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PDC ORDER OF MERIT: Daryl Gurney provisionally up to career-high 12th after World Matchplay quarter-final win last night

Rising star Daryl Gurney is provisionally up to a career-high of number 12 on the PDC Order of Merit, following last night’s thrilling 16-13 win against Mensur Suljovic in the World Matchplay quarter-finals.

The recent US Darts Masters runner-up has beaten Benito van de Pas, Gary Anderson, and now Suljovic, to reach the semi-finals in Blackpool for the first time in his career.

The Northern Irishman will take home a minimum of £30,000 for his efforts this week, a figure which sees him currently sit in 12th place on the provisional PDC Order of Merit.

Suljovic, who could have climbed up to fifth on the Order of Merit had he beaten Gurney last night, is provisionally set to move up to a career-high of sixth and has already secured his debut in the Champions League of Darts in September.

Last night’s other quarter-final saw world number three Peter Wright come from behind to knock out Darren Webster 16-12.

The UK Open champion could leapfrog Anderson into second spot if he were to go all the way and lift the World Matchplay title on Sunday night.

As it stands, the world number three’s win yesterday has cut the gap on his World Cup of Darts partner to £69,750.

Webster’s run to the quarter-finals this week has seen him climb three places on the Order of Merit from 29th to 26th, with the Norwich thrower now just over £100,000 adrift of the top 16.

Provisional PDC Order of Merit (Players in green are still in the World Matchplay) (as of 27/07/2017)

Pos  Player Prize Money
1 Michael van Gerwen £1,660,750
2 Gary Anderson £760,000
3 Peter Wright £690,250
4 Adrian Lewis £395,500
5 Dave Chisnall £356,500
6 Mensur Suljovic £346,000
7 Raymond van Barneveld £324,500
8 Michael Smith £312,750
9 James Wade £312,500
10 Jelle Klaasen £312,250
11 Phil Taylor £311,750
12 Daryl Gurney £279,500
13 Kim Huybrechts £279,250
14 Ian White £272,000
15 Benito van de Pas £265,750
16 Robert Thornton £255,750
17 Alan Norris £251,250
18 Simon Whitlock £250,000
19 Gerwyn Price £226,500
20 Mervyn King £189,000
21 Joe Cullen £187,750
22 Stephen Bunting £175,250
23 Mark Webster £164,000
24 Steve Beaton £157,250
25 Terry Jenkins £156,250
26 Darren Webster £150,000
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