Stranraer curler Hammy McMillan to represent Scotland at World Championships

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Stranraer curler Hammy McMillan will be targeting the world title after beating Team Muirhead in the Scottish Championship in Perth.

McMillan, was part of Team Mouat, who won 7-5 and will now represent Scotland at next month’s World Championships in Lethbridge, Canada, a year after claiming bronze in Las Vegas.

The holders were level with Muirhead after four ends at 2-2 before taking a 4-2 lead in the fifth. Mouat extended their lead going 6-3 up before Muirhead cut the deficit to one heading into the final end. The final end got off to a great start as Mouat Lead McMillan pulled off two tic shots in a row ensuring that with one stone remaining for each skip Team Mouat looked to score 1 and Muirhead responded with a double takeout to lie two but Mouat gave his team a 7-5 victory and the second Scottish Championship title in as many years.

After the victory, Mouat said: ““We had most of the final under control, but scoring a two at the sixth end was the turning point. It’s a dream come true for me to skip a Scotland team at a World Championship in Canada.

“Canada’s the biggest country in the world for curling and they know how to put on these big tournaments, so we’re already looking forward to it.”