Beng Hee battles to major title in Detroit!

Ong Beng Hee (MAS) beat [2] Hisham Ashour (EGY) 11-8, 11-9, 11-7 in the final of the Motor City Open 2012 in Detroit.

Ong Beng Hee’s (pic ri) fairy tale run in the Motor City Open in the USA went the full distance when the unseeded Malaysian despatched 2nd seed Hisham Ashour (pic le) in straight games in the final in Bloomfield Hills, near Detroit, to win the 2nd biggest title of his career.

It was after a difficult 2011 which brought him to the brink of retirement that the rejuvenated 31-year-old completed back-to-back upsets of the No4 and No1 seeds before ousting Ashour to secure his biggest PSA Tour title since winning the Malaysian Open in 2008.

In front of a sold-out crowd, world No34 Beng Hee completed a wild 4 days by beating the world No14 from Egypt 11-8, 11-9, 11-7. The win netted the veteran a Rolex Explorer II watch, a winner’s cheque , and a standing ovation from the packed house.