Doherty ends Wild run at Goldfields
Former world champion Ken Doherty was among the winners in round four of the Australian Goldfields Open as he ended Michael Wild’s impressive run.
Wild had stormed through the previous rounds, catching the eye of many followers with his performances, but he went down 5-0 to the clinical Doherty.
The Irishman was utterly irrepressible as he whitewashed his despondent opponent and secured his place in the next round.
Liang Wenbo, Ryan Day, Mark King, Michael Holt and Anthony Hamilton were among the winners on a hectic Friday evening schedule.
Marco Fu and Jamie Cope are among those in action in the late evening session.
Round 4 results
Jamie Jones 2-5 Matthew Selt
Ryan Day 5-2 Michael White
Fergal O'Brien 2-5 Xiao Guodong
Liang Wenbo 5-1 Thanawat Tirapongpaiboon
Ken Doherty 5-0 Michael Wild
Anthony Hamilton v Cao Yupeng w/o
Jack Lisowski 5-2 Dave Harold
Mark King 4-5 Nigel Bond
Marcus Campbell 5-0 Anthony McGill
Tom Ford 5-4 James Wattana
Michael Holt 5-2 Liam Highfield
Robert Milkins v Alan McManus
Rory McLeod v Barry Pinches
Jamie Cope v Liu Chuang
Marco Fu v Gerard Greene
Jamie Burnett v David Gilbert