic
began running the event. The Heritage Classic
Foundation was formed in 1987 as a 501 (c) (3),
for-profit organization, it serves as the
and financial oversight group for the PGA Tour
Heritage Classic. The Foundation distributes all
charitable funds generated from the tournaments
charity. The winner of The Players Amateur gets
exemption into the PGA Tour RBC Heritage
well as the Master of the Amateurs tournament
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