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Marco Fu beats Higgins to win Scottish Open champion

Updated: 12 19 , 2016 14:31
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LONDON, Dec. 18 -- Marco Fu of Hong Kong, China, came from 4-1 down to beat four times world champion and local favorite John Higgins 9-4 in the final to win the snooker Scottish Open in Glasgow on Sunday.

Higgins, ranked third in the world, pulled ahead 4-1 with three consecutive centuries, but Fu then took comand to win eight frames in a row to land the third world ranking title of his career and the 70,000 pound top prize.

"It feels unbelievable," said the 14th-ranked Fu. "To beat John in Glasgow is one of the biggest wins of my career. It was a great occasion and I managed to play some good match snooker. It's a dream come true.

"I was over the moon at 4-4, those three frames I won from 4-1 down were the most important part of the match."

Higgins said: "I've got no complaints because he played superb snooker. He put me in some positions I couldn't find my way out of. He has been the player of the week and a worthy winner."

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