Steve Beaton produced brilliance including a third nine-darter on the European Tour this season as he saw off Kirk Shepherd.

Beaton hit perfection in leg two of the contest with the former World finalist but kept playing well throughout.
It ended up 6-3 with Beaton hitting a 102 average in the end.
Jerry Hendriks was the final player through from the afternoon session with the Dutchman seeing off James Wilson.
Hendriks was making his first appearance on the European Tour for some time and the player known for his famous walk on at the World Championship in 2017 came through 6-3.
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Afternoon session schedule (12:00 GMT)
James Richardson (98.06) 6-5 (94.61) Wayne Jones
Mickey Mansell (94.63) 6-3 (88.59) Steve West
Jamie Hughes (100.37) 6-4 (105.54) Brendan Dolan
Karsten Koch (71.61) 4-6 (81.21) Vincent Van der Meer
Mike de Decker (93.79) 5-6 (91.34) David Pallett
Pavel Jirkal (87.53) 0-6 (98.02) Luke Humphries
Kirk Shepherd (93.22) 3-6 (102.78) Steve Beaton
Jerry Hendriks (84.89) 6-3 (83.52) James Wilson

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Author: Samuel Gill