Defending champion Zac Alexander lifted the Q Squash Ltd Queensland
Open, PSA M5 title for a second successive year after defeating fellow
Australian Joshua Larkin in the final held at the Nerang Squash &
Fitness Centre on the Gold Coast, Australia - lifting his ninth PSA
World Tour title in his last 10 tournaments.
The World No.83ís incredible form had seen him win 38 of his previous 39
matches coming into the final, with only a solitary defeat against New
Zealandís Paul Coll during Augustís Australian Open bringing an unbeaten
year to an end for the man from Brisbane.
Larkin, meanwhile, was also in good form himself having finished as the
runner-up at the North Coast Open last month and secured his final berth
after a brutal five-game battle with compatriot Matthew Hopkin.
Alexander, who beat David Ilich, Dimitri Steinmann and Patrick Rooney to
reach the final, edged the opener by a narrow two-point margin, before
Larkin fared better in the second game to draw level.
Number two seed Alexander reestablished his lead though as he took the
third and he kept up the assault in game four to wrap up an 11-9, 6-11,
11-8, 11-7 triumph to earn the 23rd PSA World Tour title of his career.
In the Womenís event, New Zealandís Amanda Landers-Murphy took the
plaudits after producing a splendid come from behind victory against
Milnay Louw of South Africa.
Landers-Murphy, the World No.78, found herself two games down after a
fine start from Louw, but changed up her game to nullify Louwís
attacking intent, with the approach paying dividends as she took the
next three successive games, claiming a 7-11, 11-13, 11-9, 11-7, 11-9
victory to lift her first Tour crown since May 2015.