Fu, from Hong Kong which is close to Hainan Island where the tournament will be played, scored the 147 in the sixth frame to go 4-2 up. It's the 86th maximum in snooker history, ninth of the season and eighth within the past eight weeks. The break earned Fu a £500 bonus.
Devon's 23-year-old Sam Baird qualified for a ranking event venue for the first time in his career by coming from 3-1 down to beat World No 17 Mark Davis 5-4. Davis made a 137 to go 3-1 ahead but then lost four of the next five frames as Baird fired in runs of 63, 68, 55 and 75.
Rob Milkins beat Ryan Day 5-0 with a top break of 122 while Jamie Cope saw off Jamie Burnett 5-1 with a best effort of 93.
Marcus Campbell came from 3-0 down to beat Alfie Burden 5-3, closing with a run of 138.
Ball by ball scoring and results from tournaments