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Scott Piercy shoots a 63 to open two-stroke lead at Houston Open

Scott Piercy shoots a 63 to open two-stroke lead at Houston Open

After his record-tying round Thursday, Scott Piercy let his thoughts drift toward qualifying for the Masters with a win this week. Piercy tied a tournament record with a nearly flawless nine-under-par 63 to take a two-stroke lead after the first round of the Houston Open. “It's the first round,” he said. “If I'm sitting here Sunday, then I'll be super-excited. If I (keep playing) like I did today, I would say there's a pretty good chance of that.” Alex Cejka, in an afternoon group, made four birdies on his back nine -- the course's front nine -- to finish tied with J.B. Holmes at seven-under 65. Holmes got to eight under with four...

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