Winnipeg Free Press - PRINT EDITION
Posted: 11/19/2012 1:00 AM | Comments: 0
BRANTFORD, Ont. -- Calgary's Kevin Koe led his rink past Kelowna's Jim Cotter 7-5 on Sunday to win the men's final at the Grand Slam of Curling's Masters event.
Ottawa's Rachel Homan dispatched Winnipeg's Chelsea Carey 8-3 to win the women's championship.
"We've been doing really well on the Slam side of the events, but it's nice to finally win a final," said Homan. "I think we picked the right one to win and this is just an amazing feeling."
Homan led 3-0 after three ends, 5-3 after six and then added three points in the seventh and final end.
In the men's final Cotter took a 3-2 lead in the third end, but Koe scored three in the fifth to take control of the match.
Koe then added a point in the sixth for a 6-3 advantage. Cotter scored two in the seventh end but Koe added a point in the eighth.
"This was my seventh Grand Slam final and my first win," said Koe, who won a world title in 2010. "It's been a long time coming."
-- The Canadian Press
Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition November 19, 2012 C7
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