AUGUSTA, Georgia – Emilia Migliaccio’s mother was getting fitted for a white caddie jumpsuit on Friday afternoon at Augusta National. Ulrika Migliaccio should certainly be the primary mother to ever caddie for her youngster in a aggressive spherical at Augusta National.
Emilia, a first-team All-American at Wake Forest, will principally rely on mother for yardages and membership choice in Saturday’s last spherical at the Augusta National Women’s Amateur. Ulrika performed collegiate golf alongside LPGA Hall of Famer Annika Sorenstam at the University of Arizona, the place she earned All-American honors.
“My mom has been my inspiration in everything,” stated Emilia.
Ulrika requested her daughter if she needed to take an area caddie for the ultimate spherical, the place Emilia trails leaders Rose Zhang and Ingrid Lindblad by 4 strokes. Rachel Heck, a freshman at Stanford who sits three photographs again, made preparations lengthy earlier than this week that her father, Robert, wouldn’t be on the bag for the ultimate spherical.
For Emilia, nevertheless, it was a transparent selection.
“I think it would just be really special for us to be on the bag together,” stated Emilia. “I think it will be a moment that we couldn’t replicate anywhere else.”
Emilia Migliaccio (left) and her mother and caddie stroll up to 1st tee field through the second spherical of the U.S. Women’s Open golf event at Champions Golf Club. Photo credit score: Erik Williams-USA TODAY Sports
Ulrika has caddied for her daughter from the beginning at small junior occasions. They regularly went out as a household and performed a par-3 course close to North Carolina State’s Lonnie Poole Golf Course in Raleigh. As Emilia grew and the stakes acquired larger, Ulrika remained at her daughter’s aspect. When Emilia received gold at the 2019 Pan American Games, her mother was her caddie.
Now, as Emilia prepares to wind down her golf profession, choosing to spend the summer on Golf Channel’s editorial staff reasonably than working her approach by way of LPGA Q-School, this once-in-a-lifetime spherical at Augusta is especially poignant.
That being stated, Migliaccio isn’t seemingly to get too caught up in sentimentality on Saturday.
“I just want to give it everything I have,” she stated, “absolutely everything at having a chance to win the title. It would mean so much.”