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Sensational Spectacles Ahead at Securian Open


The main draw of the Securian Open, PSA M5 event gets under way on Wednesday October 14 with the Commodore Squash Club in St. Paul, United States playing host to a number of exciting clashes.

Jamaica’s Christopher Binnie is the number one seed for the tournament and is looking for his second ever PSA World Tour title.

The World No.105 has only made it out of the first round once since May but did reach the final of the Hazlow Electronics Rochester ProAm a month previously.

Binnie receives a bye in the opening round as he makes his debut at the Securian Open and will face either Faraz Khan or Ahmad Alzabidi in the quarter-final.

His compatriot Lewis Walters is his greatest adversary to the title with the 27-year-old having reached two finals to date in 2015 at the Charlotte Open and the City of Kalgoorlie & Boulder Golden Open.

Walters progresses to the quarter-final with a bye and will face the winner of Thoboki Mohohlo and Charlie Johnson’s clash.

Also vying for the title is Julian Illingworth who is looking to recover from an 82-place plummet down the World Rankings for October.

The experienced 31-year-old from Portland has 12 PSA World Tour crowns to his name and will be hoping to launch a successful assault for yet another title when he gets his tournament off to a start against Italo Bonatti

Reuben Phillips meanwhile is a dark horse to lift his first ever PSA World Tour title. He dropped out at the first hurdle two weeks ago at the Wasatch Funds Salt Lake City Open and will be hoping to bounce back with a victory here. Brazil’s Josemar Silva is his opponent in the first round.

Main Draw: PSA M5, Securian Open, St. Paul, United States
[2] Lewis Walters (JAM) (bye)
Charlie Johnson (ENG) v [7] Thoboki Mohohlo (RSA)
[5] Ashley Davies (ENG) v Alex Noakes (ENG)
Italo Bonatti (GUA) v [3] Julian Illingworth (USA)
[4] Reuben Phillips (ENG) v Josemar Silva (BRA)
Mark Broekman (ENG) v [8] Jaakko Vähämaa (FIN)
[7] Faraz Khan (USA) v Ahmad Alzabidi (JOR)
[1] Christopher Binnie (JAM) (bye)

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