World Championship news: 15-year-old Liam Davies makes it to third round of qualifying

Days after becoming the youngest winner of a World Championship match, Wales' Liam Davies now finds himself in the third round of qualifying.

The Welsh teenager beat Ireland's Aaron Hill earlier this week to earn the title of the youngest match winner in the World Championships.

Now, after a 6-5 win over veteran Fergal O'Brien, Liam Davies has now progressed to the third round of qualifying, giving him a real shot of qualifying for the tournament.

Following his win, Davies was understandably elated, saying he was "delighted" with another win.

"I'm over the moon. Feels like the world's lifted off my shoulders, really," Davies said following his victory. "I'm just delighted to get a win in the end."

His first victory came on Monday, when he beat world No.88 Hill 6-4 in the first qualifying round.

However, it was only after the match when Davies was scrolling through social media when he realised he'd broken the record as the youngest match winner.

Clearly not phased by the achievement, Davies then entered the second round and beat 50-year-old O'Brien to set up a match against former Welsh Open champion Jordan Brown.

The record for the youngest World Championship match winner was held by Ben Mertens, who earned the title by beating James Cahill back in 2020.

However, at 15 years and 277 days, Davies was just two days younger than Mertens, earning him the record.

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