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Palmer Powers To Rocky Mountain Success

Veteran Australian David Palmer notched up the 27th Tour title of his illustrious squash career when he upset favourite Laurens Jan Anjema in the final of the Calgary Winter Club Rocky Mountain Open in Canada.

The 34-year-old from Lithgow in New South Wales reached the final of the PSA World Tour International 35 event atCalgary Winter Club in Calgary after holding off the challenge of rising Swiss star Nicolas Mueller in four games.

Dutchman Anjema, ranked 12 in the world, had to overcome Omar Mosaad in the other semi, beating the world No16 from Egypt also in four games.

But the final was the standout match of the championship in its second year – in which Palmer, a four-time British Openchampion and twice World Open champion, recovered from 2/1 down to topple Anjema 11-7, 5-11, 4-11, 11-7, 11-6.

“It was a phenomenal final and the highlight of our event,” exclaimed event spokesman Ian Park. “The two players had a fiercely competitive match, but above anything else it was the classiest match that I have ever seen.

“These two players, along with player referees, were amazing representatives of the game and promoted squash in the best possible light.”

It was a sensational conclusion to his Calgary campaign for the now US-based Palmer, who had already extended his record as the current player with the most appearances in PSA Tour finals by reaching his 54th.

[2] David Palmer (AUS) bt [1] Laurens Jan Anjema (NED) 11-7, 5-11, 4-11, 11-7, 11-6

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