Michael Van Gerwen continued his superb run of form with another victory in Crawley.
Last Updated: 24/02/13 11:46pm
Michael Van Gerwen is on an impressive unbeaten run.
Michael Van Gerwen completed a weekend double in the Speedy Services UK Open Qualifiers in Crawley, beating Brendan Dolan 6-2 in Sunday's final at the K2 Centre.
The 23-year-old Dutch star wrote his name into the history books alongside the likes of Phil Taylor, Raymond van Barneveld and Adrian Lewis with the double success.
Van Gerwen's achievement sees him rise above James Wade to a career-high third in the PDC Order of Merit and, the Dutchman has now won three ProTour events in succession.
Including the opening three weeks of the McCoy's Premier League Darts, he is now unbeaten in his last 19 games.
His victims on Sunday in Crawley included Steve Farmer, Ryan De Vreede, Darron Brown and Keith Rooney, before he saw off Premier League rival Wes Newton 6-1 in the last 16.
Van Gerwen then hit seven 180s and had a 105.81 average in a 6-4 quarter-final win over Mervyn King before averaging 107.29 in his 6-2 semi-final defeat of Peter Wright.
The Dutchman raced into a 2-0 lead against Dolan in the final with legs of 15 and 14 darts, before the Northern Irish ace punished a missed double 16 by hitting back in the third leg, following an earlier 180 with double ten.
Dolan, though, missed four darts to level the game in the next leg as van Gerwen posted double ten, before hitting a 13-darter and a 68 finish to move 5-1 up.
Dolan took out 84 to stay in the contest but van Gerwen secured the win by finishing 114 on double top.
"It's amazing because not a lot of people have won two tournaments in one weekend, so it's a good achievement," said van Gerwen. "I'm feeling very proud of myself at the moment and it's so tough.
"Brendan had just beaten Raymond (van Barneveld) in the semi-finals and it's never easy to beat him, but I did what I needed to do. I played good darts on both days, and I want to keep this going now."