Ho­man wins Cana­dian Open

Winnipeg Sun - - SPORTS -

NORTH BATTLEFORD, Sask. — Rachel Ho­man is on a roll.

The Ot­tawa skip picked up a record-break­ing 10th Grand Slam women’s ti­tle and her third in a row this sea­son with a 4-3 win over Switzer­land’s Sil­vana Tir­in­zoni in the fi­nal of the Cana­dian Open on Sun­day.

In the men’s fi­nal, Ed­mon­ton’s Bren­dan Bottcher won his first ca­reer Grand

Slam of Curl­ing ti­tle with a 6-3 vic­tory over Toronto’s John Ep­ping. Bottcher’s squad books a spot in the sea­so­nend­ing Cham­pi­ons Cup.

HIRSCHER’S RECORD RUN

ADEL­BO­DEN, Switzer­land — Mar­cel Hirscher won a World Cup slalom Sun­day to set a men’s record on the 52-year cir­cuit for most wins by one skier at a sin­gle venue.

Hirscher’s ninth ca­reer vic­tory at Adel­bo­den was earned with a sec­ond-run charge to vic­tory for the sec­ond straight day.

KUCHAR WINS IN HAWAII

HON­OLULU — Matt Kuchar over­came three early bo­geys that cost him the lead with flaw­less golf and two key birdies on the back nine to close with a 4-un­der 66 and win the Sony Open for his sec­ond PGA Tour ti­tle this sea­son.

It wasn’t as easy as his four-shot vic­tory over An­drew Put­nam might in­di­cate.

Hav­ing made only one bo­gey through 54 holes to build a two-shot lead, Kuchar had three bo­geys in his open­ing five holes Sun­day and fell one shot be­hind Put­nam.

Tied for the lead with five holes to go, Put­nam made bo­gey from the bunker on No. 14 and Kuchar birdied the next two holes to seize con­trol.

SHARA­POVA ROLLS

MEL­BOURNE — Maria Shara­pova got out of the Mel­bourne heat as quickly as she could, need­ing just 63 min­utes to beat British qual­i­fier Har­riet Dart 6-0, 6-0 in the first match on Rod Laver Arena at this year’s Aus­tralian Open.

Shara­pova was mak­ing her 15th ap­pear­ance at the sea­sonopen­ing ma­jor.

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