Mississauga’s Cathy Auld won the Royal LePage OVCA Women’s Fall Classic at the North Grenville Curling Club defeating Thornhill, Ontario’s Julie Hastings in the Championship game, 7-4. The game turned on two key shots, facing 4 in the fourth end Auld drew to the four-foot with her final stone for one point. In the sixth end, Hastings needed to make the same draw to the four-foot against four, but wrecked on a guard in front of the house, allowing Auld a steal of four and a 7-3 lead.
Auld and her teammates; third Julie Reddick, second daughter Courtney Auld and lead, Carly Howard was the only team to go undefeated at the Fall Classic. The team had a special coach this weekend, Carly Howard’s dad Glenn. The win was worth $5,200; while Julie and her teammates, third twin-sister Christy Trombley, second Stacey Smith and lead Katrina Collins took home $2,800.
The semi-finalists Quebec’s Lauren Mann, who is a former member of the North Grenville Curling Club, and Quebec’s Kimberly Mastine each, received $1,800. The four quarter-finalists, Theresa Breen of Halifax, Erin Morrissey of Ottawa, Danielle Inglis of Ottawa and the Carleton University Girls team skipped by University of Manitoba Bison, Breanne Meakin each won $1,100.