James Cahill’s run at this year’s ManBetX Welsh Open came to an end in the third round with defeat on Thursday.
Twenty-four hours after seeing off former world champion Shaun Murphy, the Marton-based youngster was beaten 4-0 by Scott Donaldson in their last-32 meeting in Cardiff.
Donaldson’s victory was, in part, down to edging a couple of closely-fought frames to start and finish the match.
He claimed the first frame by 10 points before winning the second and third, the latter thanks to a break of 71.
Although Cahill looked like pulling back a frame in the fourth, it was Donaldson who held his nerve to snatch it by a point and book his place in the fourth round.