Lunke Earns Spot in Samsung World Event

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Hilary Lunke earned a place in the 20-player field at the Samsung World Championship Oct. 6-12 for her U.S. Women's Open victory.

Lunke joins Annika Sorenstam and Patricia Meunier-Lebouc as the only players to qualify thus far for the elite field at The Woodlands near Houston, Texas. Sorenstam is a quadruple qualifier, while Meunier-Lebouc earned her ticket when she won the Kraft Nabisco Championship, the LPGAs first major championship of the season.
 
The Samsung World Championship field includes the winners of the four LPGA major championships,as well as the 2002 Vare Trophy winner (Sorenstam), the defending champion (Sorenstam) and the LPGA Tours leading money winners from 2002 (Sorenstam) and the current year.
 
A selection committee awards additional positions in the field to the leading international players from the Ladies European Tour, the Japanese Tour and the Korean Tour. Rounding out the field are other leading money-winners from the LPGA Tours current year.