Mohamed Elshorbagy tops the 2016 Colombia Open draw
World No.1 Elshorbagy Tops Colombia Open Draw
The draw for the first ever Colombia Open has been made and will see World No.1 Mohamed Elshorbagy headline proceedings when the 16-strong tournament gets underway in the coastal town of Cartagena on February 16.
The PSA M100 tournament, the biggest ever to be staged in South America, will be the most lucrative 16-man event ever with $115,000 in prize money up for grabs and Elshorbagy will be favourite to take the title but will face stiff opposition from a keenly contested draw which also includes World No.4 Omar Mosaad, World No.7 Tarek Momen and home favourite and World No.5 Miguel Angel Rodriguez – the highest ranking South American player ever.
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With the likes of Qatar Classic semi-finalist Ryan Cuskelly, Hong Kong Open runner-up Cameron Pilley, former World No.5 Borja Golan and Indian national champion Saurav Ghosal also in the mix, the 2016 Colombia Open promises to deliver a week of world class action when it all gets underway on February 16th from the stunning location of Plaza De La Aduana.
“Cartagena is one of the most picturesque cities in all of South America and we feel certain that the tournament, which will be played at sea-level, will become one of the most sought after on the PSA World Tour,” said Squash Colombia President Pablo Felipe Serna.
“As such we’re delighted to see such a strong selection of players wishing to come here and compete in the very first staging of the tournament and very much look forward to watching some world class squash action unfold here over what promises to be a thrilling week.”
Draw – 2016 Colombia Open, PSA M100:
 Mohamed Elshorbagy (EGY) v [WC] Andres Felipe Herrera (COL)
Tom Richards (ENG) v  Ryan Cuskelly (AUS)
 Marwan ElShorbagy (EGY) v Borja Golan (ESP)
[Qualifier] v  Miguel Angel Rodriguez (COL)
 Tarek Momen (EGY) v [Qualifier]
Stephen Coppinger (RSA) v  Cameron Pilley (AUS)
 Saurav Ghosal (IND) v [Qualifier]
[Qualifier] v  Omar Mosaad (EGY)
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