KARIM ABDEL GAWAD WINS GOSHEN OPEN

After overcoming third-seeded Englishman Philip Nightingale in his toughest battle in the quarter-finals, Gawad beat sixth seed Lekgotla Mosope in the semis before facing No.2 seed Walters in the final.
 
Semi-finals:
Karim Abdel Gawad (EGY) bt [6] Lekgotla Mosope (BOT) 8-11, 6-11, 11-6, 11-4, 11-2
[2] Lewis Walters (ENG) bt [4] Lukas Jelinek (CZE) 12-10, 11-9, 11-9
 
Quarter-finals:
[6] Lekgotla Mosope (BOT) bt [1] James Snell (ENG) 11-6, 8-11, 11-6, 3-11, 12-10
Karim Abdel Gawad (EGY) bt [3] Philip Nightingale (ENG) 10-12, 13-11, 11-13, 11-1, 11-6
[4] Lukas Jelinek (CZE) bt [8] Benjamin Oliner (USA) 11-3, 11-7, 14-12
[2] Lewis Walters (ENG) bt Erik Tepos Valtierra (MEX) 11-9, 11-13, 11-5, 11-6
 
1st round:
[1] James Snell (ENG) bye
[6] Lekgotla Mosope (BOT) bt Italo Bonatti (GUA) 11-8, 11-6, 11-8
[3] Philip Nightingale (ENG) bye
Karim Abdel Gawad (EGY) bt [7] Mick Biggs (ENG) 11-5, 11-7, 11-6
[8] Benjamin Oliner (USA) bt Maxym Leclair (CAN) 11-6, 11-2, 11-6
[4] Lukas Jelinek (CZE) bye
Erik Tepos Valtierra (MEX) bt [5] Joe Millman (ENG) 11-6, 11-8, 11-9
[2] Lewis Walters (ENG) bye
 
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Goshen Open, Goshen, Indiana, USA
Final:
Karim Abdel Gawad (EGY) bt [2] Lewis Walters (ENG) 11-13, 11-3, 14-12, 11-2
 
Egypt's Karim Abdel Gawad celebrated the first Tour title of his career when he beat England's Lewis Walters 11-13 11-3 14-12 11-2 in the final of the Goshen Open, the inaugural PSA Tour squash event at Goshen Squash Racquets Club in Goshen in the US state of Indiana.