November 3, 2013 (ISN) – Glenn Howard of Penetanguishene, Ont., won the first stop on the Grand Slam of Curling, completing his unbeaten run on Sunday by defeating Edmonton’s Kevin Martin 7-4 at the Masters final.
It’s the sixth time Howard has won the event.
Howard broke a 2-2 tie by scoring four points in the fifth end.
Martin cut the margin to two in the sixth end, but Howard put up one more point in the seventh to seal the victory.
The win leaves Martin and his teammates Wayne Middaugh, Brent Laing and Craig Savill as the only rink still in the running to capture the $1 million prize available for sweeping all four Masters events.
Ottawa’s Rachel Homan will play Eve Muirhead of Scotland in the women’s final later Sunday