Sean O’Sullivan beat Julien Leclercq 5-2 to win Q Tour Event Three at the Winchester Snooker Club near Leicester on Sunday.
The Englishman scored heavily with breaks of 77, 75, 72, 62, and 61 helping him to the title on the amateur satellite circuit.
O’Sullivan had been in good form throughout the weekend’s action, also accounting for fellow former professionals James Cahill, Soheil Vahedi, and Harvey Chandler en route to the semi-finals.
In the last four, the 27 year-old whitewashed Alfie Lee, son of Stephen, 4-0 before proceeding to triumph in the final in relatively comfortable fashion against Belgium’s Leclercq.
Victory sees O’Sullivan rise to second on the Q Tour rankings list with just one event remaining on the series this season.
China’s Si Jiahui, winner of Q Tour Event Two in December, remains in pole position to receive the automatic Main Tour after holding onto top spot in the rankings by reaching the quarter-finals.
Indeed, only O’Sullivan and third-placed David Lilley can now prevent Si from finishing in top spot and sealing an immediate return to the professional scene.
The fourth and final event takes place in March at the Northern Snooker Centre in Leeds, and it’s still all to play for after Q Tour Event Three for those further down the pecking order as well.
The players ranked from second through to the 17th will subsequently compete in a play-off tournament for a second Main Tour card at the end of this season.
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