The 55-year-old was whitewashed by the Essex cueman who will go into the last 32 which begins in Beijing on March 25.
The top 16 players in the world are to be joined by the 16 winners from the fourth round matches of qualifying at the World Snooker Academy in Sheffield.
Joe Perry, Martin Gould, Dominic Dale, Ryan Day, Tom Ford, Jamie Burnett and Fergal O’Brien were upset by lower ranked opponents. The latter losing to world number 76 Dechawat Poomjaeng from Thailand who won his fourth match of the week to reach the televised stages.
Fourth round results
Andrew Higginson 5-2 David Gilbert
Mark Joyce 5-4 Dominic Dale
Jamie Cope 5-4 Chen Zhe
Ken Doherty 5-3 Dave Harold
Mark King 5-0 Steve Davis
Rory McLeod 5-2 Ryan Day
Robert Milkins 5-1 Nigel Bond
Dechawat Poomjaeng 5-1 Fergal O'Brien
Jack Lisowski 5-3 Jamie Burnett
Liang Wenbo 5-1 Tom Ford
Marcus Campbell 5-4 Xiao Guodong
Marco Fu 5-0 Jamie Jones
Martin Gould 2-5 Anthony McGill
Joe Perry 1-5 Jimmy Robertson
Michael Holt 5-2 Anthony Hamilton
Barry Hawkins 5-1 Matthew Selt