Michael Leslie loses final to Crucible star Anthony McGill

Michael Leslie was 3-0 up in the final
Michael Leslie was 3-0 up in the final
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Bonnyrigg snooker professional Michael Leslie came through a high quality field before narrowly missing out on victory at the PMK Invitational Pro-am at Glasgow’s Minnesota Fats snooker club, losing 4-3 to Glasgow’s Anthony McGill in the final.

Leslie started the tournament in great form, winning 4-0 against fellow Capital player Craig McGillivray, making breaks of 106, 73 and 62 in a convincing victory.

He continued his form in the quarter-finals, making breaks of 85, 67 and 66 in a 4-1 defeat of Glasgow’s Marcus Campbell before reaching the final by defeating English professional Andrew Higginson 4-1, with a highest break of 73.

Leslie scored 106 and 57 as he opened up a 3-0 lead in the final.

However, McGill, who was a quarter-finalist at this year’s world championship, fought back with breaks of 73 and 65 as he won the next four frames for victory.

McGill had earlier defeated Locarno snooker club’s Scott Donaldson 4-2, despite Donaldson making breaks of 100 and 94.

Edinburgh’s Ross Vallance lost 4-0 to former world champion Graeme Dott who then went on to lose 4-0 to McGill in the semi-final.