Heta gets the better of Michael van Gerwen

By James Regan

MICHAEL van Gerwen suffered a shock exit from the World Grand Slam of Darts at the hands of Aussie underdog Damon Heta.

Three-time World Champion van Gerwen was beaten 10-7 by the 13th-ranked Australian.

Despite the Dutchman having a higher three- dart average, van Gerwen couldn’t finish his dinner which ultimately cost him the game.

Mighty Mike was a shadow of himself with a 28% checkout rate, compared to Hetas’ 56%.

Heta will now face another tough opponent in Rob Cross for the quarter finals on the 18th of November.

Heavy outsider Stowe Buntz has also made it through to the quarter finals and will take on Steven Bunting in his first ever Grand Slam appearance.

World number four Luke Humphries will play Scotsman Gary Anderson, whilst young hotshot Josh Rock will face the experienced James Wade.