Kyren Wilson through to last 16 of Paul Hunter Classic

Kyren Wilson
Kyren Wilson

Kyren Wilson is the highest-ranked player left in the Paul Hunter Classic after progressing through to the last 16 in Furth with a 4-0 victory over Liam Highfield.

That is after Shaun Murphy's exit earlier in the afternoon, the world number seven slipping to a 4-2 defeat to Fergal O'Brien despite kicking off the match with a century break.

47-year-old Peter Ebdon is also through to the last 16 courtesy of a 4-2 win over Mark King. The former world champion will face Thailand's Thepchaiya Un-Nooh.

Earlier, 13-year-old Belgian Ben Mertens progressed to the last 64 in Germany, before a 4-0 defeat to world number 52 Andrew Higginson.

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