Patrick Mills of the Oglethorpe men's golf team has been named the SAAC Male Athlete of the Week by his peers in the Oglethorpe Student-Athlete Advisory Committee.
Mills finished tied for sixth at the Discover DeKalb Emory Spring Invitational in Stone Mountain over the weekend. He fired successive rounds of 1-over-par 71 and even-par 70 over the 2-day event to finish at 1-over 141 for the 36-hole tournament. That put he and Berry's Ryan Elmore seven strokes back of Huntingdon's Addison Lambeth, the tournament's individual medalist. The two earned SAA Co-Men's Golfer of the Week honors for their efforts.
Mills and the rest of the Petrels will now get ready for the SAA Golf Championships, which are set to take place April 21 through 23 at the Maumelle Country Club in Maumelle, Arkansas. Through that tournament, they'll be looking to secure qualification to the NCAA Division III Men's Golf Championship May 16 through 19 at Mission Inn Resort and Club in Howey-in-the-Hills, Florida. That event will be co-hosted by Oglethorpe University and the Central Florida Sports Commission.