By Damian Burgess
Caerphilly’s Peter Creed, Wales’ number 1 male squash player, has reached the final of the PSA $10k Betty Griffin Memorial Florida Open event in Boca Raton, Florida.
Creed is looking for his third PSA Tour title after reaching the final and plays number one seed and World number 39 Julian Illingworth of the United States.
Creed flew back to Wales from his impressive performances at the World Championships in Doha only to catch a flight straight to Florida in the United States for his next event, nearly 8,000 miles and eight different time zones away.
The young Welshman qualified for the main draw at the World Championships beating World number 52 Cesar Salazar 3-2. He then narrowly lost out on a chance to make the second round and play World number two Nick Matthew after losing to World number 49 Zac Alexander 3 – 2 14/12 in the fifth.
The event in Florida has come at the right time for Peter who was very disappointed after losing at the World Championships.
This is Peter’s 50th PSA Tour event, the final will be his 100th PSA Tour match and his sixth PSA Tour Final.
He will be looking for his third PSA Tour title after winning in Poland and Gibraltar in the last 18 months.
Good luck to Peter in the Final this evening, keep up to date with how he does on the Wales Squash and Racketball website, twitter and facebook pages. Peter will be competing at the Welsh National Championships in Cardiff on January 4th – 6th, have you entered the event? Entry forms available online www.wsrb.co.uk