Martin Gould cruised in to the second round of the Shanghai Masters with a thumping 5-1 victory over former World Championship runner-up Barry Hawkins.
Gould celebrated his 34th birthday in style, hitting a break of 109 in the opening frame of the first-round encounter.
And the Pinner potter was always in control as he went 3-0 ahead.
He made it 4-0 up with a break of 52 in the fourth frame and closed out the win after Hawkins took a scrappy fifth frame.
Gould, who has struggled with a series of ear infections in the last 12 months, will face four-time world champion John Higgins in the second round.