Cao Yupeng hits 147, Murphy bows out in Glasgow

Cao Yupeng hits 147, Murphy bows out in Glasgow
By PA Sport

12/12/2017 at 21:58Updated 12/12/2017 at 23:09

Cao Yupeng hit a stunning 147 as he breezed into the second round of the Dafabet Scottish Open in Glasgow.

Yupeng notched his first-ever maximum break in tournament play to win the third frame of his 4-0 victory over Andrew Higginson and become only the third player from mainland China to achieve the feat, following Ding Junhui and Liang Wenbo.

The 27-year-old was in devastating form as he reeled off further breaks of 72, 56 and 64 to seal a one-sided victory, with Higginson only managing to score a total of 53 points in the match.

Wales's Daniel Wells shocked UK Championship runner-up Shaun Murphy, beating him 4-3 in a close match.

Sunny Akani, who ran Ronnie O'Sullivan so close in the UK Championship, won the first frame against Jimmy White with a break of 73 - but lost the next four frames on the bounce to exit the tournament.


Mark Allen 3-4 Ben Woollaston

Joe Perry 4-2 Chen Zifan

Rhys Clark 2-4 Elliot Slessor

Anthony McGill 4-0 Ryan Day

Hammad Miah 4-1 Matthew Stevens

Martin O'Donnell 2-4 Mark Joyce

Neil Robertson 4-0 Rod Lawler

Sunny Akani 1-4 Jimmy White

Ding Junhui 4-2 Jak Jones

Kyren Wilson 4-2 Chen Zhe

Zhang Anda 4-1 Mark King

Mei Xiwen 4-0 Kurt Maflin

Yan Bingtao 4-0 Matthew Bolton

Ken Doherty 1-4 Craig Steadman

Peter Ebdon 4-2 Aditya Mehta

Shaun Murphy 3-4 Daniel Wells

Hamza Akbar 4-1 Leo Fernandez

Alfie Burden 4-2 Ross Muir

Anthony Hamilton 0-4 Ali Carter

Ashley Hugill 4-3 Ross Vallance

Oliver LInes 2-4 Robert Milkins

Ronnie O'Sullivan 4-1 Michael Georgiou

Jimmy Robertson 4-3 Paul Davison

Robbie Williams 0-4 Michael Holt

Ian Burns 1-4 Tom Ford

Andrew Higginson 0-4 Cao Yupeng

Sanderson Lam 2-4 Liang Wenbo

Thor Chuan Leong 2-4 Chris Wakelin

Matthew Selt 2-4 Alan McManus

Joe Swail 4-0 Lukas Kleckers

Soheil Vahedi 3-4 Allan Taylor

Niu Zhuang 4-3 Wang Yuchen