Angus darts star Alan Soutar has claimed the scalp of World No 2 Peter Wright en-route to the last 8 of the PDC Players Championships.
Soutar, who is in his debut season in the PDC, saw off fellow Scot Wright 6-4 in the last 32 of PDC Super Series 8.
Wright is the current World Matchplay champion and won the 2020 World Championship.
He has season earnings in excess of £1 million but it’s the third time in four meetings Soutar has got the better of him.
Arbroath-based Soutar, who works as a firefighter in Dundee, had earlier beaten five-times world champion Raymond Van Barneveld.
He earned his place at next month’s World Championships at Alexandra Palace just three months after turning pro after a sensational debut season.
Soutar is currently ranked 78th out of 128 tour card holders but is likely to move up in the rankings after Tuesday’s impressive display.
Scottish 🏴 Players
Players Championship Prize Money
(2021 up to & inc PC27)
£50750 Peter Wright
£16750 Alan Soutar
£15000 Gary Anderson
£11000 Andy Boulton
£11000 Willie Borland
£8500 Robert Thornton
£8500 John Henderson
£5000 Ryan Murray
£4500 Jim McEwan#pdc #Darts pic.twitter.com/kZrYew16G2
— Scottish Darts in the PDC (@DartsScottish) October 22, 2021
He went through a further round after disposing of Wright, only to lose out to former world champion Rob Cross in the last eight.
He picked up a cheque for £2,250 for his day’s efforts and is the second-highest earning Scot in 2021 Players Championships this year.
Only Wright has earned more money on the tour in 2021 and Soutar sits above Gary Anderson and six others in a stunning debut season.