KARACHI (PPI) - Farhan Mehboob, Aamir Atlas Khan and Mansoor Zaman made their way into the qualifying finals of the richest ever PSA Tour squash event after defeating their opponents on the opening day of the Saudi International qualifying event in the English county of Somerset. The world-renowned Millfield School, in Street, is hosting the two-day qualifying event of the $250,000 PSA Super Series Platinum event which will take place in Al-Khobar, Saudi Arabia, from 14-19 December. Farhan Mehboob, the highest ranked Pakistani in the world circuit at no29 dropped a set before overcoming Irish Liam Kenny 11-9, 7-11,11-6, 11-4 in 50 minutes. He faced Egyptian Amr Swelim who thrashed Englishman James Snell 11-7, 11-3, 11-8 for a place in the main draw of the lucrative event. Peshawar based Aamir Atlas Khan recorded a straight set victory in 43 minutes thrashing Ryan Cuskelly Australia winning 11-4, 11-6, 11-9. He will now contest with compatriot Mansoor Zaman in the qualifying finals. Mansoor sent Brazilian Rafael F Alarcon back packing for home after trouncing him 9-11, 11-9, 11-8, 11-7 in 36 minutes. Star pupil Mohamed El Shorbagy - the 17-year-old from Egypt who became the World Junior champion in August - was one of the 32 players from 15 countries bidding to secure a place in the main draw of the event in its fourth year. But El Shorbagy faced a stiff challenge from world No40 Julian Illingworth, the four-time US champion who battled to an 11-8, 11-6, 13-11 victory in 43 minutes. The 24-year-old from New York will now take on a second Millfield star - Joey Barrington, son of the illustrious six-time British Open champion Jonah Barrington who is the school's Director of Squash. Barrington junior eased to an 11-4, 11-4, 11-5 first round win over Malaysian Mohd Nafiizwan Adnan. Meanwhile, Germany's Simon Rosner and Canadian Shawn Delierre claimed unexpected places in the qualifying finals after upsetting higher-ranked opponents. Simon Rosner, ranked 58 in the world, defeated Kashif Shuja, the world No41 from New Zealand, 11-5, 11-8, 11-8 - and will now take on England's Alister Walker for a place in the main draw. Chris Ryder was the highest-ranked player to fall. But the world No33 from Wolverhampton arrived in Street after a demanding schedule, which included a Premier League match in Yorkshire the night before, and a stunning title victory in the Leinster Open in Dublin two days earlier Ryder took the opening game against Shawn Delierre, but the world No48 then took the upper hand to claim his unexpected 8-11, 11-5,11-2, 11-7 victory.