Ben Hebert, John Morris, Marc Kennedy and Kevin Martin. (Photo: CurlingZone)

Kevin Martin wins Players’ Championship for 3rd straight Grand Slam

April 15, 2007, 4:30 PM

CALGARY — Kevin Martin finished the Grand Slam of Curling season winning his third consecutive title.

Martin used a huge four-score in the second to power past Kevin Koe’s team 6-4 in Sunday’s all-Edmonton rink final of the Players’ Championship.

The team of Martin, third John Morris, second Marc Kennedy and lead Ben Hebert collected $26,000 to cap a sensational first year together on tour.

Only the Masters title eluded them from sweeping the Grand Slams this season. They reached the semifinals at the season-opening Grand Slam event falling to Edmonton rival Randy Ferbey 8-5.

Koe missed the event and was replaced in the lineup by former Martin teammate Kevin Park. The team also lost to Martin in the National final.