Hilary Lunke

United States

5'7"

2002

Stanford Univ. (2001, Economics/Psychology; 2002 Masters Sociology)

Race to CME Globe

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Hilary Lunke Bio

5’7”…Started playing golf at the age of 13...Credits her father Bill Homeyer as the individual most influencing her career...Married Tylar Lunke on Nov. 2, 2002...Maiden name is Homeyer...Competed as Hilary Homeyer in 2002...Gave birth to daughter Greta in 2007…Completed her master’s degree in Sociology at Stanford University in March 2002…In January 2005, traveled through Honduras on a mission trip with Betsy King, building safe homes for children and visiting local churches…Was a member of the LPGA Player Executive Committee for the 2006-08 seasons, serving as president in 2008; served as vice president in 2007...Hobbies include jogging, cooking, sewing, knitting, decorating, Christian fellowship activities, reading, swimming and being a “purveyor of fine home living”...Qualified for the Tour on her first attempt.

Career

  • In 2007, played a limited schedule due to the birth of her first child, daughter Greta, in October.
  • In 2006, best finish was a tie for 22nd at the Wegmans LPGA, where she carded a career-low 65 in the third round.
  • In 2005, best finish was a tie for 27th at the SBS Open at Turtle Bay.
  • In 2004, best finish was a tie for 28th at the Evian Masters.
  • In 2003, made history with an 18-hole playoff victory over Angela Stanford and Kelly Robbins at the U.S. Women’s Open, becoming one of 14 players in LPGA history to make the U.S. Women’s Open her first LPGA victory; she was also the first player in the history of the U.S. Women’s Open to win the event after qualifying through local and sectional qualifiers; her husband Tylar was her caddie that week.
  • In 2002, best finish was a tie for 15th at the Wendy’s Championship for Children at Tartan Fields; returned to the LPGA Final Qualifying Tournament, where she tied for 17th to earn exempt status for the 2003 LPGA season.
  • In 2001, turned professional in August; qualified for the Tour by tying for 31st at the LPGA Final Qualifying Tournament to earn non-exempt status for the 2002 LPGA season.

    Amateur
    Lunke competed in seven U.S. Women’s Amateur Championships. In 1997 and 1999, she was the runner-up at the Women’s Western Amateur. She was a member of the 2000 U.S. Curtis Cup and World Amateur Teams. While attending Stanford, she was a four-time All-American and won two collegiate titles. In 2001, before turning professional, she was the South Atlantic Amateur champion.

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