Michael Holt scored a 4-1 win over Latvia’s Rodion Judin in his opening match at Q School event three, which represents his final opportunity to regain a professional tour card for next season.
Former Shoot Out champion Holt is one of the biggest names competing in this year’s tournament, but didn’t manage to secure one of the eight tour places on offer over the first two events. The Hitman must now attempt to make the semi-finals and earn one of the four remaining spots.
Holt won the opening frame this morning with a century run of 120 and went on to claim three of the following four frames to progress. He now faces a tough test in the next round against former Ruhr Open winner Rory McLeod, who defeated Ukraine’s Sergey Isaenko 4-0 this morning.
Talented 15-year-old Stan Moody scored an impressive 4-1 win over former professional Jamie Wilson. Moody plays John Astley in the next round.
Welshman Lee Walker progressed with a 4-1 win over Robert Read, while his 15-year-old pupil Liam Davies succumbed to a 4-0 defeat at the hands of Ian Martin.
The event runs until Thursday, when the final round will be contested and the identities of the final four qualifiers will be revealed.