Who's who: Hilary Lunke

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Who's who: Hilary Lunke

  • Name:

    Hilary Lunke (née Homeyer)
  • Country:

    USA
  • Born:

    June 7, 1979 in Edina, Minnesota.
  • Original/Home Club:

  • Occupation:

    Professional golfer.
  • Turned Pro:

    2002

Roll of Honour

MAJORS (1): US Women's Open (2003).

Did you know?

In her six year playing career as a professional, Lunke recorded just one victory, which just happened to be in the U.S. Women's Open in 2003. With her husband Tylar on the bag, she prevailed over fellow Americans Kelly Robbins and Angela Stanford in a playoff.

Top tournaments won by Hilary Lunke

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Lunke, Hilary

Score

283 (-1)

Prize money

$560,000

Title sponsor

USGA

The US Women's Open (58th) (July 3-7). Lunke (USA) beat Angela Stanford (USA) and Kelly Robbins (USA) in an 18-hole playoff: Lunke 70 (-1), Stanford 71 (E), Robbins 73 (+2). This was Lunke's first LPGA Tour win, and the first time the US Women's Open was won by a qualifier. [Witch Hollow course, Pumpkin Ridge GC, nr Portland, OR].

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