Galifi In Papua New Guinea Upset
16 Jul 2004
The Trukai PNG International marks the first PSA Tour event ever to be staged in the small South Pacific country which is east of Indonesia. The $10,500 event in Papa New Guinea's capital has attracted a strong field, led by Australia's Dan Jenson, the world No22 from Adelaide.
Jenson despatched the Papua New Guinea No1, and Tournament Director, Derek Hunter 15-7 15-2 15-6 in 41 minutes to set up a quarter-final clash with compatriot Paul Davis, the eighth seed who survived an all-Australian encounter with Mark Price.
Stephane Galifi, the French No8 who is ranked 140 in the world, needed 74 minutes to quash Australian Cameron White 15-7 17-14 15-8. The 25-year-old will now meet another Australian, sixth seed Timothy Manning, who came from 1/2 down to overcome unseeded compatriot Bradley Hindle 15-4 13-15 10-15 15-5 15-5 in 58 minutes.