Xinhua News AgencyNovember 29, 2013 22:01
YORK, England, Nov. 29 (Xinhua) -- Amateur player Mitchell Travis shocked world number six Marco Fu 6-5 in the first round of the UK Championship here on Friday.
The 21-year-old Travis, one of seven amateurs handed entry into this event, scored one of the biggest shocks in the history of the tournament.
Fu has been in the form of his life this season, winning the Australian Goldfields Open and reaching the final of the International Championship. And he led 2-0, 3-2, 4-3 and 5-4 during the match, his top break 65, but could not shake off gritty Travis.