Menzies becomes the first Scot to win the Scottish Open for a decade after beating Day in final

By Darts Weekly Staff
20 FEBRUARY 2017 •2:01PM

Cameron Menzies became the fourth Scot to win the Scottish Open after beating Daniel Day 6-2 in the final yesterday.

The Muirkirk thrower ended a ten-year wait for a home winner of the Scottish event, as he saw off England’s Day in the decider to scoop the £3,000 prize.

Menzies, who had earlier beaten defending champion Danny Noppert 3-1 in the last 128, edged past Martin Atkins 5-4 in the quarter-finals, before defeating Wayne Warren, of Wales, 5-2 to reach the final.

The final got off to a slow start, with Day spurning a chance to take an early lead and instead Menzies checked out 76 to go 1-0 up.

Menzies doubled his lead with double top, before Day hit back with back-to-back legs, the second of those a 14-darter, to level the final up at 2-2.

Home favourite Menzies responded with three straight legs to go 5-2 in front and one leg away from the title, and in the next leg he took out 96 to complete a 6-2 win.

Menzies, who was ranked 65th in the BDO before the start of the tournament, is the fourth Scot to have won the title, following in the footsteps of Peter Johnstone (1998), Mike Veitch (2004) and Gary Anderson (2007).

Elsewhere, Fallon Sherrock claimed her first BDO ranking title for over a year with a 5-4 win over Deta Hedman in the Scottish Open ladies final.

Sherrock, whose previous last ranking title success was winning the British Classic in September 2015, saw off Aileen de Graaf 4-2 in the quarter-finals, before defeating Lisa Ashton by the same scoreline to reach the final.

There she took on current world number one Hedman, who had ended the title defence of last year’s winner, Lorraine Winstanley, in the previous round.

Sherrock opened up commanding leads of 3-0 and 4-2 in the final, but was pegged back by Hedman who forced a deciding leg, which the 22-year-old won on double one to win the title.

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