Price sees off Whitlock to conclude World Cup winning double, set to face Mathers in Queensland Darts Masters semi-final
Price came from 3-2 down to claim a 6-3 win and dent the hopes of the home hero and make it back-to-back wins over the World Cup winning duo and gain some semblance over revenge with Damon Heta falling yesterday.
Price went 2-1 up and was handed a chance to break but sat on 2/15 on his doubles as Whitlock held for 2-2. A 140 left 84 and Whitlock missed a dart to break only to return with Price not even getting a dart at 101 and Whitlock made it 3-2.
But a 167 and a 117 saw Price bring it back to a 4-3 lead to ‘The Iceman’. A 180 from Price and double 20 saw Price break and go 5-3 up. A 68 checkout saw Price conclude it.
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Next up will be the only other Australian Tour Card Holder who caused another shock on home soil with all hopes now resting on Gordon 'GG' Mathers who took out Michael Smith.
It was a 6-4 win for Mathers who saw off an out of sorts 'Bully Boy' who missed 17 darts at double and averaged only 85. The victor wasn't much better with 6/20 and an 85 average himself but had the edge.
He had a dream start to the tie going 2-0 up before Smith squandered three darts at double and allowed Mathers to hit a 115 checkout to make it 3-0.
Smith was let back in though and made it 3-2 after a break of throw. But Mathers continued to maintain a two leg cushion going one away at 5-3. Smith forced him to serve it out and after missed darts at a double aplenty from the former, Mathers sealed it on double 10.