Thursday, 28 February 2013
 Darren Fichardt   (Getty Images)
Darren Fichardt (Getty Images)

A glorious first day at the Tshwane Open saw no less than 79 players break Par over the Ernie Els designed Copperleaf Golf & Country Estate course. We analyse Darren Fichardt’s first round performance, plus round up the early leaders of the Genworth Statistics.

Darren FICHARDT -7

Darren Fichardt carried on where he left off a few weeks ago (when he won the Africa Open, his 4th European Tour victory to date), by leading at the finish of Round 1. Over the enormous Copperleaf course, he averaged 314 yards off the tee, ranking 11th for the Genworth Driving Distance statistic. But it was on the greens where he really stood out. Darren took just 24 putts over the 18 holes, which included ten single putts (plus a holed shot from off the green).

Tournament Stats Result Rank
Stroke Average 65.00 1
Driving Accuracy 71.4% 79
Driving Distance 314 yds 11
Greens in Reg 72.2% 58
Scrambles 80.0% 14
Sand Saves - -
Putts per GIR 1.462 3
Putts per Round 24.0 1
1 Putts per Rnd 10.00 2
Tournament Stats Result Rank
Par 3 Scoring 2.75 5
Par 4 Scoring 3.60 2
Par 5 Scoring 4.50 16
Eagles per Rnd 0.00 10
Birdies per Rnd 8.00 1
Pars per Rnd 9.00 -
Bogeys per Rnd 1.00 10
Others per Rnd 0.00 1
Par 5's in 2 1 9

Official Genworth Statistics Leaders

  • Stroke Average: 65.00
    Darren FICHARDT.
  • Driving Accuracy: 100%
    Mikko KORHONEN, Trevor FISHER (JNR), Hendrik BUHRMANN, Christopher DOAK.
  • Driving Distance: 358 yards
    Scott HENRY.
  • Greens in Regulation: 94.4%
    Dawie VAN DER WALT, James KAMTE.
  • Scrambles: 100%
    10 players including Scott ARNOLD who saved 5/5.
  • Sand Saves: 100%
    20 players including Damien MCGRANE who saved 3/3.
  • Putts per GIR: 1.333
    Merrick BREMNER.
  • Putts per Round: 24
  • 1 Putts: 11
    Merrick BREMNER.

Other interesting statistics provided by the Genworth Stats Pack

  • Par 3 Scoring: 2.25
  • Par 4 Scoring: 3.50
    Mikko KORHONEN.
  • Par 5 Scoring: 4.00
    Dean BURMESTER, Justin HARDING, Jean HUGO.
  • Most Par 5 holes where green is hit in two shots: 2
  • Most shots holed from off the green: 2
    Oscar FLOREN.
  • Number of players to drop no shots during the round: 6
    Darren CLARKE, Dawie VAN DER WALT, David HOWELL, Mark TULLO, Joel SJOHOLM, James KAMTE.
  • Most 3 Putts: 4
    Ross MCGOWAN.
  • Most Eagles: 1
    Bjorn AKESSON, Anthony SNOBECK, Jean HUGO, Justin HARDING, Thabo MASEKO, Jaco AHLERS, Robert ROCK, Romain WATTEL, Carlos DEL MORAL.
  • Most Birdies: 8
    Darren FICHARDT, Merrick BREMNER.
  • Most Pars: 17
    David DRYSDALE.
  • Most Bogeys: 7
    Michiel BOTHMA, Callum MACAULAY.
  • Most Others: 3

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Tournament Leaderboard

Pos Player nameNatHolePar
1VAN DER WALT, DawieRSA18-21
2FICHARDT, DarrenRSA18-19
3DE JAGER, LouisRSA18-18
4UIHLEIN, PeterUSA18-17
T5ÅKESSON, BjörnSWE18-16
T5WILLETT, DannyENG18-16
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