Rachel Homan opened the Grand Slam season on Tuesday with a 4-3 victory over fellow Canadian Clancy Grandy at the HearingLife Tour Challenge.
Homan, the defending champion from Beaumont, Alta., scored a single point in the eighth round to win.
Clancy, from Coquitlam, B.C., picked up two straight steals to tie the game, but Homan ended up using the hammer to her advantage.
In other games, Kerri Einarson of Camp Morton, Man., posted a 5-3 win over Kate Cameron of New Bothwell, Man.
Jennifer Jones of Springwater, Ont., defeated South Korea’s Seungyoun Ha 6-5 and Sweden’s Anna Hasselborg defeated Italy’s Stefania Constantini 8-4.
Three more draws were scheduled later in the day at the Gale Centre. The game lasts until Sunday.
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