Sunday, 28 April 2013
ICHEON, SOUTH KOREA - APRIL 28:  Brett Rumford of Australia celebrates after holing an eagle putt at the first play-off hole to win the play-off and the Ballantine's Championship at Blackstone Golf Club on April 28, 2013 in Icheon, South Korea.  (Photo by  (Getty Images)
ICHEON, SOUTH KOREA - APRIL 28: Brett Rumford of Australia celebrates after holing an eagle putt at the first play-off hole to win the play-off and the Ballantine's Championship at Blackstone Golf Club on April 28, 2013 in Icheon, South Korea. (Photo by (Getty Images)

After a busy week of weather delays the Ballantine’s Championship managed to finish on time on Sunday. Brett Rumford emerged as the eventual winner from a three man play-off (for the second week in a row) against Marcus Fraser and Peter Whiteford, with Romain Wattel and Louis Oosthuizen following behind. We analyse their tournament performances plus we round up the final Genworth Statistics leaders for the event.

Brett RUMFORD -11

Brett Rumford fired the shot of the week into the first play-off hole to win his fourth European Tour title. But looking at his Genworth Tournament Statistics the 35 year old Australian golfer actually produced a putting master class. Even with three 3-putts he still ranked 1st in each of the putting categories, which saw him onto converting more birdies than any other player in the field (25 in total). Inspired by fellow Aussie Adam Scott’s recent Masters victory, Brett Rumford will be another very popular winner on the European Tour.

Tournament Stats Result Rank
Stroke Average 69.25 1
Driving Accuracy 50.0% 62
Driving Distance 283 yds 26
Greens in Reg 62.5% 68
Scrambles 63.0% 21
Sand Saves 45.5% 43
Putts per GIR 1.556 1
Putts per Round 26.3 1
1 Putts per Rnd 9.00 1
Tournament Stats Result Rank
Par 3 Scoring 3.00 19
Par 4 Scoring 3.88 5
Par 5 Scoring 4.63 10
Eagles per Rnd 0.00 15
Birdies per Rnd 6.25 1
Pars per Rnd 8.75 -
Bogeys per Rnd 2.50 34
Others per Rnd 0.50 37
Par 5's in 2 0 46

Marcus FRASER -11

Putting seems to have been the vital ingredient this week over the undulating Blackstone greens, with Marcus Fraser also producing incredible Genworth putting statistics to make it into the play-off. The 34 year old Australian golfer was one of only six players not to 3-putt over the week, which is quite a stat in itself. He also ranked 1st for Par 3 Scoring (with a 2.81 average), 6th for Birdies per Round (19 in total) and 6th for Scrambles (even though he only managed 1/4 for Sand Saves).

Tournament Stats Result Rank
Stroke Average 69.25 1
Driving Accuracy 64.3% 32
Driving Distance 268 yds 58
Greens in Reg 69.4% 52
Scrambles 72.7% 6
Sand Saves 25.0% 53
Putts per GIR 1.620 3
Putts per Round 27.0 2
1 Putts per Rnd 9.00 1
Tournament Stats Result Rank
Par 3 Scoring 2.81 1
Par 4 Scoring 3.88 5
Par 5 Scoring 4.81 33
Eagles per Rnd 0.00 15
Birdies per Rnd 4.75 6
Pars per Rnd 11.75 -
Bogeys per Rnd 1.25 2
Others per Rnd 0.25 10
Par 5's in 2 0 46

Peter WHITEFORD -11

Peter Whiteford missed a very make-able putt on the 72nd hole to win his first European Tour event, but even though he did not convert the play-off he can take pride in a very strong all-round performance. Looking at his Genworth Statistics, the 32 year old Scottish golfer drove the ball long and straight and he accumulated 53/72 Greens in Regulation, plus he ranked 3rd for Scrambles and 7th for Putts per Round. Peter also dropped the least number of shots out of all the players in the field (6 bogeys, 0 double-bogeys).

