Unseeded Pakistani Yasir Butt continued his impressive run in the Betty F Griffin Memorial Florida State Open when he defeated Welshman Peter Creed to reach the semi-finals of the PSA World Tour Challenger 10 squash event at Lifetime Athletic Club in Boca Raton, Florida, USA.

But the 23-year-old from Lahore was taken the full distance by Creed before beating the qualifier from Caerphilly 11-7, 11-9, 11-13, 10-12, 11-5.

Butt will now line up against the event's top seed Miguel Angel Rodriguez. The 25-year-old Colombian recorded his second straight games win in the event by beating Dutchman Dylan Bennett 11-7, 11-6, 11-9.

Yann Perrin and Kamran Khan will meet in the other semi-final. Frenchman Perrin, the No2 seed, eased into the last four after Egyptian qualifier Karim A G A Samy was forced to retire injured midway through the third game, with the score standing at 11-9, 11-4, 4-0.

Third seed Khan, from Malaysia, recovered from dropping the second game to beat Mexican Erik Tepos Valtierra 12-10, 3-11, 11-2, 11-5.

RESULTS: PSA Challenger 10 Betty F Griffin Memorial Florida State Open, Boca Raton, Florida, USA

[1] Miguel Angel Rodriguez (COL) bt Dylan Bennett (NED) 11-7, 11-6, 11-9
Yasir Butt (PAK) bt [Q] Peter Creed (WAL) 11-7, 11-9, 11-13, 10-12, 11-5
[3] Kamran Khan (MAS) bt Erik Tepos Valtierra (MEX) 12-10, 3-11, 11-2, 11-5
[2] Yann Perrin (FRA) bt [Q] Karim A G A Samy (EGY) 11-9, 11-4, 4-0 ret.

Semi-final line-up:
[1] Miguel Angel Rodriguez (COL) v Yasir Butt (PAK)
[2] Yann Perrin (FRA) v [3] Kamran Khan (MAS)

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