Scott Donaldson Stages Thrilling Comeback to Secure Final Spot in BetVictor Scottish Open

Scott Donaldson, hailing from Perth, demonstrated remarkable resilience as he fought back from a 3-1 deficit to defeat Ashley Hugill 4-3, securing his spot in the final stages of the BetVictor Scottish Open. Donaldson, ranked 51st in the world, faced the possibility of missing out on his hometown event in Edinburgh when he fell behind 3-1. However, the former Championship League champion staged a dramatic comeback, coming from 48-4 down to snatch a hard-fought fifth frame in 58 minutes. This pivotal moment set the tone for his triumph as he went on to secure the sixth frame and clinched the decider with an impressive break of 65.

The final stages of the tournament are scheduled to take place from December 11 to 17 at the Meadowbank Sports Centre in the Scottish capital.

In the qualifying round held in Leicester, Belgium’s emerging talent Ben Mertens delivered a standout performance by defeating Ahmed Aly Elsayed 4-0 in just 50 minutes, showcasing runs of 70, 100, 72, and 139.

Ricky Walden mounted a comeback from being 2-0 and 3-2 down to ultimately prevail over Hammad Miah with a 4-3 score, while Zhang Anda, the runner-up in the BetVictor English Open, managed to defeat Andy Hicks 4-2.

Joe O’Connor shone with a high score of 82 in his 4-0 victory over Andy Lee, and Tom Ford used a run of 116 to secure a 4-1 win in the Leicester derby against Louis Heathcote.

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