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Markham’s Gerwyn Price has clinched a European Tour double after winning the Gibraltar Darts Trophy on Sunday evening.
Price, 36, sealed the title with a comprehensive 8-0 victory over Austria’s Mensur Suljovic in the final, clinching the £25,000 prize.
As a seeded player, world number one Price entered the competition in the second round, where he disposed of Germany’s Florian Hempel 6-1, before taking on Australia’s Damon Heta.
Heta was beaten 6-3, with Price advancing to the quarter-finals, where he edged out world number three Michael van Gerwen 6-5.
Price then beat England’s Nathan Aspinall, who is ranked tenth on the PDC Order of Merit, 7-3 in the semi-finals to set up the final showdown with Suljovic.
Price’s victory followed on from his win in the Hungarian Darts Trophy earlier this month.
He said: “It’s been a brilliant weekend. In the final Mensur wasn’t the player I know he can be, but I played fantastic in the semi-final, final and quarter-final so I’m thankful for that.
“This weekend I played really well all the way through and I think I’m a deserved winner.”
The previous weekend, Price withdrew from the Nordic Darts Masters due an elbow injury, and had to have a cortisone injection before heading to Gibraltar.
“It wasn’t very good in the World Cup, I could feel it then. The Nordic Darts Masters wasn’t a ranked event, and I knew I had to prepare for this week, next week and all the big tournaments coming up.
“It worked. A lot of people doubted what I did but I knew what I had to do.”
Price will now set his sights on defending his World Grand Prix title, with the competition being held in Leicester between October 3 and October 9.
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