Defending champion Ronnie O'Sullivan proved too strong for Irish teenager Ross Bulman as he advanced to the second round of the UK Championship in York.

O'Sullivan secured his 6-0 win over Bulman in just 66 minutes, making breaks of 88, 90, 133, 66 and 65 as he looks to win the title for the third consecutive year.

The 18-year-old Youghal potter scored a total of 108 points over the six frames.

Afterwards, O'Sullivan told BBC Sport: "It wasn't easy. He is a very good prospect but it was hard for him out there playing me.

"I think you'll be seeing a lot more of him at some point."

The Rocket will take on Tian Pengfei in his next assignment. 

In the afternoon session, world number one Judd Trump eased through to the second round with a 6-0 win over world number 127 Amine Amiri.

Trump made a 125 in frame two against Amiri, who was making only his second appearance on the snooker tour.

"It's good to be playing well," Trump said.

"I am on a good spell. You never know when it can end so you just have to enjoy it.

"It's good to get through and be in the tournament properly."

Ken Doherty

Trump set up a meeting with Mei Xi Wen, who beat Ken Doherty in a match that was carried over to the evening session before the Chinese player won 6-4.

The Dubliner had led 4-2 before managing just 36 points in the concluding four frames.

Fergal O'Brien was also knocked out, 6-2 by Michael White, but Mark Allen is safely through to the second round however after beating Jimmy White 6-3.

White led 3-2 after five frames but Allen closed it in style, a 129 break for 5-3 being the highlight.

Shaun Murphy fell to a shock first-round defeat against world number 121 Eden Sharav.

The experienced Murphy had a 3-1 lead but eventually fell to a 6-4 defeat to Sharav, who described it afterwards as "the best win of my career."

Sharav added: ""I have beaten some good players, like Stuart Bingham and Ali Carter, but that's definitely the best.

"It's the first time I have won here. To beat a player like Shaun is amazing."

Jack Lisowski saw off David Lilley 6-2 while Scottish player Alan McManus scored two centuries in a 6-1 win over Elliott Slessor.

Joe Perry came from 5-3 down to beat Simon Lichtenberg 6-5 and Thepchaiya Un-Nooh, Ben Woollaston, Robbie Williams, Mark King and David Grace were among the other winners.