Howard rocks Hogan to win Oakville Fall Classic in four ends

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Published August 30, 2021 at 3:28 pm

Glenn Howard and his rink of third (and son) Scott Howard, second David Mathers and lead Tim March defeated Tanner Hogan, 6-2, in the finals Oakville Fall Classic, this weekend, at the Oakville Curling Club. CANADIAN PRESS PHOTO

Four-time Canadian and world champion Glenn Howard made his return to the curling rink a winning one, Sunday night, at the Oakville Curling Club.

The veteran skip and his rink of third (and son) Scott Howard, second David Mathers and lead Tim March captured the Oakville Fall Classic with a 6-2 win over Tanner Hogan in the finals.

Howard, who was injured in a snowmobile accident and missed Team Howard’s impressive run at last year’s Tim Hortons Brier, put up four in the opening end with the hammer on way to an easy win over Team Hogan in just four ends.

The 59-year-old native of Penetanguishene reeled off six straight wins after an opening-game loss to Mark Kean enroute to the win.

The Oakville Fall Classic had a total purse of $6,000, with $2,000 going to Howard’s winning rink.

“A nice “W” to start the season!,” tweeted out Howard after his rink’s win. “Thanks for the great weekend @OakvilleCurling, see you again for the next one in just a few days!”

Jamie Sinclair, of North Carolina, defeated 12-time provincial champion Suzanna Brit, of Charlottetown, PEI, 8-6 in the women’s final.

Sinclair and her rink of third Monica Walker, second Cora Farrell and lead Elizabeth Cousins put up a two-spot with the hammer in the eighth and final end to break 6-6 deadlock to win the title.

Team Sinclair finished a perfect 6-0 to claim the $1,500 prize total for the winning rink. The total purse was $3,800.

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