Defending BDO champion Glen Durrant makes progress along with Scott Waites at Lakeside
By PA Sport
Last Updated: 08/01/18 10:38am
Defending champion and top seed Glen Durrant averaged 95.29 as he breezed past Gary Robson 3-0 to advance to the last 16 of the BDO Championship.
Two-time winner Scott Waites also progressed to the second round after defeating fifth seed Ross Montgomery in a 3-1 victory.
Waites, the BDO champion in 2013 and 2016, won the first two sets in the deciding leg before the Scot stormed back to take the third 3-1.
The Yorkshireman raced into a 2-0 lead in the fourth set but missed six match darts as Montgomery won the next two legs before Waites produced a stunning 11-dart leg to secure victory.
Wayne Warren also reached the second round with a 3-1 success against Wesley Harms.
Elsewhere, Chris Harris, Dennis Nilsson and Derk Telnekes all reached the first round following preliminary round victories against Umit Uygunsozlu, Jeffrey Sparidaans and Chris Landman respectively.
In the women's competition, eighth seed Fallon Sherrock won 2-1 against Australia's Corrine Hammond, who was the runner-up in the tournament last year, with Sharon Prins set to face No 1 seed Deta Hedman in the second round after a 2-0 victory over Maria O'Brien.
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