ALBERTON -- Donald DeWolfe and his Cornwall rink built up 9-1 lead after four ends Friday morning in their O’Connor Glass Curl P.E.I. Provincial Under 16 curling draw against Montague’s Owen Collier and then held on for a 9-7 victory. The boys and girls championships are being played at Western Community Curling Club in Alberton.
The win moved DeWolfe to 2-0 in the boys’ five-team round robin.
Defending champion Alex MacFadyen from Summerside, who had the morning bye, has a 1-0 record while Collier and two other teams with the morning bye, Summerside’s Alex Gallant and Devon Schut’s Cornwall/Charlottetown rink are all 0-1.
The top three boys teams after round robin play will advance to the play-offs.
There are eight teams in the Girls championship and they are playing a triple knockout format with a Page playoff. In Girls play Friday morning, Karlie Lewis from the host club improved to 1-1 with a 9-1 win in six ends over Maple Leaf’s Breanna Rayner (0-2) and Kristie Rogers from Cornwall took a deuce in seven and stole a point in the eighth end for a 6-5 win over Silver Fox’s Maddison Moore. Rogers is 1-1 and Moore is 0-2.
Playing in today’s 2 p.m. draw are the winning girls teams from Thursday’s opening draw, Lauren Lenentine, the defending girls champion, taking on Katie Worth and Kaleigh MacKay against Lauren Moerike. In the boys’ 2 p.m. game defending champion, Alex MacFadyen will play Owen Collier. There will also be a 7 p.m. draw today.