first woman to beat a manat the tournament – faces Mensur Suljovic.
Wright, wearing a green elf-style shirt, looked set to deliver a straightforward victory as he cruised to the first set.
But his opponent, from the Philippines, rallied and at one stage had a dart at bullseye to triumph.
He missed to leave an opening for Wright, who hit 728 followed by a 162 checkout to save the match, before edging to victory in a tense sudden-death leg,
Wright plays Keegan Brown or Seigo Asada next.
Friday’s second-round results
Peter Wright (Sco)3-2 Noel Malicdem (Phi)
Max Hopp (Ger)3-2
Benito van de Pas (Ned)
Nico Kurz (Ger)3-1Joe Cullen (Eng)
Darren Webster (Eng)3-0Yuki Yamada (Jpz) 3-0
Mervyn King (Eng)2-3Ciaran Teehan (Ire)
Jonny Clayton (Wal)3-0Jan Dekker (Ned)
Ricky Evans (Eng)