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Nyhus Recompletes Historic USGA Tournament Cycle

The Salt Lake Tribune published a wonderful story in today’s paper, written by Kurt Kragthorpe,  about the historical achievement of Utah golfer and coach, Sue Nyhus who has played in every USGA Championship in which she has been eligible to compete. Sure, it’s easy to play in every USGA championship if all you have to do is enter, but she took it an extra step. She has entered every USGA Championship in which she was eligible, but also advanced past the qualifying round to the tournament proper in every USGA Junior, Women’s, and Senior Women’s categories.

It is an accomplishment that has not been achieved by any other golfer in the history of the USGA.

This was an accomplishment she had achieved prior to this year, but because the USGA added a Four-Ball Championship to its list of women’s championships this year she had to add that tournament to the list. Sure enough, she qualified for the tournament and advanced to the tournament proper in Bandon Dunes, Oregon and thus kept her cycle complete.

The story can be read in its entirely at

Her USGA record includes the following:

U.S. Girls’ Junior, 1980 • Wichita, Kan.

U.S. Women’s Open, 1983 • Tulsa, Okla.

U.S. Women’s Amateur Public Links, 1983 • Honolulu, 1985 • Flanders, N.J., 1986 • Stevens Point, Wis., 1999 • Santa Ana Pueblo, N.M., 2001 • Long Grove, Ill., 2010 • Notre Dame, Ind.

USGA Women’s State Team: 1995 • Lake Buena Vista, Fla.; 1997 • Scottsdale, Ariz.; 1999 • Williamsburg, Va.; 2003 • Wellesley Hills, Mass.; 2007 • The Woodlands, Texas

U.S. Women’s Amateur: 1999 • Asheville, N.C.; 2000 • Portland, Ore.

U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur: 2000 • Newport Beach, Calif.

U.S. Senior Women’s Amateur: 2013 • San Martin, Calif.; 2014 • Deal, N.J.

U.S. Women’s Amateur Four-Ball; 2015 • Bandon, Ore.