Kasey Petty made her pro debut at the U.S. Women’s Open, and it didn’t go as well as she would have liked. Or perhaps it did.
Petty, a recent University of Findlay graduate, made her first major appearance this week at Cordevalle, but missed the cut after carding 81-83 in her first two rounds. But on Friday, she didn’t have much time to be upset. Jacob Miller, her boyfriend, swing coach and an assistant golf coach at Findlay, proposed to Petty right after her round.
“I didn’t play very well, but this kind of makes up for all of that,” Petty said. “I had a tiny little hunch about it, but after a 83, I figured maybe he’s not going to do anything. But I’m happy that he did.”
“I’ve had the ring for a month,” Miller told USGA.com. “I was going to propose the day before I headed back to school. But then she qualified for the Open and our pastor, who caddies for me, said, ‘You need to do it at the Open, or I’m not caddying for you anymore.'”
Miller timed the proposal on the seventh anniversary of their first date. Video of the proposal is below. A good way to get over missing the cut!