By Alex Moss
4 DECEMBER 2016 • 6:40PM
Trina Gulliver claimed her sixth Winmau World Masters ladies title after beating Deta Hedman 5-2 in the final at Lakeside this evening.
The 46-year-old, who won her fifth World Masters in 2005, finished with a 63.79 average as she got the better of the BDO number one in the final.
The best of nine legs final included plenty of missed doubles, with Hedman missing four darts at doubles to break Gulliver’s throw in the first leg.
Gulliver hit double 10 with her second dart to hold throw in the opening leg, before landing double 17, also at the second attempt, for back-to-back 26 darters and a 2-0 lead.
Hedman’s inaccuracy around the outer ring continued in leg three with five missed darts at doubles, leaving Gulliver to once again capitalise and hit double two with her last dart to go 3-0 in front.
In leg four it was Gulliver’s turn to spurn her chances, as after missing two darts at double tops the reigning world champion was punished when Hedman checked out on double eight to get her first leg on the board.
The comeback looked to be on for Hedman when she hit a 180 to leave double eight, but six missed doubles later and it was Gulliver who once again stepped in with a 39 checkout to move 4-1 up.
Hedman then narrowly missed tops for a 105 checkout in the sixth leg and Gulliver hit the bullseye to finish off 72 and complete a 5-1 win.