Whitlock averaged 97 in a straight sets victory over Ross Smith, while van Gerwen dropped just a single leg in his win against Austrian qualifier Zoran Lerchbacher and van der Voort saw off Matt Smith, winning by three sets to one.
Simon Whitlock 3 – 0 Ross Smith – Match Report
Michael van Gerwen 3 – 0 Zoran Lerchbacher – Match Report
Vincent van der Voort 3 – 1 Matt Clark – Match Report
Australia’s Beau Anderson caused an upset in the evening’s other match, knocking out former world number one Colin Lloyd.
By Chris Murphy
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