Michael Van Gerwen beats Peter Wright to win second UK Open title

Peter Wright congratulates Michael van Gerwen
World number one Michael van Gerwen also beat Peter Wright in the 2015 UK Open final

World number one Michael van Gerwen beat Peter Wright 11-4 in Minehead to retain his UK Open title.

The Dutchman, 26, overcame Scotland's Wright in a repeat of the 2015 final to win the tournament for a second time.

Suffolk-based Wright, 45, is yet to win a major televised PDC event.

As well as the £60,000 winner's prize, Van Gerwen earned an additional £10,000 for hitting the eighth nine-dart finish in UK Open history.

He achieved a perfect leg in his fourth-round victory over Rob Cross.

Wright almost matched Van Gerwen's feat in the final, but missed an attempt at double 12 for a nine-darter of his own.

Amateur qualifier Barry Lynn produced the shock of the tournament, defeating world champion Gary Anderson 9-3 in the last 32.

Lynn had knocked out former World Grand Prix finalist Brendan Dolan in an earlier round and eventually reached the quarter-finals, when the Braintree thrower's run was ended by Van Gerwen.

The Premier League resumes on Thursday, with league leader Van Gerwen due to face Dave Chisnall in Nottingham.

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