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Result: Michael van Gerwen tops UK Open qualifying order of merit

Michael van Gerwen wins the sixth and final UK Open qualifier at Wigan's Robin Park Tennis Centre, whitewashing Michael Smith in the process.

Michael van Gerwen won the sixth and final UK Open qualifier at Wigan's Robin Park Tennis Centre on Sunday.

The world number one powered past Dirk van Duijvenbode, Michael Barnard, Ross Smith, Steve West, Justin Pipe and Adrian Lewis, before whitewashing Michael Smith by six legs to nil in the final.

Van Gerwen's victory means that he tops the UK Open qualifying order of merit with £16,000, while Andy Hamilton, Lewis, Gary Anderson, Phil Taylor, Stephen Bunting and Brendan Dolan also picked up five-figure sums.

The draw for the televised finals, which will be held in Minehead between March 7 and 9, will take place on Monday.


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