Sunday, 17 March 2013
Thomas Aiken   (Getty Images)
Thomas Aiken (Getty Images)

The final day of the Avantha Masters over the Greg Norman designed Jaypee Greens course saw Thomas Aiken emerge as the winner. We analyse his performance for the week together with the other tournament contenders Gaganjeet Bhullar and Wenchong Liang, plus we round up the final Genworth Statistics.

Thomas AIKEN -23

Thomas Aiken was a model of consistency for the final round hitting 17/18 greens, signing off what must be the best tournament performance of his career to date (and his second European Tour victory). The 29 year old South African ranked 4th for the Genworth Driving Accuracy statistic and 2nd for Greens in Regulation, plus he led the Par 4 Scoring with a 3.73 average. Most notably though was the fact that Thomas made so few mistakes, with a total of 2 eagles and 21 birdies against just 2 bogeys for the entire week (and not a single dropped shot over the weekend). A world class performance.

Tournament Stats Result Rank
Stroke Average 66.25 1
Driving Accuracy 71.4% 4
Driving Distance 308 yds 11
Greens in Reg 86.1% 2
Scrambles 80.0% 9
Sand Saves 66.7% 22
Putts per GIR 1.661 10
Putts per Round 28.8 32
1 Putts per Rnd 6.25 52
Tournament Stats Result Rank
Par 3 Scoring 3.00 34
Par 4 Scoring 3.73 1
Par 5 Scoring 4.25 4
Eagles per Rnd 0.50 1
Birdies per Rnd 5.25 9
Pars per Rnd 11.75 -
Bogeys per Rnd 0.50 1
Others per Rnd 0.00 1
Par 5's in 2 4 11

Gaganjeet BHULLAR -20

The golfing career of Gaganjeet Bhullar is surely about to change following his superb final round of 64 for second place. Looking at his Genworth Tournament Statistics, the 24 year old golfer from India produced a long game master class over the week, ranking 3rd for Driving Accuracy, 8th for Driving Distance and 1st for Greens in Regulation (hitting 63/72 greens). He also steered clear of all greenside bunkers. You will be seeing a lot more of Gaganjeet Bhullar. He is a young player moving very much in the right direction.

Tournament Stats Result Rank
Stroke Average 67.00 2
Driving Accuracy 73.2% 3
Driving Distance 309 yds 8
Greens in Reg 87.5% 1
Scrambles 66.7% 35
Sand Saves - -
Putts per GIR 1.698 18
Putts per Round 29.8 55
1 Putts per Rnd 6.50 48
Tournament Stats Result Rank
Par 3 Scoring 2.75 4
Par 4 Scoring 3.83 3
Par 5 Scoring 4.44 14
Eagles per Rnd 0.25 11
Birdies per Rnd 5.50 4
Pars per Rnd 11.25 -
Bogeys per Rnd 1.00 4
Others per Rnd 0.00 1
Par 5's in 2 2 31

Wenchong LIANG -18

An up and down final round of 69 for Wenchong Liang included a hole in one at the 7th, five birdies, nine pars, two bogeys and a double bogey. Over the week the 34 year old golfer from Zhongshan, China ranked 4th for the Genworth Driving Distance statistic (averaging 317 yards off the tee), but it was his short game which stood out the most. Wenchong ranked high for each of the Genworth Putting Statistics and Scrambled 16/21 times, including 5/6 from greenside bunkers. He also converted 24 birdies in total (only Seuk-hyun Baek converted more).

Tournament Stats Result Rank
Stroke Average 67.50 3
Driving Accuracy 50.0% 40
Driving Distance 317 yds 4
Greens in Reg 70.8% 32
Scrambles 76.2% 13
Sand Saves 83.3% 9
Putts per GIR 1.627 6
Putts per Round 26.8 6
1 Putts per Rnd 8.25 13
Tournament Stats Result Rank
Par 3 Scoring 2.75 4
Par 4 Scoring 3.95 35
Par 5 Scoring 4.25 4
Eagles per Rnd 0.25 11
Birdies per Rnd 6.00 2
Pars per Rnd 10.00 -
Bogeys per Rnd 1.50 15
Others per Rnd 0.25 45
Par 5's in 2 3 18

Official Genworth Statistics Leaders

  • Stroke Average: 66.25
    Thomas AIKEN.
  • Driving Accuracy: 80.4%
    Sung LEE.
  • Driving Distance: 327 yards
    Sung LEE.
  • Greens in Regulation: 87.5%
    Gaganjeet BHULLAR.
  • Scrambles: 83.3%
    Kieran PRATT.
  • Sand Saves: 100%
    8 players including Himmat RAI who saved 5/5.
  • Putts per GIR: 1.574
    Chinnarat PHADUNGSIL.
  • Putts per Round: 26.0
    Brett RUMFORD.
  • 1 Putts: 39
    Chawalit PLAPHOL.

Other interesting statistics provided by the Genworth Stats Pack

  • Par 3 Scoring: 2.69
    David HORSEY, Prom MEESAWAT, Chapchai NIRAT.
  • Par 4 Scoring: 3.73
    Thomas AIKEN.
  • Par 5 Scoring: 4.19
  • Most Par 5 holes where green is hit in two shots: 7
    Ricardo GONZALEZ.
  • Most shots holed from off the green: 3
    David HORSEY, Wenchong LIANG, Berry HENSON.
  • Least number of drop shots during the tournament: 2 Bogeys
    Thomas AIKEN.
  • Most 3 Putts: 5
    Berry HENSON, Matthew BALDWIN.
  • Most Eagles: 2
    Andy SULLIVAN, Tommy FLEETWOOD, Kiradech APHIBARNRAT, Julien QUESNE, Thongchai JAIDEE, Craig LEE, Marc WARREN, Thomas AIKEN, Chawalit PLAPHOL, Gi-whan KIM.
  • Most Birdies: 25
    Seuk-hyun BAEK.
  • Most Pars: 55
    Bernd WIESBERGER, Oliver FISHER.
  • Most Bogeys: 16
    Hyun-bin PARK.
  • Most Others: 4
    Brett RUMFORD.

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Tournament Leaderboard

Pos Player nameNatHolePar
1AIKEN, ThomasRSA18-23
2BHULLAR, GaganjeetIND18-20
3LIANG, Wen-chongCHN18-18
4APHIBARNRAT, KiradechTHA18-17
5BAEK, Seuk-hyunKOR18-16
T6HORSEY, DavidENG18-15
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