Scotland's Greg Lobban rounded off his maiden year as a member of
the Professional Squash Assocation in perfect style by winning
his first PSA World Tour title at the PSA Imet Open in the
Slovakia capital Bratislava.
Competing in only his ninth Tour event, the Inverness-born 20-year-old
was the eighth seed in the PSA Challenger 5 event at the Imet
ranked outside the top 100, made his breakthrough in the quarter-finals
- defeating Austria's No2 seed Aqeel Rehman before going on to
oust fifth-seeded Frenchman Lucas Serme in the semis.
his final opponent was also on a roll: Englishman Joel Hinds, the
third seed, claimed his unexpected place in the climax after upsetting
Denmark's top seed Rasmus Nielsen in a five-game semi-final.
had the winning post in his sights, however, and defeated Hinds 11-7,
9-11, 11-8, 11-6 to become the first Scottish winner of a PSA Tour title
for more than two years.