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Monday, 04 February 2013
Stephen Gallacher   (Getty Images)
Stephen Gallacher (Getty Images)

We analyse the tournament performances of Stephen Gallacher, Richard Sterne, Felipe Aguilar and Thorbjørn Olesen, plus we highlight the players that topped each of the Genworth Statistics categories for the week, and show numerous other interesting facts.

Stephen GALLACHER -22

They say it takes something special to win on the European Tour these days. Well Stephen Gallacher did just that this week. On his way to tying the tournament record of 266 (set by Thomas Björn in 2001), Stephen holed 5 shots from off the green. He excelled in Driving Distance (ranking 4th) and produced some brilliant putting statistics (helped by the holed shots). He also led the Par 4 Scoring with a fantastic 3.70 (hitting the most Greens in Regulation on those holes). But best of all Stephen made an incredible 5 eagles through the course of the week, which really is something special.

Tournament Stats Result Rank
Stroke Average 66.50 1
Driving Accuracy 58.9% 34
Driving Distance 298 yds 4
Greens in Reg 77.8% 12
Scrambles 75.0% 18
Sand Saves 60.0% 41
Putts per GIR 1.607 5
Putts per Round 26.5 3
1 Putts per Rnd 7.75 20
Tournament Stats Result Rank
Par 3 Scoring 2.81 8
Par 4 Scoring 3.70 1
Par 5 Scoring 4.56 26
Eagles per Rnd 1.25 1
Birdies per Rnd 4.75 12
Pars per Rnd 10.25 -
Bogeys per Rnd 1.75 31
Others per Rnd 0.00 1
Par 5s in 2 2 18

Richard STERNE -19

Richard Sterne performed well in most of the Genworth Statistics categories but it was the Par 5’s where he really excelled. He birdied 12 out of the 16 Par 5 holes on his way to ranking 2nd overall for Par 5 Scoring. And on 5 of those holes he actually hit the green in sub-regulation (2 shots), enabling him to 2-putt for birdies. Most impressive of all though is that Richard ranked 1st overall for birdies made with 26 in total (alongside Steve Webster) - that’s a birdie every 2.8 holes.

Tournament Stats Result Rank
Stroke Average 67.25 2
Driving Accuracy 60.7% 32
Driving Distance 286 yds 25
Greens in Reg 72.2% 28
Scrambles 65.0% 38
Sand Saves 80.0% 18
Putts per GIR 1.615 7
Putts per Round 27.3 12
1 Putts per Rnd 8.25 11
Tournament Stats Result Rank
Par 3 Scoring 2.81 8
Par 4 Scoring 3.90 13
Par 5 Scoring 4.25 2
Eagles per Rnd 0.00 24
Birdies per Rnd 6.50 1
Pars per Rnd 9.75 -
Bogeys per Rnd 1.75 31
Others per Rnd 0.00 1
Par 5s in 2 5 1

Felipe AGUILAR -17

Felipe Aguilar has had a very successful Middle East Swing. After a missed cut in Abu Dhabi (the first event of his 2013 campaign), he then tied for 9th in Qatar and finally tied for 3rd at this Omega Dubai Desert Classic. Looking at his Genworth Statistics for the week, he ranked 3rd for Driving Accuracy (a stat he normally performs well in) and he ranked 1st for Sand Saves (with 4/4 up and downs). The 38 year old from Chile is generally very steady from tee to green.

Tournament Stats Result Rank
Stroke Average 67.75 3
Driving Accuracy 73.2% 3
Driving Distance 284 yds 37
Greens in Reg 73.6% 22
Scrambles 73.7% 21
Sand Saves 100.0% 1
Putts per GIR 1.679 18
Putts per Round 28.0 25
1 Putts per Rnd 7.50 26
Tournament Stats Result Rank
Par 3 Scoring 2.88 16
Par 4 Scoring 3.85 5
Par 5 Scoring 4.44 17
Eagles per Rnd 0.25 3
Birdies per Rnd 5.00 7
Pars per Rnd 11.50 -
Bogeys per Rnd 1.25 10
Others per Rnd 0.00 1
Par 5s in 2 4 4

Thorbjørn OLESEN -17

Thorbjørn Olesen continued to impress with a superb performance to finish off the Middle East Swing (results of tied 2nd, tied 22nd and tied 3rd over the three weeks). His Genworth Statistics for the week show that he was not quite as accurate off the tee compared to the other players featured, but he did top the Par 3 Scoring with a 2.63 average and he also ranked 3rd for the Genworth Scrambles statistic (with 16/19). Thorbjørn Olesen may be a big player in the making, possessing that extra gear that few have. There is plenty more to come from the Danish rising star.

Tournament Stats Result Rank
Stroke Average 67.75 3
Driving Accuracy 51.8% 60
Driving Distance 285 yds 30
Greens in Reg 73.6% 22
Scrambles 84.2% 3
Sand Saves 50.0% 47
Putts per GIR 1.736 34
Putts per Round 27.8 18
1 Putts per Rnd 7.25 34
Tournament Stats Result Rank
Par 3 Scoring 2.63 1
Par 4 Scoring 3.90 13
Par 5 Scoring 4.56 26
Eagles per Rnd 0.00 24
Birdies per Rnd 5.50 3
Pars per Rnd 11.25 -
Bogeys per Rnd 1.25 10
Others per Rnd 0.00 1
Par 5s in 2 3 9

Official Genworth Statistics Leaders

  • Stroke Average: 66.50
    Stephen GALLACHER.
  • Driving Accuracy: 75.0%
    Simon DYSON, Robert-Jan DERKSEN.
  • Driving Distance: 299 yards
    Ricardo GONZALEZ.
  • Greens in Regulation: 86.1%
    Ricardo GONZALEZ.
  • Scrambles: 91.3%
    Marcus FRASER.
  • Sand Saves: 100%
    13 players including Felipe AGUILAR and Seung-yul NOH who saved 4/4.
  • Putts per GIR: 1.592
    Garth MULROY.
  • Putts per Round: 25.8
    Jeev Milkha SINGH, Marc WARREN.
  • 1 Putts: 39
    Marcus FRASER, Garth MULROY.

Other interesting statistics provided by the Genworth Stats Pack

  • Par 3 Scoring: 2.63
    Thorbjørn OLESEN.
  • Par 4 Scoring: 3.70
    Stephen GALLACHER.
  • Par 5 Scoring: 4.13
    Robert ROCK.
  • Most Par 5 holes where green is hit in two shots: 5
    Richard STERNE, Grégory HAVRET, Tommy FLEETWOOD.
  • Most shots holed from off the green: 5
    Stephen GALLACHER.
  • Least number of dropped shots during the tournament: 3
    Marcus FRASER.
  • Most 3 Putts: 6
    Jaco VAN ZYL.
  • Most Eagles: 5
    Stephen GALLACHER.
  • Most Birdies: 26
    Richard STERNE, Steve WEBSTER.
  • Most Pars: 57
    Alessandro TADINI.
  • Most Bogeys: 12
    Thomas LEVET, Jaco VAN ZYL, Justin WALTERS, Maarten LAFEBER.
  • Most Others: 4
    Keith HORNE.

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Tournament Leaderboard

Pos Player nameNatHolePar
1GALLACHER, StephenSCO18-22
2STERNE, RichardRSA18-19
T3AGUILAR, FelipeCHI18-17
T3OLESEN, ThorbjørnDEN18-17
T5FRASER, MarcusAUS18-16
T5WESTWOOD, LeeENG18-16
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