By Andrew Vaughan/The Canadian Press

Four of Canada’s top Olympic curling hopefuls were undefeated on Friday at the AMJ Campbell Shorty Classic in Brockville, Ont.

Glenn Howard and Kevin Martin both finished the day 2-0, bringing their records to 3-0 at their debut tournament on the World Curling Tour this season.

Howard posted a 5-3 win over Jason Gunnlaughson of Manitoba and a 7-2 win over Brad Jacobs of Sault Ste. Marie, On. Martin’s Edmonton rink curled to a pair of 7-1 victories.

Olympic champion Brad Gushue of Newfoundland opened the day with a dominant 9-0 win over two ends and then added a 7-2 victory in five ends to give his rink a 2-1 record.

Team Gushue won the World Curling Tour opener last weekend in Switzerland. They have yet to earn a berth to the Olympic qualifier for Vancouver 2010, the Roar of the Rings, slated for Dec. 6-13 in Edmonton.

Kevin Koe of Edmonton, who has already qualified for the Roar of the Rings along with Howard, Martin and Randy Ferbey, posted 8-3 and 7-3 victories on Friday.

Ferbey, who placed third at least weekend’s Baden Masters in Switzerland, is 2-0 at the September Shoot-Out in Edmonton.

He led his Edmonton rink to a commanding 7-1 victory on Friday over Aaron Sluchinski of Airdrie, Alta.

On the women’s side, fellow Edmonton skip Cheryl Bernard remains undefeated after the first two days of competition, posting a 6-5 win over Diane Foster of Lethbridge, Alta.

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