The Wizard clinched his second UK Open qualifier win out of five events, as the nine darters continue to flow in Wigan.
With yesterday’s winner Michael Van Gerwen not competing following his double nine darter, today’s competition was wide open especially after several of the big names fell early on.
Whitlock clinched his second title of five with solid performances throughout beating Ronny Huybrechts 6-3 in the final to move up to second place in the qualifying standings behind Peter Wright who fell in the last 16.
The elder Huybrechts though had a day to remember, as he hit the second nine darter of the day in his quarter final win over Darren Webster.
The Demolition Man had caused waves himself hitting a nine darter of his own against Benito Van De Pas.
Both men had fantastic days as the third and fourth perfect legs were hit of the weekend in Wigan.
Another man who made an impression was Rob Cross, he made the semi-finals before falling to Whitlock. However, it was the string of big names that he put out on the way to the final four, this included James Wade, Dave Chisnall, Rob Thornton and Jelle Klaasen.
Elsewhere there were also early exits for Adrian Lewis and world number two Gary Anderson.
Of the big names that did make the later stages we looked all set for a Wright v Raymond Van Barneveld quarter-final before both were knocked out in the final sixteen. Wright to Michael Smith and Barney to Gerwyn Price.
Tomorrow is the final qualifying event so it will be crucial for the vast number of players that they pick up enough points to take them to the UK Open in Minehead. Play tomorrow gets underway at 12pm from Wigan.