Morrison wins Liguanea Club Open for first senior title

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October 03, 2016
Veteran Andrew Levy, (second right) happily accepting the plate for the wining the consolation round of the 2016 Liguanea Club Open Squash Tournament. Levy beat Greg McClure 3-2 to win the consolation final on Saturday night. Kenisha McCalla, (second left) Marketing Representative from tournament sponsors, UHY Dawgen, presented the plate to Levy while Liguanea Club Executives, Kadiene Duncanson, (far left) Sales Manager and Gordon Edwards, General Manager, shared in the moment. Contributed

Former Jamaican and Caribbean junior squash champion Julian Morrison broke through to claim his first senior title when he won the Liguanea Club Open on Saturday night.

In an explosive five-game match, Morrison stopped seasoned campaigner O'neil Johnson, but the veteran didn't go down without a fight.

Undaunted by the fact that Morrison was the favourite, Johnson served notice that it would be a hot contest when he won the first game. Morrison rallied to win the second game and pull even, only to have Johnson come back and take the third.

Down by two games to one, the youngster dug deep to blast back and take the fourth game. The final game right down to the wire, but the rising squash star kept his head to win 19-21, 21-20, 19-21, 21-18, 21-20.

Reflecting on his first senior title, Morrison, who recently joined the Professional Squash Association (PSA) said, "This is pretty good because it gives me more confidence playing at the senior level, which will help me now that I'm on the pro tour where I'll have to play top players."

In another exciting match, Andrew Levy beat Greg McClure 3-2 to win the consolation plate.

Liguanea Club's General Manager, Gordon Edwards, said Morrison's win brought the week-long tournament to a satisfying conclusion.

"We had great matches and good-quality squash all week, but it was good to see Julian Morrison, a young player who we have watched grow up, come through and win his first senior title," he said.

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