Las Vegas, Nevada (Updated July 30, 2012)–Piercy held on to win the event and add several more birdies for the cause. Scott Piercy is going wild through the first two rounds of the Canadian Open, the Shriners Hospitals for Children are benefitting. Piercy is the leader after two rounds after recording 9 birdies and two eagles en route to an 11-under par total. With every birdie Piercy makes, the Biridies4Shriners campaign, sponsored by Shift4, raises for dollars for health care. –By Brian Hurlburt
Piercy opened with a course record 62 and followed it up with a 67. Piercy told the media it's a different feeling when you play a round immedicately following a lights-out round. "You shoot 62 and think, oh, I've got it," said Piercy, who grew up in Las Vegas. "You expect to shoot another 62 which is ‑‑ to shoot 62, you've got to have things going for you. You've got to be making the putts. You've got to get the right bounces. I think you've got to be realistic with your expectations. When I shot 62, my expectation was to hit fairways and greens, and it just happened. Today knowing that it's generally tough to follow up a course record, I just wanted to hit a bunch of greens, a bunch of fairways, and let it happen again. If I hit a good shot and hit 2 or 3‑under, then that's great. A lot of times you end up being unhappy with pars after you shoot a 62 because you're so used to making birdie or eagles, that you that's what you expect. And pars are still good, if that makes sense."
The Birdies4Shriners is an initiative between the Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open and Shift4, a local Las Vegas corporation specializing in transactional services. Ryan Moore, a former UNLV Rebel and NCAA champion, is also part of the promotion.
The Birdies 4Shriners drive is a fun way for golf fans to give to Shriners Hospitals and the children they care for. From now until October 7, 2012, every eagle, ace, and birdie made by PGA TOUR professionals Ryan Moore andScott Piercy (both sponsored by Shift4) will result in a donation to Shriners Hospitals for Children from Shift4. Birdies4Shriners will culminate at the 2012 Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open, where Shift4 will host the Public Safety Appreciation Station.
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