Dave Chisnall fell to Michael van Gerwen in the quarter-finals as the world number one won his third straight Dutch Masters title on Sunday.
Van Gerwen prevailed 6-3 in the last eight meeting before going on to defeat Mervyn King in the semi-finals and Daryl Gurney in the final as he made it a hat-trick of titles in front of more 4,000 fans at the Evenementenhal in Venray.
Chisnall, who had earlier defeated Kevin Thomas in round two and Ritchie Edhouse in round three, was edged out in a high-quality meeting with van Gerwen where both players averaged 103.
Van Gerwen kicked off the game with a 148 checkout and added a 12-darter to break as he moved 3-1 up.
Chisnall replied with an 11-dart leg as he levelled, only to see the home favourite pull clear before sealing victory with a 130 bull finish.
The PDC tour now moves onto the next round of the Premier League on Thursday night with Chisnall taking on Michael Smith in Dublin.