The Netherland’s Sharon Prins had a flying start to this years BDO World Professional Darts Championships as she defeated England’s Roz Bulmer in straight sets.
She began the match with a pulsating 156 checkout, the highest of the tournament so far. But despite the quick start on her return to the Lakeside stage she was taken all the way in the opening set.
Both missed crucial set darts before Prins nailed the outer ring to seal the double in what proved to be the pivotal moment in the match. ‘The Racing Angel’ was at it again in the second set, a 90 checkout on the bullseye giving her the first leg.
Bulmer would fight back with a 92 checkout of her own, but that would be it for the 2019 BDO Personality of the year. Prins nailed double ten to put an end to Bulmer’s Lakeside debut and set up a tie with Lisa Ashton’s conqueror, Mikuru Suzuki.
BY JOSH GREEN (@JoshGreenMedia)