McNamee off to mixed finals

JIM BENDER, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 12:47 PM ET

MORRIS — Manitoba's Terry McNamee cracked a three in the seventh end en route to an 8-3 victory over Nova Scotia's two-time champion Paul Flemming in the semifinal of the Canadian Mixed Championship on Saturday morning.

It was the first time in three tries that McNamee won a Mixed semifinal.

"Oh, for sure, it feels good," said McNamee, supported by third Lana Hunter, second Allan Lawn and Lisa Blixhavn. "You know, we played well this morning and it was a good game until we got the three in seven. So, it was good, we'll have to go out this afternoon and play as well."

McNamee plays P.E.I.'s Robert Campbell in the 1:30 p.m. final Saturday.

"It will be great," said McNamee of a chance to win the Mixed on Manitoba soil. "There will be lots of fans watching and it would be a great one to win here. We said that before, that it would be a great one to win and we've put ourselves in a spot to do that."

McNamee took a 6-3 lead in the seventh, stole one in the eighth when Flemming missed a difficult raise-double takeout for three in the eighth, and stole another when Flemming missed a hit for three in the ninth. Then they shook hands.

Campbell beat Manitoba's Jeff Stoughton in the 1989 final in Brandon the last time the Mixed was held in Brandon.


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