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Thursday, 18 April 2013
Morten Orum Madsen   (Getty Images)
Morten Orum Madsen (Getty Images)

A breezy first day of golf at the Open de España over the Parador de El Saler course produced 40 sub-par rounds and a field average score of 73.85. Felipe Aguilar, Gary Stal and Morten Ørum Madsen have taken the lead on four under par. We analyse how they did it plus we round up the early leaders of the Genworth Statistics.

Felipe AGUILAR -4

Felipe Aguilar converted six birdies during his round of 68. Looking at his Genworth Statistics the 38 year old golfer from Chile (who produced three top ten finishes in a row earlier in the year) managed 10/14 fairways, 13/18 greens and 29 putts, plus he hit two of the Par 5 holes in sub-regulation (two shots) and was 2/2 for Sand Saves.

Tournament Stats Result Rank
Stroke Average 68.00 1
Driving Accuracy 71.4% 20
Driving Distance 281 yds 50
Greens in Reg 72.2% 36
Scrambles 60.0% 29
Sand Saves 100% 1
Putts per GIR 1.769 33
Putts per Round 29.0 14
1 Putts per Rnd 6.00 42
Tournament Stats Result Rank
Par 3 Scoring 2.75 3
Par 4 Scoring 3.90 17
Par 5 Scoring 4.50 9
Eagles per Rnd 0.00 7
Birdies per Rnd 6.00 1
Pars per Rnd 10.00 -
Bogeys per Rnd 2.00 22
Others per Rnd 0.00 1
Par 5's in 2 2 1

Gary STAL -4

Gary Stal was one of four players to navigate his way around the Parador de El Saler course without dropping a single shot. Looking at his Genworth Statistics the 21 year old talent from France (who has already won twice on the Challenge Tour in 2012) hit 16/18 greens and was 2/2 for Sand Saves when the green was missed.

Tournament Stats Result Rank
Stroke Average 68.00 1
Driving Accuracy 57.1% 72
Driving Distance 287 yds 34
Greens in Reg 88.9% 2
Scrambles 100% 1
Sand Saves 100% 1
Putts per GIR 1.750 26
Putts per Round 30.0 37
1 Putts per Rnd 6.00 42
Tournament Stats Result Rank
Par 3 Scoring 3.00 18
Par 4 Scoring 3.80 7
Par 5 Scoring 4.50 9
Eagles per Rnd 0.00 7
Birdies per Rnd 4.00 14
Pars per Rnd 14.00 -
Bogeys per Rnd 0.00 1
Others per Rnd 0.00 1
Par 5's in 2 0 31

Morten Ørum MADSEN -4

Morten Ørum Madsen single putted 10 holes on his way to a first round score of 68. Looking at his Genworth Statistics the recently turned 25 year old golfer from Denmark excelled on the greens (where many others struggled). He ranked 4th for Putts per GIR, 2nd for Putts per Round and 3rd for 1 Putts per Round.

Tournament Stats Result Rank
Stroke Average 68.00 1
Driving Accuracy 57.1% 72
Driving Distance 289 yds 31
Greens in Reg 66.7% 59
Scrambles 83.3% 9
Sand Saves 50.0% 33
Putts per GIR 1.583 4
Putts per Round 26.0 2
1 Putts per Rnd 10.00 3
Tournament Stats Result Rank
Par 3 Scoring 3.25 68
Par 4 Scoring 3.80 7
Par 5 Scoring 4.25 2
Eagles per Rnd 0.00 7
Birdies per Rnd 5.00 4
Pars per Rnd 12.00 -
Bogeys per Rnd 1.00 5
Others per Rnd 0.00 1
Par 5's in 2 0 31

Official Genworth Statistics Leaders

  • Stroke Average: 68.00
    Felipe AGUILAR, Gary STAL, Morten Ørum MADSEN.
  • Driving Accuracy: 92.9%
    Grégory BOURDY, Gonzalo FDEZ-CASTANO, Alexander LEVY, Callum MACAULAY, Phillip PRICE, Matthew SOUTHGATE.
  • Driving Distance: 310 yards
    Alvaro QUIROS.
  • Greens in Regulation: 94.4%
    Richard FINCH.
  • Scrambles: 100%
    Edoardo MOLINARI, Gary STAL, David HORSEY, Lasse JENSEN, David HIGGINS, Robert-Jan DERKSEN, Joel SJÖHOLM.
  • Sand Saves: 100%
    26 players including Lasse JENSEN who saved 3/3.
  • Putts per GIR: 1.500
    Chris PAISLEY, Carlos DEL MORAL.
  • Putts per Round: 25.0
    Chris PAISLEY.
  • 1 Putts: 11
    Chris PAISLEY, Joost LUITEN.

Other interesting statistics provided by the Genworth Stats Pack

  • Par 3 Scoring: 2.50
    Marc WARREN, Justin WALTERS.
  • Par 4 Scoring: 3.60
    Matthew SOUTHGATE.
  • Par 5 Scoring: 4.00
    Craig LEE.
  • Most Par 5 holes where green is hit in two shots: 2
    Craig LEE, Felipe AGUILAR, Daniel BROOKS.
  • Most shots holed from off the green: 1
    20 players.
  • Number of players to drop no shots during the round: 4
    Gary STAL, David HIGGINS, Robert-Jan DERKSEN, Edoardo MOLINARI.
  • Most 3 Putts: 3
    Emiliano GRILLO, Gary BOYD, Matthew ZIONS, Søren KJELDSEN, Scott ARNOLD, Rafa CABRERA-BELLO.
  • Most Eagles: 1
    Emiliano GRILLO, Scott ARNOLD, Raphaël JACQUELIN, Alexandre KALEKA, Lee SLATTERY, Richard BLAND.
  • Most Birdies: 6
    Felipe AGUILAR, Marc WARREN, Daniel BROOKS.
  • Most Pars: 16
    Edoardo MOLINARI, Ignacio GARRIDO.
  • Most Bogeys: 8
    Mark FOSTER, Graeme STORM, Jose BONDIA (AM), John PARRY.
  • Most Others: 4
    Gary BOYD.

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Tournament Leaderboard

Pos Player nameNatHolePar
1JACQUELIN, RaphaëlFRA18-5
T2AGUILAR, FelipeCHI18-5
T2KIEFFER, MaximilianGER18-5
T4CARLSSON, Magnus ASWE18-4
T4WARING, PaulENG18-4
T4HORSEY, DavidENG18-4
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