Scottish Open: Mark Selby beats Jack Lisowski 9-6 to secure title

Mark Selby at the Scottish Open
Selby is a three-time World Champion - winning the title in 2014, 2016 and 2017

Mark Selby beat fellow Englishman Jack Lisowski 9-6 to win his first Scottish Open title in Glasgow.

Selby, a runner-up in this tournament in 2003, twice found himself trailing before taking control from the seventh.

After two long frames the 36-year-old eventually fired himself into an 8-5 lead, one short of the title.

Lisowski, who knocked out holder Mark Allen in the semi-finals, delayed the win by a frame before eventually succumbing in the 15th.

Selby went in to the event after suffering a shock fourth-round defeat by world number 43 Matthew Stevens in York earlier this month and had said at the time that he would take a rest before competing in Scotland.

"Amazing," Selby told World Snooker after the win in Glasgow. "Obviously coming here this week after the UK [Championship], I had a disappointing performance out there and I was telling myself 'I might not even play in the Scottish because I haven't played in the last few years and I might pull out again.'

"But I thought 'just get back on the bike and go again.' And here I am at the end of the week and picking up the trophy. Unbelievable, really."