Geert Nentjes made a blistering start to his PDC Development Tour season on Friday, posting the highest average of his professional career.
The Dutchman averaged a staggering 120.24 to demolish Dean Fitch Jr 4-0 in his opener, firing in three 180s and registering legs of 13, 12, 14 and 11 darts.
The 23-year old obliterated his previous highest average of 107.40, recorded in a Players Championship event against Mervyn King in 2019, which also saw him land a nine-dart finish.
Nentjes later posted a ton-plus average in his third round success over Jarred Cole, before succumbing to World Youth finalist Nathan Rafferty in the last 32.
However, two of the sport’s most renowned young talents claimed the spoils in Wigan, with Bradley Brooks and Keane Barry emerging victorious as players aged 16-24 competed in the first youth events of the year.
Brooks – the 2020 World Youth champion – followed up wins over Leighton Bennett and Sebastian Bialecki with a 5-1 victory over Christopher Holt in the Event One final, to scoop his fourth Development Tour title.
‘Bam Bam’ averaged 105.47 in his last 32 win over Danny Goddard, before 19-year-old Barry also produced some eye-catching displays to prevail in Event Two.
‘Dynamite’ lived up to his name at the Robin Park Arena, averaging 108.14 and 101.9 en route to the final, where he edged out his fellow Irishman Conor Heneghan to secure his third Development Tour crown.
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