The Hack has still got it apparently. Or else the Great Manitou is still looking down on the two-time world champion.
Al Hackner won the Courtesy Freight Superspiel with a tremendous last shot, as detailed in John Cameron’s story in the Chronicle-Journal.
Hackner made a dramatic draw in the eighth end, giving his rink of Kory Carr, Kris Leupen and Gary Champagne a hard-fought 7-5 victory over Craig Kochan to claim the $5,000 first prize in the 24-rink men’s event.
“I laid it out there and the sweepers did a great job putting iton the button, so you have to give credit to their judgment,” Hackner said modestly.
Hackner, who is 57, doesn’t seem ready to slow down. And apparently he still has all the shots as he leads the Great Lakes Curling Tour money list.
On the women’s side, Krista McCarville took top spot, defending the title the team won last year.