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Max Survives The Buler Challenge

7 Jul 2013

Home hero Max Lee has successfully retained the Buler Challenge Cup in Hong Kong after beating unseeded Australian Steven Finitsis in today's final of the PSA World Tour Challenger 15 squash event in its ninth year at the Hong Kong Squash Centre.

The 25-year-old Hong Kong number one battled through to the final - his 10th on the PSA World Tour - without dropping a game.

His 30-year-old opponent was marking his 20th final on the PSA Tour - and achieved this notable milestone after despatching Malaysia's Ivan Yuen in straight games.

But Lee, spurred on by the home crowd, clinched the seventh title of his career - but his first since the 2012 Buler success - by overcoming Finitsis 12-10, 11-3, 11-7.

Semi-finals:
[1] Max Lee (HKG) bt Harinder Pal Sandhu (IND) 11-9, 11-8, 11-9 (43m)
Steven Finitsis (AUS) bt Ivan Yuen (MAS) 11-7, 11-9, 11-8 (47m)
Final:
[1] Max Lee (HKG) bt Steven Finitsis (AUS) 12-10, 11-3, 11-7