Luke Woodhouse lifts Darts Planet TV Masters in Wolverhampton
Luke Woodhouse lifted the second Darts Planet TV Winmau Masters at Riley’s Wolverhampton after denying Scott Baker in the final.
Woodhouse, who’s provisionally set to make his PDC World Championship debut in December, pocketed £750 in coming through a star-studded field in the West Midlands.
The Bewdley-based thrower won his PDC tour card in January of last year, before going on to reach a ProTour quarter-final earlier this year, and began his Masters campaign with a 4-0 victory over Richard Ettwell.
Comfortable wins over Dave Taylor and former World Championship quarter-finalist, Colin Osbourne, followed for Woodhouse, before a 4-0 rout of Patrick Pace sealed his semi-final spot.
Matt Gallett, who saw off both Connor Pickett and Owen Maiden in earlier rounds, was next to depart at the hands of a rampant Woodhouse, losing out in whitewash fashion.
‘Woody’ subsequently enjoyed a 5-4 victory over fellow PDC tour card holder, Scott Baker, in a closely contested final to clinch the Darts Planet TV Winmau Masters in Wolverhampton.
Despite enduring defeat at the closing hurdle, Baker’s impressive run involved the dethroning of Norwich champion, Leighton Bennett.
Bennett, 13, convincingly saw off Nathan Derry at Riley’s Norwich to lift the inaugural Masters, though, couldn’t replicate the brilliance he produced in the East of England.
‘Boom Boom’ averaged over the 100 mark in his second round match against Robert Comben, hitting two 180s, but fell short in the quarter-finals against the former Wolverhampton Classic champion.
Both Wolverhampton and Norwich have been packed in recent months, and next on Darts Planet TV’s horizon is the third Masters taking place on December 15 at London’s Riley’s Victoria.