Hilary Lunke

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Hilary Lunke
— Golfer —
Personal information
Full name Hilary Lunke
Born (1979-06-07) June 7, 1979 (age 35)
Edina, Minnesota
Height 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
Nationality  United States
Residence Hopkins, Minnesota
Spouse Tylar Lunke
Children Greta Elin, Marin
Career
College Stanford University
(bachelor's degree 2001
master's degree 2002)
Turned professional 2002
Retired 2008
Former tour(s) LPGA Tour (2002–08)
Professional wins 1
Number of wins by tour
LPGA Tour 1
Best results in LPGA Major Championships
(Wins: 1)
Kraft Nabisco C'ship T68: 2005
LPGA Championship T37: 2003
U.S. Women's Open Won: 2003
du Maurier Classic DNP
Women's British Open CUT: 2002–2006
Achievements and awards
William and Mousie
Powell Award
2008

Hilary Lunke (born Hilary Homeyer on June 7, 1979) is an American professional golfer.

Homeyer was born in Edina, Minnesota. She attended Stanford University and became a member of the LPGA Tour in 2002. On July 7, 2003, Lunke defeated Kelly Robbins and Angela Stanford in an 18-hole playoff to win the U.S. Women's Open for her first and only LPGA win. Lunke was also the first player to win the U.S. Open after advancing through local and sectional qualifying.[1]

Lunke's husband, Tylar, was her caddie on that July day. They married on November 2, 2002. Lunke gave birth to her first child, Greta Elin, in November 2007. She had her second child, daughter Marin, in October 2009.[1][2]

Lunke joined the LPGA Player Executive Committee in 2006, and was selected vice president in 2007 and president in 2008. At the end of 2008, she was named the winner of the William and Mousie Powell Award, given to an LPGA member "who, in the opinion of her playing peers, by her behavior and deeds, best exemplifies the spirits, ideals and values of the LPGA."[3]

Lunke retired at the end of the 2008 season.[4]

LPGA Tour wins (1)[edit]

LPGA majors is shown in bold.

Major championships[edit]

Wins (1)[edit]

Year Championship Winning score Margin Runners-up
2003 U.S. Women's Open −1 (71-69-68-75=283) Playoff1 United States Kelly Robbins, United States Angela Stanford

1Defeated Stanford and Robbins in an 18-hole playoff: Lunke 70, Stanford 71, and Robbins 73.

Results timeline[edit]

Tournament 1997 1998 1999 2000
Kraft Nabisco Championship DNP DNP DNP DNP
LPGA Championship DNP DNP DNP DNP
U.S. Women's Open CUT DNP DNP 56
du Maurier Classic ^ DNP DNP DNP DNP
Tournament 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008
Kraft Nabisco Championship DNP DNP DNP 69 T68 CUT CUT CUT
LPGA Championship DNP DNP T37 CUT T42 CUT CUT DNP
U.S. Women's Open WD DNP 1 T64 CUT CUT CUT CUT
Women's British Open DNP CUT CUT CUT CUT CUT DNP DNP

^ The Women's British Open replaced the du Maurier Classic as an LPGA major in 2001.
DNP = did not play
CUT = missed the half-way cut
WD = withdrew
"T" = tied for place
Green background for wins. Yellow background for top-10.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Pickeral, Robbi (June 30, 2007). "Putt, chip – kick". The News & Observer. Retrieved June 30, 2007. [dead link]
  2. ^ Zgoda, Jerry (June 2, 2008). "Golfer Hilary Lunke comes home a champion". Star-Tribune. Retrieved June 5, 2008. 
  3. ^ "Lunke honored with William and Mousie Powell Award". 
  4. ^ Golfweek, U.S. Women's Open win can be catalyst or pinnacle July 4, 2011. Accessed July 3, 2012.

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