Ace teenager Liam Davies boosted his goal of turning professional as he got off to a strong start at Q School event two in Sheffield with a 4-3 win over Alex Clenshaw.
In April, Welsh 15-year-old Davies became the youngest ever player to win matches in the qualifying rounds of the World Championship, showing his potential with victories over Fergal O’Brien and Aaron Hill. Today he scored an impressive win over Clenshaw, who was runner-up in the recent Q Tour Play-Off. Breaks of 65, 63 and 60 helped Davies set up a second round meeting with Mark Lloyd.
Another talented 15-year-old, Stan Moody, saw off Dylan Smith 4-1 and now faces former Welsh Open finalist Andrew Higginson.
Jordan Shepherd scored the top break of the opening day, a 136 during a 4-1 defeat of Liam Pullen. Adam Duffy made a 113 in a 4-2 win over Danny Connolly while Daniel Wells saw off Hrithik Jain 4-2.
Event two runs until Friday, with the four semi-finalist to earn a two-year tour card.