Welsh 15-year-old Liam Davies defeated Jack Bradford 4-2 on day one of Q School event three in Sheffield.
Davies became the youngest ever winner of a World Championship match at Crucible qualifying last month and is now eyeing professional status. He bowed out in the penultimate round in the second event and will be hoping to go two steps further this time around.
Davies crafted breaks of 58, 75 and 81 on his way to the win and now faces Ian Martin in the second round.
Former professional Jamie Curtis-Barrett eased through with a 4-0 defeat of Daniel Walker. He top scored with 62 and now faces a tough test against Billy Castle in round two.
Ukraine’s Sergey Isaenko progressed with a 4-1 defeat of Digivay Kadian, while Chris Totten came through with a 4-2 win over Liam Pullen.
The last four professional tour cards will go to the four semi-finalists in event three, which runs until Thursday.