Hilary Lunke

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Hilary Lunke
Personal information
Full nameHilary Lunke
Born (1979-06-07) June 7, 1979 (age 42)
Edina, Minnesota
Height5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
Nationality United States
ResidenceHopkins, Minnesota
SpouseTylar Lunke
ChildrenGreta Elin, Marin
CollegeStanford University
Turned professional2002
Former tour(s)LPGA Tour (2002–08)
Professional wins1
Number of wins by tour
LPGA Tour1
Best results in LPGA major championships
(wins: 1)
ANA InspirationT68: 2005
Women's PGA C'shipT37: 2003
U.S. Women's OpenWon: 2003
du Maurier ClassicDNP
Women's British OpenCUT: 2002–2006
Achievements and awards
William and Mousie
Powell Award

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]

Professional wins[edit]

LPGA Tour wins (1)[edit]

LPGA Tour major championships (1)
Other LPGA Tour (0)
No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
1 Jul 6, 2003 U.S. Women's Open −1 (71-69-68-75=283) Playoff United States Kelly Robbins
United States Angela Stanford

LPGA Tour playoff record (1–0)

No. Year Tournament Opponents Result
1 2003 U.S. Women's Open United States Kelly Robbins
United States Angela Stanford
Won 18-hole playoff (Lunke:70, Stanford:71, Robbins:73)

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

^ The Women's British Open replaced the du Maurier Classic as an LPGA major in 2001.

  Top 10
  Did not play

CUT = missed the half-way cut
WD = withdrew
"T" = tied for place

U.S. national team appearances[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.[permanent dead link]
  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.