Manitoba came from behind to beat Alberta 8-5 in the women’s final at the Travelers Curling Club Championship in Kelowna, B.C. on Saturday.
Tracy Andries and her Fort Rouge Curling Club team scored four in the eighth and final end to claim the gold medal. Manitoba also hung two points in the fifth. Alberta skip Morgan Muise meanwhile put up two of her own in the second. She also stole singles in both the third and seventh ends.
Andries’ foursome was made up of third Crystal Kennedy, second Diane Christensen and lead April Klassen. They advanced to the championship game with an 8-5 semifinal win over Quebec late Friday.
The women’s title is Manitoba’s first in three years and third overall since the Travelers Curling Club Championship was created in 2009.
The provincial men’s team was knocked out of the playoffs by B.C. on Friday with a 7-1 loss.
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