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Sweeting, Jones start clever during Tour Challenge Grand Slam

Val Sweeting scored a singular indicate in an additional finish for an 8-7 feat over China’s Bingyu Wang, afterwards surfaced Rachel Homan 6-4 in a late pull on Wednesday to competition out to a 2-0 record during a Tour Challenge.

Sweeting, from Edmonton, pulled tighten with a span in a seventh finish of her initial diversion before restraining it with a singular in a eighth.

Against Homan (0-2), Sweeting took a 5-4 lead with a deuce in a seventh and combined a singular in a eighth.

Winnipeg’s Jennifer Jones (2-0) also won twice Wednesday. She came behind for a 7-6 extra-end win over Allison Flaxey of Caledon, Ont., in a morning pull before downing Sherry Middaugh of Coldwater, Ont., 5-1 in a afternoon.

The detriment was Middaugh’s (0-2) second of a day. She fell 6-4 to Switzerland’s Alina Paetz (2-0) earlier.

In other afternoon games, Silvana Tirinzoni of Switzerland kick Winnipeg’s Michelle Englot 10-3, Sweden’s Anna Hasselborg degraded Tracy Fleury of Sudbury, Ont., 8-7 and Paetz downed Casey Scheidegger of Lethbridge, Alta., 7-3.

Gushue picks adult 2nd win

Brad Gushue of St. John’s, N.L., softened to 2-0 with a 6-1 feat over American John Shuster, John Epping warranted his second win, violence American Heath McCormick 7-4, and Saskatoon’s Steve Laycock (2-0) edged Reid Carruthers of Winnipeg 7-6 in an additional finish to take tip mark in Pool C.

In a rest of a night draw, Calgary’s Kevin Koe (1-1) surfaced Peter De Cruz of Switzerland 6-1, and Sweden’s Niklas Edin kick Scotland’s Kyle Smith 9-5.

The playoffs start Saturday and a finals are scheduled for Sunday during a initial eventuality of a Grand Slam season.

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