Ng On Yee produced an excellent performance to beat Wu Yize in the Welsh Open qualifying on Sunday – the Hong Kong player’s first victory on the World Snooker Tour.
Playing in just her sixth match of the season on the professional circuit after difficulties related to the ongoing pandemic, Ng was in fine form against the Chinese teenager.
The three-time women’s world champion lost the opening frame of the contest but responded with a break of 84 and subsequently took the next two frames to move to within the brink of the venue stages.
A 61 from her young opponent prolonged the game a little longer, but Ng ultimately sealed the landmark 4-2 triumph with a tidy run of 82.
Ng was granted a two-year World Snooker Tour card at the beginning of the campaign as one of the top two ranked women’s players alongside Reanne Evans.
The 31 year-old, who lost in the quarter-finals of last week’s Women’s World Championship to eventual champion Nutcharut Wongharuthai, will face Ali Carter in the last 64 at the Celtic Manor in Newport.
What a win sis, will be your first win of many ✌️✌️
— Marco Fu (@Marcofu18) February 20, 2022
Elsewhere on the final day of action in the preliminary stages at the Aldersley Arena, Thepchaiya Un-Nooh overcame Robert Milkins by the same 4-2 margin.
Liang Wenbo stormed to an impressive 4-0 victory against fellow Chinese competitor Zhang Jiankang – contributing breaks of 134, 105, 85, and 73 in a fine display of power scoring.
Scott Donaldson was made to work a lot harder for his 4-3 defeat of Tom Ford, squandering a 3-0 lead before finally emerging as the victor in the decider.
Meanwhile, Ricky Walden prolonged his good recent spell of form with a 4-1 defeat of Gerard Greene, but fellow former ranking event winner Martin Gould crashed out.
The Pinner Potter lost 4-2 to Ben Woollaston, with Kurt Maflin and Craig Steadman the other two players to make it through.
The venue stages of the Welsh Open begin on February 28.
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