Corren Collects Title Number
20 In New Zealand
Mike Corren becomes one of a distinguished quartet of current touring squash
professionals to boast 20 titles on the PSA World Tour after winning the
ASB North Island Championship, a Satellite event in its third year at
Hamilton Squash Club in Hamilton, New Zealand.
The top seed
from South Australia did not drop a game throughout the tournament, outgunning
second seeded New Zealander Graeme Wilson in the final by an 11-7, 11-9,
11-7 scoreline. It is the 35-year-old's second title in the space of a week
after he won the PSA International Golden Open trophy in Western
Australia last week.
interests (according to his PSA profile) include 'rubber bands, hedge trimming,
and anything that goes ding or dong', won his first Tour title at the
American Club Classic in Hong Kong in 1996. His success in Hamilton,
currently his adopted home town, marked his fourth PSA Tour final appearance in
a career-high No38 world ranking in February 2004 – yet the distinguished group
which he joins otherwise comprises former world number ones! He shares third
place in the list with Frenchman Thierry Lincou, who also has 20 PSA
titles to his name – just behind second-placed Amr Shabana, of Egypt, on
22 titles, and number one David Palmer, the Australian, who has 25.