Mills shot 9-over par 81 on Friday and missed the 36-hole cut
WELL, I DIDN’T play well today, but I had a great time doing it. I didn’t really get caught up in what I was scoring or anything like that. I just enjoyed the moment; you can’t really get down on yourself when you’re in my position. You’ve just got to soak it all in and try to take as much from it as you can, and I think I did that.
It’s tough. (It was) my first Tour event and it’s a pretty big one. I’ll take a lot from it, and I was happy to be here.
The wind was more of a factor today (than Thursday, when he shot 74) but I just didn’t hit it well today. I felt like I was going to play well, I felt fine. I think I just got off to a bad start, didn’t really get down on myself, but it just wasn’t there.
I felt good about the birdie on (the par-3) No. 12. I hit a pitching wedge on 12 to about five feet.
I thought about that right after I made the double (-bogey 7) on 13. “Made birdie on 12, that’s pretty good (laugh).”
On 13, I hit it left and had to take an unplayable (lie). Then I hit it a lot more after that.
I haven’t decided yet if I’m going to hang out (at Augusta National), I think I’ll try it for at least another day. I haven’t talked to my folks yet, but I’m definitely going to hang around (today). Why not? I’ve got this little thing here (his player’s pin, attached to his cap) that gets me in anyway (laugh).
I’ll probably head down to Hilton Head (where he’ll compete in the RBC Heritage as the winner of the Players Amateur) on Sunday night. Try to get in a little work. Then the ACC (tournament, April 21-23) — back to college golf. I’m looking forward to that; I’ve played (Old North State course) well; better last year, and it keeps getting better. I’m excited for probably the next three-four weeks. Lot of golf, lot of fun, ready to get back with my (Clemson) teammates and have some fun.