Rising star Nathan Aspinall thrashed Michael Van Gerwen en route to winning the seventh Players Championship event of the season in Barnsley.
The 28-year-old, currently ranked seventh in the world, overcame Northern Ireland’s Brendan Dolan 8-4 in the final.
Aspinall averaged 93.2 as he overcame a below-par Van Gerwen 6-1 in the quarter-finals.
Nathan Aspinall beats Brendan Dolan 8-4 in the final of Players Championship 7! pic.twitter.com/PrSEBgPGb7
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A 105.5 average then helped Aspinall ease past Dutchman Danny Noppert 7-3 in the last four, before taking out a high checkout of 136 in the final.
Dolan had thrashed James Wade 7-1 in the last four and, although he established a 4-2 lead in the final, Aspinall then reeled off six successive legs to take the title.
Lisa Ashton reached the second round before losing 6-5 to Andrew Gilding.
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