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Utah Valley women's golf coach Sue Nyhus tees off at the Utah Women's Senior Am at Hobble Creek Golf Course. Her victory on Tuesday marked her second Utah Senior Women's Am title in the past three years.

Utah’s Sue Nyhus shot a 14-over 85 in the first round of the U.S. Senior Women’s Open Thursday at Pine Needles Golf Club in Southern Pines, N.C., which puts her in a tie for 98th place.

It wasn’t the start Nyhus was hoping for as she plays in a record ninth United States Golf Association event, the most any man or woman has played in.

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The 56-year-old from Orem, who is the women’s golf coach at Utah Valley University, got off to a rough start as she made double bogey at her first hole, the par-5 10th hole. She also double-bogeyed No. 15 and had bogeys at 11, 13, 14, 15 and 18 for a 45. She played better on her second nine as she made five bogeys for a 40.

None of the golfers in the 120-player field could break par Thursday as Danielle Ammaccapane had the best score with a 1-over-par 72. To make the 50-golfer cut, Nyhus will likely need to shoot around 74 or 75 in Friday’s second round.