Davis loses out to Maguire

Mark Davis reached the last 16 of the Indian Open snooker tournament
Mark Davis reached the last 16 of the Indian Open snooker tournament

Mark Davis won two matches to reach the last 16 of the Indian Open snooker tournament.

The St Leonards-based world number 14 began with a 4-2 victory over 109th-ranked Elliot Slessor on Monday. Davis, whose top break was 61, was behind twice before reeling off the last three frames.

He then came from behind to see off 20th-ranked Michael Holt 4-1 in the last 32 yesterday (Wednesday) helped by runs of 67 and 51.

Davis’s progress was halted, however, by a 4-2 loss against world number five and reigning Welsh Open champion Stephen Maguire this morning.

Davis potted the last three colours to edge a long opening frame and although Maguire rattled through the second, a 96 gave Davis the third. Davis began the fourth with a 45, but Maguire came back to win that and the next two.