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Pinnacle Bank Championship golfer, caddy share everlasting bond

Posted: 5:36 PM, Jul 19, 2019
Updated: 2019-07-19 18:36:54-04
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OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) -- — A golfer at the Pinnacle Bank Championship celebrates a once in a lifetime shot with his golf and life partner on Monday.

45,000 people are expected to attend the tournament at The Club at Indian Creek over the 4-day weekend.

On Monday, Byron Meth shot an albatross, or a double eagle, on the Par 5 15th hole. He says it’s the first time he’s hit a shot like that. He credits his caddy Valentina, who is also his wife, for helping him pick the right club to hit the shot.

The two met 9 years ago at an international golf tournament and have been married for 2 ½ years. In January, Valentina says she quit her job when Byron got his tour card to become his fulltime caddy.

"There's no one that knows me better and a player/caddy relationship, player/husband/wife it doesn't matter what it is the better you know the person it's going to be the easiest in tough times in good times and bad times. So, it's just really special," Valentina explained.

Valentina says she gets recognized and asked for selfies on the course as well, inspiring young girls who attend.

Byron is at (-8) through two rounds at the Korn Ferry Tour Pinnacle Bank Championship and will be playing in the final two rounds.

You can follow their journey on Instagram: @MethsOnTheMove