Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Golf Roundup

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Golf Roundup

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Shin wins Texas tourney for first LPGA Tour title

Jenny Shin won the Volunteers of America Texas Shootout on Sunday for her first LPGA Tour victory, pulling away for a two-stroke victory at Las Colinas in Irving.

Making her 133rd tour start, Shin closed with a 4-under 67 to finish at 14-under 270. The 23-year-old South Korean player went to high school in Torrance, Calif., and won the 2006 U.S. Girls' Junior.

Third-round leader Gerina Piller, the area resident seeking her first tour victory, birdied the final hole for a 73 to tie for second with South Koreans Amy Yang and Mi Jung Hur. Yang and Hur each shot 71.

Shin birdied three of the first five holes, added another on the par-5 10th. She closed with eight pars the last an up-and-down save from right of the green on the par-5 18th.

Piller lives in Plano, about 20 miles from Las Colinas. She has four straight top-six finishes.

Fifth-ranked Brooke Henderson closed with a 71 to tie for 19th at 3 under, ending the 18-year-old Canadian's string of top-10 finishes at eight. …

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