Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Sweeting and Jones Post Early Victories at Tour Challenge Grand Slam

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Sweeting and Jones Post Early Victories at Tour Challenge Grand Slam

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Sweeting and Jones post early wins at Slam

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REGINA - Val Sweeting scored a single point in an extra end for an 8-7 victory over China's Bingyu Wang, then topped Rachel Homan 6-4 in the late draw on Wednesday to race out to a 2-0 record at the Tour Challenge.

Sweeting, from Edmonton, pulled close with a pair in the seventh end of her first game before tying it with a single in the eighth.

Against Homan (0-2), Sweeting took a 5-4 lead with a deuce in the seventh and added a single in the eighth.

Winnipeg's Jennifer Jones (2-0) also won twice Wednesday. She came back for a 7-6 extra-end win over Allison Flaxey of Caledon, Ont., in the morning draw before downing Sherry Middaugh of Coldwater, Ont., 5-1 in the afternoon.

The loss was Middaugh's (0-2) second of the day. She fell 6-4 to Switzerland's Alina Paetz (2-0) earlier. …

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