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Waikato Golden Jubilee Open 2015
29-Apr to 03-May, Hamilton, New Zealand, $5k


03-May,Final:

Williams wins in Waikato,
King comeback continues ...

In a Kiwi-dominated tournament it was fourth seed Evan Williams who prevailed as he beat top seed Lance Beddoes in straight games to take the title.

This is my first PSA title out of eight finals and it means a lot to me," said Williams. "I was injured last year and missed out on a lot. Did know if I was ever going to play again. So, to come back from injury and be able to win is very pleasing.

"It's great to play a tournament at home in NZ. Thank you to Squash Waikato and Hamilton Squash Club for giving us this opportunity. They've done a great job."

Beddoes said: "He played well and deserves the win. There was some good squash there. I had my chances in the second but he closed it out. It's good to be back in NZ and to play an event at home. I am looking forward to more of these in June."

Joelle King's comeback from injury continues as she won the women's event, beating Amanda Landers-Murphy 3-1 in the final.

"Nice to be back playing the Waikato Open being from here originally," said King. "Really good to play at home and get friends and family to come watch and support. Great for the Hamilton club to put on such a good event.

"Today was the first time I thought about heading overseas for my first tournament for a year - The British Open. The rehab has been really good and I've played three local events so far. I feel I am getting more confident and stronger each tournament. Excited really!"

Landers-Murphy said: "Happy to make it to the final. Third time I've played Joey and this was the best match - first time I got a game off her! She's come back strong from injury and I wish her all the best for the year."


 

Waikato Golden Jubilee 2015
29-Apr to 03-May, Hamilton, $5k
Round One
30 Apr 
Quarters
01 May
Semis
02 May
Final
03 May
[1] Lance Beddoes (Nzl)
11/3, 11/4, 11/7
Jason vad der Walt (Nzl)
[1] Lance Beddoes
3/0
[Q] Chang Wook Woo
[1] Lance Beddoes

3/0

[3] Ben Grindrod

[1] Lance Beddoes

 

3/0

 

[4] Evan Williams

[6] TJ French (Aus)
11/7, 11/1, 11/1
[Q] Chang Wook Woo (Kor)
[7] Alex Eustace (Aus)
11/8, 11/5, 16/14
[Q] Paul Kennett (Nzl)
[7] Alex Eustace
3/0
[3] Ben Grindrod
[3] Ben Grindrod (Nzl)
11/9, 11/4, 11/9
Max Trimble (Nzl)
[wc] Taylor Horton (Nzl)
11/5, 11/6, 11/2
[4] Evan Williams (Nzl)
[4] Evan Williams
3/0
[8] Zac Millar
[4] Evan Williams

3/0

[2] Kashif Shuja

Nasr Khan (Pak)
w/o
[8] Zac Millar (Nzl)
[Q] Luke Jones (Nzl)
11/9, 11/9, 8/11, 11/6
[5] Chris van der Salm (Nzl)
[5] Chris van der Salm
3/1
[2] Kashif Shuja
[Q] Seongyeon Yoo (Kor)
11/8, 11/5, 11/3
[2] Kashif Shuja (Nzl)
Qualifying Finals:

Chang Wook Woo (Kor) 3-0 Montell-Zachary Whatarangi (Nzl) 11-2, 11-1, 11-3
Paul Kennett (Nzl) 3-0 Sion Wiggin (Nzl)                                 11-6, 11-7, 11-4
Luke Jones (Nzl) 3-0 Corbin Faint (Nzl)                                   11-5, 11-6, 11-2
Seongyeon Yoo (Kor) 3-2 Steve Martin (Nzl)        12-10, 11-8, 5-11, 7-11, 11-6

Qualifying Round One:
Montell-Zachary Whatarangi (Nzl) 3-0 Jordan Bell (Nzl)           11-6, 11-7, 11-5
Paul Kennett (Nzl) 3-0 Liam Gunning (Nzl)                              11-3, 11-5, 11-2
Sion Wiggin (Nzl) 3-0 Stephen O'Toole (Nzl)                           11-7, 11-3, 11-7
Corbin Faint (Nzl) 3-0 Richard Bell (Nzl)                                 11-7, 11-6, 11-8
Steve Martin (Nzl) 3-1 Blake Koolen (Nzl)                      11-9, 2-11, 11-9, 11-2
Seongyeon Yoo (Kor) 3-1 Alan Stern (Nzl)                           11-9, 11-7, 12-10

Quarters/Semis
Home winner guaranteed
as four Kiwis win ...

Round One:
Six Kiwis
through to the quarters

All but one of the seeded players made it through to the quarter-finals in Hamilton, six of them Kiwis.

Top seeds Lance Beddoes, Kashif Shuja, Ben Grindrod and Evan Williams, all from New Zealand, all won in straight games and are joined by compatriots Zac Millar and Chris van der Salm in the last eight.

Australia's Alex Eustace ended the run of local qualifier aul Kennett, while Korean qualifier Chang Wook Woo produced the only upset of the day as he beat TJ Frtench. the sixth seed.



The first PSA event of the Australasian season got under way in Hamilton, with local 'silver fox' Paul Kennet beating young gun to qualify for the Waikato Open.

He is joined by two Korean seeded players and Kiwi Luke Jones in the main draw.

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