Scott and Peel both scored 86.31 after successfully landing double back somersaults with two twists. The tie was broken in Scott’s favour by the Air component (5.50 to 5.40).
The Beida Lake World Cup in China marks Peel’s return to competition after recovering from ankle surgery. After 620 days off the snow, she was looking for a confident return and “landing forwards on her feet”.
US World Champion Ashley Caldwell snuck into the Final in 12th place after going for the more difficult triple twist, scoring 70.47.
Samantha Wells placed 14th and will not advance to this afternoon’s Final, which begins at 4.30pm (AEDT). To watch the event live, switch on to Eurosport.
Men’s qualifying with Dave Morris begins in just under an hour.
Photo: Danielle Scott (Instagram)