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July 01, 2017
By: John Raffel

Mills emerges as St. Louis' No. 1 golfer




John Raffel

Sports Scene


Grant Mills has had an impressive sophomore golf season for the St. Louis Sharks as the team's No. 1 golfer. He's in his second varsity golf season, but says he's been playing since he was 3 years old.

He's had plenty of highlights so far this season. His team has been in second place in the conference. “[Second place] is tremendous for the St. Louis golf program,” Mills said. “I've shot in the 30s a few times.”

His lowest score has been a 33, or three-under par. His lowest on 18 a few years ago was a 69. This season, it's been a 77.

“I've had a lot of success because of my short game,” he said. “And being able to work around certain situations up around the greens.”

But Mills has been focusing on improving on certain parts of his game, especially the long game, those 220 and 240-yard shots.

As the later weeks of May were approaching, Mills was focusing on various goals he was hoping to achieve for himself and the team.

“For me, an individual goal is to qualify in some junior tournament and to go to state for golf,” he said. “I would love to see our team win regionals.”

Mills said he got interested in golf through his father, also an accomplished golfer.