Michael van Gerwen beats Terry Jenkins to claim Gibraltar Darts Trophy
Last Updated: 26/03/15 7:45pm
Michael van Gerwen continued his incredible start to 2015 with a brilliant 6-3 triumph over Terry Jenkins to claim the Gibraltar Darts Trophy.
The Dutch star picked up a second successive European Tour triumph - following February's German Darts Championship win - to add to his string of tournament victories so far this year.
The unbeaten Premier League leader, Van Gerwen has also won the Unibet Masters, the Coral UK Open and three UK Open Qualifiers before adding £25,000 with his latest European Tour success to take his unbeaten run in broadcasted games since the World Championship to 27.
Van Gerwen opened Sunday with a third round defeat of Brian Woods, hitting two 10-dart legs and missing double 12 for a nine-darter during his 6-3 victory.
He then averaged 109.92 in a 6-4 quarter-final win over fellow Dutchman Jelle Klaasen in a high-quality clash which saw the world No 1 record winning legs of 11, 11, 11, 13, 12 and 16 darts as he moved into the last four.
Welsh ace Jamie Lewis was then defeated 6-1 with a clinical semi-final display, as Van Gerwen took out 110 and 101 and averaged 104.47, before he swept aside Jenkins 6-3 in the final with a superb 107.04 average.
Van Gerwen also missed double 12 for a nine-darter for the second time on the day as he came from a leg down to lead 4-1.
Jenkins replied to two 11-darters from Van Gerwen with an 11-dart leg of his own before finishing a 13-darter to stay in touch at 5-3, but Van Gerwen took out 112 in the next to seal the title.
Jenkins' run was his best on the European Tour and included a 6-4 win over Gary Anderson in Sunday afternoon's third round.
He then overcame Mervyn King 6-3 in the quarter-finals and ended James Wade's defence of the title in Gibraltar with a 6-2 semi-final triumph before having to settle for the £10,000 runner-up prize.