Dave Marland joined Mal Cuming in qualifying for back to back NSW Darts Masters when he won the third qualifier at Warilla Bowls and Recreation Club on Friday night. It will be his Fourth appearance on the World Series of Darts stage.
Marland had eliminated Justin King in the quarter finals, with Dave Hanel defeating former WSD qualifier Joe Comito. The other two West Australians were more successful at that stage though, with Brenton Lloyd eliminating Brendan Porter and Bailey Marsh taking out Ben Clark.
The semi finals saw Marland survive a tough battle with fellow New South Welshman Dave Hanel as both players blew multiple match darts in the deciding leg before Marland finally landed his dart in the correct double. The other semi was clearer as Marsh defeated good friend Lloyd 5-2.
The final saw Marsh hold throw twice and Marland hold throw in between before Marland threw four consecutive legs to win 5-2.
As the World Series heads to New York Marland joins Cuming and Darren Penhall on the stage at Wollongong