Luca Brecel has claimed his first ranking title in the Evergrande World Snooker China Championship in Guangzhou.

The 22-year-old three-time Belgian amateur Champion defeated Shaun Murphy - a seven time ranking winner 10 - 5 after being 3 - 1 down in the first session of the two-session final best of 19.

Brecel had his first appearance in a ranking final a couple of season's ago in the final of the German Masters where he lost to Martin Gould.

The Belgian becomes the second player this season to have won a maiden major as Ryan Day back at the beginning of the summer months won his maiden in the Riga Masters in Latvia.

Brecel collects the £150,000 first prize, which includes a spot in the top 16 and a Champion of Champions place in November at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry.

He told Eurosport after that his opponent Shaun Murphy was an incredible potter, one of the best he has ever seen and is so tough to beat on the baize.

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Murphy, who has recently turned 35, was seeking an eighth ranking title - but struggled after the mid session interval when he led 3 - 1.

On route to the final, the young Belgian had beaten five-times World Champion Ronnie O'Sullivan - even being 4 - 1 down in that quarter-final.

In the semi-final, he endured and overcame a tremendous battle with a rising star from China, 26-year-old Li Hang, who was the only Chinese player to make it to the last four in the event.

Zhou Yuelong managed a quarter-final place but lost to Murphy.

Brecel is the first player this season under the age of 30 to have claimed a major, as Welshman Ryan Day was over 35 when winning his first major.

Maiden winners

Last season, the trend of maiden winners began with 42-year-old Mark King winning in Northern Ireland and then this year, 45-year-old Anthony Hamilton claimed his first major win in Berlin at the German Masters.

Other notable maidens include Kettering's Kyren Wilson who won in Shanghai in 2015 and German Masters 2016 winner the Pinner potter Martin Gould.

Luca becomes the 27th player to have won just one ranking title - but, it could surely be the start of a lucrative career of trophies for the bright Belgian star.

The key frame which led to Brecel getting over the line came in frame 13 when Murphy missed a red along the cushion with the rest, and then Brecel cleared the colours to go 8 - 5 up.

Murphy made the only century of the match a 107, with Thepchaiya Un-Nooh claiming the highest break of 144 for the tournament which pockets him £3,000.

The Magician claimed the runner-up prize of £75,000.

Brecel was the first youngest player to appear on a debut at the Crucible at the age of 17 in 2012.

However, last season, Yan Bingtao was the second player to tie with Brecel to make his debut at the Crucible at 17, and even made a ton to win his first frame there.