Markham’s Gerwyn Price missed out on victory at the UK Open after an 11-9 final defeat to world number one Michael van Gerwen.
Dutchman van Gerwen came from 5-1 down to defeat the Iceman and clinch his third UK Open victory and a £100k prize.
Price, 35, had beaten Belgian Dimitri Van den Bergh 10-5 in the quarter-finals before earning a 13-4 semi-final victory over Jonny Clayton in the competition, which was held at Butlin’s, Minehead on Sunday, March 8.
After the defeat, Price said: “Sometimes you win and sometimes you lose, but I’ll move onto the next one. I think Michael would agree that I probably lost that game.
“I bombed numerous opportunities – my scoring game was there but in three or four legs I bombed doubles. I could have been 9-6 up, but that’s the way darts goes.
“If I hit my doubles, I think possibly I am the best player in the world – but at the moment Michael’s there.”
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