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Salazar Wins Second Career U.S. Pro Series Title in Chicago

l-r: Joel Makin, Vernon Hills professional Franz Schwerer, Cheryl Salazar, Cesar Salazar, Life Time tour director Andre Maur. (image: Matthew Pace)

Mexico’s Cesar Salazar celebrated his second career U.S. Pro Series title and sixth career PSA Tour title after storming to the Life Time Chicago Open title this weekend at Life Time Vernon Hills in Illinois.

Salazar, who rose to a career-high ranking of world No. 19 this month, fulfilled his seeding as the top seed by dropping just one game all tournament. That game came in the first round against Canada’s Andrew Schnell. From there, Salazar defeated his twin brother, Arturo, in the quarters, New Zealand’s Campbell Grayson in the semifinals and Wales’ Joel Makin in the final—all in three games.

The Chicago Open title adds to his 2014 Life Time Atlanta Open title as this second U.S. Pro Series title.

The 2017 Life Time Chicago Open offered its highest prize money of $25,000 in the tournament’s fifth year in Vernon Hills.

Watch video stream replays of the matches below. View all results here.

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