What a way to wrap up your time together as a team.

Team Abby Marks, which includes Cochrane curler Julianna Mackenzie, has won the women's division of the Best in the West bonspiel.

The Marks rink finished 4-1 in the 12-team qualifying round with their only blemish coming in the opening game against Emily Cherwinski of Winnipeg. They beat the Victoria, B.C. rink of Taylor Reece-Hansen 5-3 in the semifinal and Kayla Skrlik, of Calgary, in the final, 6-2.

Mackenzie says it was a tough field with several draws coming down to the final rock.

"We were able to get a couple early leads and that helped us through the rest of the game. We have a lot of close games which was nice, and that kept the fans on their toes, for sure."

Two of their games were live-streamed, including the final.

Mackenzie enjoys the win after playing in the bonspiel last year and being eliminated in the quarterfinals.

Last month, Team Marks announced they won't be returning next season. Skip Marks and third Elysa Crough are both taking a step back from curling to focus on their studies.

"This announcement is incredibly bittersweet as we loved playing together and all became very close friends," the team posted. "Even though we won’t be playing all together next season, we know we will remain close and support each other in all aspects of our lives."

But both Mackenize and second Kim Bonneau intend to return next season.

"We're working on that right now and hopefully we'll have an announcement soon, but this was a nice way to end our season together."

The bonspiel included two other well-known local curlers, Zoe Cinnamon and Jessica Wytrychowski. Both of their teams lost in the quarterfinals. 

The SGI Canada Best in the West was presented by SaskMilk and held at the Nutana Curling Club in Saskatoon. It's a U30 event that features rising stars from Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta and British Columbia. Up for grabs was $10,00 first place prizes in both men's and women's events.