Fergal O'Brien is into the second round of the World Open in Yashan after seeing off Ronnie O'Sullivan's conqueror.
The Lucan potter beat Dominic Dale 5-3, knocking in two centuries in the process during a composed performance.
He'll now play the winner of Zhou Yuelong against Ben Woollaston.
Meanwhile, Mark Allen saw off Ken Doherty by the same score.
The Belfast player moved into a commanding four frame lead ahead of the mid-session interval, including a break of 130 in the second.
Doherty found his groove, reeling off three frames on the spin, including a century in the seventh, to leave the minimum between the pair.
But Allen took the last to advance to the last 32.