Judd Trump has taken the lead in the Shanghai Masters snooker final. At the half-way stage, Trump leads John Higgins by 7 frames to 2.
World Snooker reports that England's Judd Trump has swept into an impressive lead over Scotland's John Higgins in the final of a major ranking tournament held in China. In the Bank of Communication Shanghai Masters, which is being held in the Shanghai Grand Stage, Trump leads 7-2.
Although Higgins has not had many success on the scoreboard, he has compiled a maximum break of 147. This milestone came in the sixth frame after the Scot had fallen 0-5 behind.
Pro Snooker blog reports that, in extending his lead to 5-0, Trump was very impressive in compiling breaks of 112 and 111. Over the nine frames played so far, Trump has knocked in eight breaks over 50. Higgins has recorded only one break over 50 (his maximum). Snooker.org lists the frame scores (Higgins first) as:
0-112 (112), 0-121 (80), 12-92 (74), 16-111 (111), 50-74 (59), 147-0 (147), 37-69 (51), 62-51 (T 51), 0-63 (53)
Higgins' 147 break can be seen in this video:
Digital Journal will issue a full match report, following the conclusion of the final.