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PSA: Secret’s out as Bengy thanks Pearson

Ong Beng Hee beats Aamir Atlas Khan in the semi-finals
Ong Beng Hee beats Aamir Atlas Khan in the semi-finals


Malaysian squash star Ong Beng Hee thanked English coach David Pearson after his 96-minute marathon triumph in the final of the Royal Lake Club Open in Kuala Lumpur.

Top seed Beng Hee, the world No.23, had to fight back from 2-1 down to beat his fellow countryman Mohd Nafiizwan Adnan, ranked ten places lower, 11-5, 3-11, 9-11, 11-7, 11-7 in this PSA Challenger 15 event at the Royal Lake Club.

The 33-year-old former world No.7 gave full credit to two weeks of hard training under Pearson.

He has made frequent mentions of Twitter to his “secret” sessions with a “secret” coach.

Now the secret is out! The popular Bengy said: “Pearson helped to boost my mental and physical strength in just two weeks. I thank SRAM (Squash Racquets Association of Malaysia) and also NSC (National Sports Council) for sending me to England at such short notice to train with David at Harrogate and help to improve my game.

“It was mentally and physically a tough match against Nafiizwan. But I thank God for managing to hang on to come back from the brink of defeat to win.

“It feels really great winning my first PSA title this year after struggling in previous tournaments.”

The win, his first since January last year, marks up the 15th PSA Tour title of Beng Hee’s career since April 1999.

October 14, 2013

RESULTS: PSA Challenger 15 Royal Lake Club Open, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

[1] Ong Beng Hee (MAS) bt [2] Mohd Nafiizwan Adnan (MAS) 11-5, 3-11, 9-11, 11-7, 11-7 (96m)

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