Dutch Darts Masters: Kim Huybrechts overcomes Brendan Dolan
Last Updated: October 28, 2013 7:55am
Kim Huybrechts celebrates his Dutch Darts Masters title (Picture by Carsten Arlt, PDC Europe)
Kim Huybrechts claimed the biggest title of his career after he saw off Brendan Dolan to win the Dutch Darts Masters.
The Belgian picked up a first prize of £20,000 after beating Dolan 6-3 at the NH Hotel Koningshof.
Huybrechts had overcome Dean Winstanley, Wayne Jones and Michael Mansell in the early rounds before holding his nerve to beat Peter Wright 6-5 in the quarter-final.
Huybrechts then raised his game to oust top seed, and local favourite, Michael van Gerwen 6-3 in the last four - and there was to be no let up from the 27-year-old in the final.
Huybrechts averaged 105.90 and hit a series of key 180s as he picked up the win, although Dolan had battled bravely to stay in the match.
Dolan had broken to lead 3-2 but Huybrechts rattled off for legs on the bounce to follow last week's victory in the John McEvoy Gold Dart Classic Players Championship in Killarney.
"It's been a great couple of weeks for me," said Huybrechts. "I'm loving it and playing some fantastic darts.
"I've put in a lot of hard work but really enjoyed myself and played really good darts in the Championship League, Killarney and now this.
"Before Killarney I only had one title, and now inside two weeks I've got three, so I'm really happy."
Dolan had beaten David Pallett, Jarkko Komula and reigning champion Simon Whitlock in Sunday's final stages, and admitted: "I'm not too disappointed to lose.
"I probably played my best darts in the final but Kim thoroughly deserved to win.
"I'm happy to get this far and it's a major achievement when you consider the class of players that have been here. Kim and I came though and Kim got the better of me, and I've got no qualms with that because he was the better player.
"I'm chuffed with how I played in the final and it would have won me many other games on the tour. Someday it will be my day - this is my sixth or seventh final but one day I'll win one."