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Bingham, Murphy And White India Bound

Shaun MurphyStuart Bingham, Shaun Murphy and Jimmy White were among the players to book a place in the final stages of the Indian Open.

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The qualifying round of the world ranking event took place in Preston, with the winners earning a spot on the flight to Hyderabad for the tournament which runs from July 5-9.

Whirlwind White, now playing his 37th professional season at the age of 54, scored an impressive 4-1 win over Ali Carter with a top break of 45.

World number two Bingham saw off Cao Yupeng 4-0 with top breaks of 72 and 110. World number four Murphy also enjoyed a comfortable win, beating Lyu Chenwei 4-0 with top runs of 65, 82 and 93.

Barry Hawkins came from 2-0 down to beat Scott Donaldson 4-3, taking the decider 77-9. Stephen Maguire, whose primary goal this season is to regain his top 16 place, started well as he top scored with 91 in a 4-0 win over Charlie Walters.

Mark Williams closed with a break of 110 as he beat David John 4-1 while Ricky Walden, runner-up at the 2014 Indian Open, scored a 4-1 win over Zhang Anda.

Martin Gould was another 4-1 winner, beating Christopher Keogan, while Kyren Wilson saw off Hatem Yaseen 4-0.

Marco Fu pulled away from 2-2 to beat Louis Heathcote 4-2 while Ken Doherty let slip a 2-0 lead and lost 4-3 to amateur Oliver Brown.

The qualifying round of the World Open starts on Tuesday at the Guild Hall in Preston, for live scores click here