Perth snooker pro Scott Donaldson produced what he described as the “best win” of his career so far as he beat England’s world No 13 Mark Davis 6-5 to reach the last 32 of the William.hill.com UK Championship in York.
Donaldson said: “I am over the moon. Mark’s a great player but even at 5-4 down I knew if I won the next frame then I was in with a great chance.
“The 31 clearance I made in the last frame was probably one of the most important breaks I have ever made as it got me over the line in what is the best win of my career.”
He added: “I’ve been to the last 16 of the Wuxi Classic earlier this season but this is such a big tournament, especially in the UK.
“I always used to watch it on TV when I was a wee boy so it’s great to now be actually part of it.”
In a tight match, the Scot led 2-0 after a run of 66 in the second frame, despite Davis making a break of 56.
Davis fought back though to win the next two frames, making a break of 96 to level the match at the interval.