Walker powers to Pittsburgh prize!

Alister Walker takes his Pittsburgh Open 2011 title after beating Adrian Grant 11-7, 6-11, 11-4, 15-17, 11-2 (photo: screenshot PSA)

Alister Walker (pic le) earned Botswana its 2nd international title in a week when he upset top-seeded Englishman Adrian Grant in the final of the Pittsburgh Open. Based in England for much of his life, Botswana-born Walker moved to New York in January this year and the 29-year-old world No20 switched his allegiance to the country of his birth.

After his 11-7, 6-11, 11-4, 15-17, 11-2 triumph in 100 minutes, a delighted Walker said: “It was a great final and rounded up two weeks of good performances for me. With 5 PSA titles now to his credit, Walker heads for Kuwait where both he and Grant will compete in the inaugural Kuwait PSA Cup.