Max Hopp reached the third round of the World Championship for the first time with a 3-0 whitewash of Danny Noppert at Alexandra Palace.
The German took advantage of some poor finishing from Noppert to secure a meeting with world number one Michael Van Gerwen or Alan Tabern.
Noppert, who averaged 97, could only hit three of 22 doubles in the final match of the afternoon session.
Richard North had earlier snatched victory from the jaws of defeat against Robert Marijanovic.
But North hit back in emphatic fashion, hitting 10 maximums in a stunning 3-2 win.
Canadian Jim Long had a debut to remember, beating Mickey Mansell 3-1 to set up a clash with Benito Van De Pas, while Josh Payne will face Dave Chisnall after holding on to see off Jeff Smith 3-2.