When Karen Lunn won the AIG Women’s Open at the Woburn Duke’s Course in 1993, she knew she had achieved something special.
The Australian, who was 27 years old at the time, produced a dominant victory to claim the title. Lunn won by eight strokes, still the third-largest winning margin in history. Now, 28 years later, Lunn is still amazed at her accomplishment.
“I don’t think it really hits me until every year when I go back to the Women’s Open,” Lunn said. “They have all the pictures of previous champions, and it’s pretty special to look up there and see your photo and the scores that you had".
Lunn most certainly belongs in that class of player, and is one of the most influential golfers in the last 30 years on the circuit. After winning the AIG Women's Open in 1993, she went on to win the LET Order of Merit that year and eventually become the Tour’s Chairman of the Board in 2004 after winning 10 events on the circuit over her career.