Martin defeats Howard to win 2002 Canadian Open

December 15, 2002, 8:00 PM

THUNDER BAY, Ont. — Edmonton’s Kevin Martin defeated Glenn Howard, from Coldwater, Ont., 8-4 to win the 2002 Canadian Open title.

It’s the first Canadian Open championship for Martin, Don Walchuk, Carter Rycroft and Don Bartlett.

Team Martin jumped ahead 4-2 with a three-ender in the third followed by a steal of one in four.

Martin led 5-4 coming home and iced the game scoring another three points.