It came down to the last shot. Saskatoon skip Colton Flasch was among those at the Nutana Curling Club who watched as his rock held up for the steal of one to score the 4-3 win over South Korea's Chang-Min Park in the championship match at the College Clean Restoration Curling Classic. The Flasch foursome finds itself 9-thousand dollars richer with Park's pack producing a 6-thousand dollar cheque.
The international match-up was set up earlier Monday when Flasch's rink upended John Epping's Toronto quartet 7-3 in one semi-final while Kim's squad trimmed Jason Gunnlaugson's Winnipeg team 6-1. The Epping and Gunnlaugson foursomes each received $4,000 for getting to the semi-finals. On Monday morning, in quarter-final play, Flasch defeated Brady Clark of Seattle 3-1, 2012 champion Epping of Toronto beat Brendan Bottcher of Edmonton 8-3, Kim held on to edge John Morris of Vernon, B-C 5-4 and Gunnlaugson used last rock in an extra end to beat Reid Carruthers 3-2 in an all-Winnipeg battle. The quarter-final losers all received $2,500 for qualifying for the playoff round.