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02/06/2014
GOLDEN OPEN 2014
 

Corren Marks Historic Golden Tour Success At Golden Open

  Golden Open 2014
30-May to 02-Jun
Kalgoorlie, Australia, $5k
Round One
31 May
Quarters
01 Jun
Semis
01 Jun
Final
02 Jun
[1] Jan Koukal (Cze)
11-7, 11-6, 11-6 (18m)
[Q] David Ilich (AUS)
Jan Koukal
11-9, 6-11, 3-11, 11-6, 11-7 (50m)
Jean-Pierre Brits
Jan Koukal
11-7, 11-3, 7-11,
12-10 (41m)
Sunil Seth
Jan Koukal
11-8, 12-10,
9-11, 6-11, 11-6 (56m)
Mike Corren
[5] Jean-Pierre Brits (Rsa)
11-3, 11-2, 11-5 (20m)
Aidan Parkes (Aus)
[7] Rhys Dowling (Aus)
11-7, 11-8, 11-6 (24m)
[Q] Kale Wilson (Tri)
Rhys Dowling
14-12, 11-6, 8-11, 8-11, 11-5 (68m)
Sunil Seth
[3] Sunil Seth (Guy)
11-9, 11-4, 11-9 (28m)
[Q] Timothy Cornish (Aus)
[WC] Tim Cowell (Aus)
11-9, 11-6, 9-11, 11-3 (47m)
[4] Joshua Larkin (Aus)
 Joshua Larkin
11-7, 7-11, 6-11, 11-8, 11-2 (70m)
Valentino Bong
Joshua Larkin
3-11, 11-7, 11-9, 11-4 (46m)
Mike Corren
Christo Potgieter (Rsa)
13-15, 11-1, 11-8, 3-11, 11-4 (57m)
[6] Valentino Bong (Mas)
Darcy Evans (Aus)
11-5, 6-11, 11-9, 8-11, 12-10 (63m)
[8] Will John (Wal)
Darcy Evans
11-2, 11-7, 11-7 (26m)
 Mike Corren
[Q] Matthew Hopkin (Aus)
16-14, 6-11, 11-9, 11-6 (50m)
[2] Mike Corren (Aus)
RESULTS:         PSA Challenger 5 City Of Kalgoorlie - Boulder PSA Golden Open,
Kalgoorlie, Western Australia.

Corren Marks Historic Golden Tour Success At Golden Open

#PSAWorldTour
 
Australia's
Mike Corren upset top seed Jan Koukal in today's final of the City Of Kalgoorlie - Boulder PSA Golden Open in Western Australia to become the first squash player since the legendary Jansher Khan to notch up 50 PSA World Tour titles.
 
The 40-year-old from Adelaide already the oldest player to claim a Tour title reached his 72nd final at the
PSA Challenger 5 event at the YMCA Squash Centre in Kalgoorlie after beating compatriot Joshua Larkin, the fourth seed from Canberra, in a four-game semi-final.
 
Top seed Koukal, the top-ranked player from the Czech Republic, survived a five-game quarter-final before beating Guyana's No3 seed
Sunil Seth in the other semi.
 
Corren was meeting Koukal for the first time since suffering a straight games defeat by the 30-year-old from Prague in the 2012 Australian Open.  The second-seeded underdog also went into today's final after crashing out of last week's semi-finals of the
City of Perth WA Open.
 
But World No.77 Corren stemmed a fightback by his younger opponent ranked 10 places higher to beat Koukal 11-8, 12-10, 9-11, 6-11, 11-6 in 56 minutes to secure his historic Golden title.
 
"To be honest, the most satisfying aspect of this weekend was reversing the performance from last weekend, having to go through the usual self recriminations a loss brings and working hard during the week to back that up," said Corren afterwards.
 
"In that sense, it pleases me to still have the will and motivation to go through that process and, as long as that feeling remains, I will continue," added the tireless Aussie veteran who has now won his fourth Golden Open crown since 2009.
 
"Winning a 50th title may sound good on paper - but it certainly doesn't protect me from losing first round in the next event, which is what I am now focusing on for the South Australian Open.

 
"I must say a big thanks to the Kalgoorlie organisers who as always do a sterling job and Neil Butler for doing astounding shifts as the only referee on sight.
 
"Last but not least again - to Dr Leon Musca, without whom to keep my body together I am half the player."