Rutgers senior and three-time captain Emily Mills was named the Big Ten Women’s Golfer of the Week after winning the River Landing Classic this past Tuesday. She won the 83 player event with a four-under par 212 (76-69-67) and had 12 birdies, resulting in the third win of her career.
Emily Mills of @RutgersWGolf is the #B1GWGolf Golfer of the Week after firing a three-round total of 212 (-4) to claim medalist honors at the River Landing Classic in Wallace, N.C. | https://t.co/zbTsdwLJzg pic.twitter.com/AkLw5QjwKS— Big Ten Conference (@bigten) March 7, 2018
Rutgers finished tied for sixth place out of fourteen teams in the tournament. The Scarlet Knights placed ahead of state rival Seton Hall and were just five strokes out of fifth place. The program produced its all-time best combined round of 287 on the last day, led by Mills’ round of 67.
“Today was a fun day for our team,” said Rutgers head coach Kari Williams. “Carrie-Ann (Lee) and Emily played phenomenal golf out here, being aggressive at pins and making birdies around the course. Ana (Cortes) continued her consistent play for us and Lori (Char) bounced back with a hard fought 76 today. This event took a full team effort and we are excited to compete again next week in Hawaii.”
“I was hitting it close with my irons and took advantage of those birdie putts today,” said Mills. “I feel good moving into the rest of the season after our play here.”
Mills is the program’s career leader in scoring average, birdies and par or better rounds.
The Rutgers women’s golf team will next play at the Dr. Donnis Thompson Invitational in Manoa, Hawaii on March 13th and 14th. The event is hosted by the University of Hawaii.