Scotland defeats Denmark to win bronze medal

Scotland defeated Denmark 7-6, to win bronze at the world men's curling championship. (CP/Jonathan Hayward)

VICTORIA – Scotland’s David Murdoch claimed the bronze medal at the world men’s curling championships.

Murdoch’s Aberdeen rink beat Rasmus Stjerne of Denmark 7-6 at the Save-on-Foods Memorial Centre in Victoria.

The Scots clinched the win by scoring three points in the eighth end to go up 7-4 before Denmark counted two in the ninth and Murdoch blanked the 10th.

Scotland and Denmark were both relegated to the bronze-medal game after losing to Canada’s Brad Jacobs on Saturday. The Canadians beat the Scots in the semifinal after downing Denmark in the Page 3-4 playoff game.

Canada will face Sweden later today in the gold medal game. Jacobs’ Northern Ontario rink is attempting to give Canada its fourth consecutive world crown.