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03/06/2013
GOLDEN OPEN 2013
 

Atef Strikes Gold In Golden Open

RESULTS: PSA Challenger 5 City Of Kalgoorlie-Boulder PSA Int Golden Open, Kalgoorlie, WA, Australia

Atef Strikes Gold In Golden Open

After surviving two rounds of qualifying, Egyptian teenager Ahmed Atef swept through the field of the City Of Kalgoorlie-Boulder PSA Int Golden Open in Western Australia before despatching top seed Arthur Gaskin in today's final of the PSA Challenger 5 squash event at the YMCA in Kalgoorlie to win his maiden PSA World Tour title.

The 19-year-old showed his promise in the semi-finals where he knocked out local hope Justin Beard, the No2 seed from Adelaide.

Irishman Gaskin also seemed to be in commanding form - reaching his second successive Tour final in Australia - and the fifth of his career - without dropping a game.

But the 28-year-old from Dublin met his match in the final as Atef - ranked outside the world top 200 - rallied to his career breakthrough 11-6, 4-11, 11-6, 11-6 victory in 64 minutes.

Atef not only celebrates his first Tour title - but becomes the ninth Egyptian to win a PSA Tour trophy this year!

1st round:
[1] Arthur Gaskin (IRL) bt Tim Cowell (AUS) 11-6, 11-7, 11-4
Tom de Mulder (BEL) bt [Q] Tristan Eysele (ENG) 11-8, 11-6, 10-12, 9-11, 11-8 (64m)
[Q] Adam Auckland (ENG) bt Matias Tuomi (FIN) 11-8, 11-3, 11-6 (24m)
Kim Are Killingberg (NOR) bt [3] Micah Franklin (BER) 11-9, 11-4, 11-3 (35m)
[Q] Nosherwan Khan (PAK) bt [4] Robert Downer (ENG) 4-11, 11-5, 11-8, 5-11, 11-7 (70m)
[Q] Ahmed Atef (EGY) bt Rhys Dowling (AUS) 12-10, 11-4, 11-8 (31m)
Sunil Seth (AUS) bt [WC] Brenton Scheer (AUS) 11-9, 11-8, 11-3 (21m)
[2] Justin Beard (AUS) bt Arthur Moineau (FRA) 7-11, 14-12, 11-4, 12-10 (51m)

Quarter-finals:
[1] Arthur Gaskin (IRL) bt Tom de Mulder (BEL) 13-11, 13-11, 11-4 (24m)
[Q] Adam Auckland (ENG) bt Kim Are Killingberg (NOR) 11-9, 11-6, 11-7 (34m)
[Q] Ahmed Atef (EGY) bt [Q] Nosherwan Khan (PAK) 6-11, 11-4, 11-4, 11-1 (35m)
[2] Justin Beard (AUS) bt Sunil Seth (AUS) 13-11, 4-11, 11-9, 12-10 (67m)

Semi-finals:
[1] Arthur Gaskin (IRL) bt [Q] Adam Auckland (ENG) 11-5, 11-8, 11-4 (37m)

[Q] Ahmed Atef (EGY) bt [2] Justin Beard (AUS) 11-7, 11-6, 11-7 (41m)
Final:
[Q] Ahmed Atef (EGY) bt [1] Arthur Gaskin (IRL) 11-6, 4-11, 11-6, 11-6 (64m)