TRURO – Colleen Pinkney sits alone atop the leaderboard at the Canadian Senior Women’s Curling Championship in Summerside.
Pinkney moved to 4-0 earlier today after beating New Brunswick’s Heidi Hanlon (2-2) 8-6 in the morning draw. The Truro Curling Club squad, which also includes mate Wendy Currie, second Shelley MacNutt and lead Susan Creelman, meets Alberta’s Debbie Santos (3-1), who suffered her first loss Monday morning in a 9-7 decision to Quebec’s Catherine Derick, at 7 p.m.
Trailing 6-5, Pinkney scored a pair of points in the ninth to snatch the lead before adding a single in the 10th to seal the win.
Pinkney jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first end before Hanlon countered with deuces in the second and third ends for a 4-2 cushion.
Pinkney notched singles in the fourth, fifth and sixth ends for a 5-4 lead and Hanlon scored two in the seventh.
The Pinkney squad, which won the Nova Scotia title to earn a spot at nationals, curled at 88 per cent Monday morning, with Pinkney leading the charge at 90 per cent.
The foursome won the 2009 Canadian title in Summerside with Karen Hennigar as second, before taking the 2010 world title in Chelyabinsk, Russia.