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Piller shoots 67, leads LPGA event by 2

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IRVING, Texas (AP) Gerina Piller took a two-stroke lead Saturday in the LPGA Tour's Volunteers of America Texas Shootout, putting her in position for a breakthrough victory in her home event.

Winless in 123 career starts, the 31-year-old Piller shot a bogey-free 4-under 67 to reach 14-under 199 at Las Colinas Country Club.

"It is a big deal, but to me it's not a big deal," Piller said. "The golf ball doesn't know that I'm in the lead. So I just try to kind of dumb it down for myself and control the things I can do and that's myself, and being calm and being confident and committed. ... I still have the same mentality. "I've got to go out there and I'm going to play aggressive, play smart and play committed."


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