Austrian Darts Open: In-form Michael van Gerwen beats Mervyn King to take title
Last Updated: 04/06/13 1:42pm
Michael van Gerwen: Claimed another tournament win (Image: Lawrence Lustig/PDC)
Michael van Gerwen continued his rich vein of form as he claimed a 6-3 victory over Mervyn King to win the Austrian Darts Open.
The Dutchman, who recently won both the McCoy's Premier League and the Dubai Duty Free Darts Masters, was rarely troubled during the final session of the event in Wiener Neustadt.
He saw off Brendan Dolan 6-3 in the quarter-finals, before beating Colin Lloyd 6-2 in the last four and getting the better of King in the final to win his fifth straight tournament.
King had thrashed Joe Cullen 6-0 in the last eight before edging past Steve Beaton, who missed four match darts, 6-5 in the semi-finals.
But he came up short in the main event of the evening as van Gerwen took out finishes of 146 and 110 in the process of taking the title.
"I'm very happy to have won this. It was a very difficult win because although I played well during the tournament, I didn't play as well as I can," van Gerwen told the PDC's official website.
"Sometimes that's good as well because you know you can win when you're not at your best, like I did in the final, but it's great to win another title.
"We both expected a great game because we had great semi-finals, but it didn't happen in the final."