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Shin pulls away for first LPGA win

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IRVING, Texas (AP) 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.

Making her 135th 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, California, and won the 2006 U.S. Girls' Junior.

"Still in awe. Nothing has registered yet," Shin said. "I wanted to talk to my mum, but I was on the verge of tears, so I hung up without really her answering the phone. I think it will hit me as soon as I talk to my mum."


Money Leaders: LPGA
Rank Player Earnings
1 L.Ko $1,071,567
2 H.Nomura $680,484
3 H.Jang $617,098
4 S.Kim $511,841
5 L.Thompson $503,305
6 I.Chun $467,226
7 M.Lee $452,584
8 B.Henderson $441,312
9 J.Shin $409,211
10 G.Piller $393,063
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