Tournament Stats Result Rank
Stroke Average 69.25 1
Driving Accuracy 62.5% 38
Driving Distance 293 yds 7
Greens in Reg 73.6% 26
Scrambles 73.7% 3
Sand Saves 50.0% 34
Putts per GIR 1.755 16
Putts per Round 29.0 7
1 Putts per Rnd 7.25 13
Tournament Stats Result Rank
Par 3 Scoring 3.00 19
Par 4 Scoring 3.88 5
Par 5 Scoring 4.63 10
Eagles per Rnd 0.00 15
Birdies per Rnd 4.25 9
Pars per Rnd 12.25 -
Bogeys per Rnd 1.50 5
Others per Rnd 0.00 1
Par 5's in 2 2 9

Romain WATTEL -9

Romain Wattel was excellent from tee to green this week. The 22 year old French talent ranked 4th for Driving Accuracy, 19th for Driving Distance and 15th for Greens in Regulation, plus he produced some very solid short game and putting statistics, and he ranked 1st for Par 4 Scoring. The only area that he seemed to struggle with was on the Par 3 holes, which included a triple-bogey score and a double-bogey score for an overall 3.19 average. Everything considered big things are expected from Romain Wattel.

Tournament Stats Result Rank
Stroke Average 69.75 4
Driving Accuracy 80.4% 4
Driving Distance 287 yds 19
Greens in Reg 77.8% 15
Scrambles 56.3% 38
Sand Saves 50.0% 34
Putts per GIR 1.696 7
Putts per Round 29.5 18
1 Putts per Rnd 6.75 19
Tournament Stats Result Rank
Par 3 Scoring 3.19 58
Par 4 Scoring 3.78 1
Par 5 Scoring 4.81 33
Eagles per Rnd 0.00 15
Birdies per Rnd 5.00 4
Pars per Rnd 11.00 -
Bogeys per Rnd 1.50 5
Others per Rnd 0.50 37
Par 5's in 2 2 9

Louis OOSTHUIZEN -8

Louis Oosthuizen never really contended for the title this week, but being the world class golfer that he is, the 30 year old South African still sneaked into the top five at the finish. As usual his long game seemed to be pretty strong but his short game and putting were not quite as sharp as the players that finished above him. Looking at his Genworth Statistics, the same as Romain Wattel, Louis struggled on the Par 3 holes, specifically the 13th where he scored +5 in total (made up of two Pars, a double bogey and a triple bogey).

Tournament Stats Result Rank
Stroke Average 70.00 5
Driving Accuracy 66.1% 28
Driving Distance 290 yds 12
Greens in Reg 77.8% 15
Scrambles 50.0% 53
Sand Saves 28.6% 51
Putts per GIR 1.714 9
Putts per Round 30.0 26
1 Putts per Rnd 6.25 34
Tournament Stats Result Rank
Par 3 Scoring 3.19 58
Par 4 Scoring 3.85 2
Par 5 Scoring 4.69 19
Eagles per Rnd 0.00 15
Birdies per Rnd 5.00 4
Pars per Rnd 10.75 -
Bogeys per Rnd 1.75 13
Others per Rnd 0.50 37
Par 5's in 2 2 9

Official Genworth Statistics Leaders

  • Stroke Average: 69.25
    Marcus FRASER, Brett RUMFORD, Peter WHITEFORD.
  • Driving Accuracy: 85.7%
    Heung-chol JOO.
  • Driving Distance: 313 yards
    Scott HEND.
  • Greens in Regulation: 88.9%
    James MORRISON.
  • Scrambles: 75.0%
    S.S.P CHOWRASIA.
  • Sand Saves: 100%
    10 players including Simon DYSON and Alexander NOREN who each saved 5/5.
  • Putts per GIR: 1.556
    Brett RUMFORD.
  • Putts per Round: 26.3
    Brett RUMFORD.
  • 1 Putts: 36
    Brett RUMFORD, Marcus FRASER.

Other interesting statistics provided by the Genworth Stats Pack

  • Par 3 Scoring: 2.81
    Marcus FRASER, Richie RAMSAY, Hyung-sung KIM.
  • Par 4 Scoring: 3.78
    Romain WATTEL.
  • Par 5 Scoring: 4.44
    Kiradech APHIBARNRAT.
  • Most Par 5 holes where green is hit in two shots: 5
    Scott HEND, Paul LAWRIE, Tommy FLEETWOOD.
  • Most shots holed from off the green: 4
    Heung-chol JOO.
  • Least number of drop shots during the tournament: 6 Bogeys
    Peter WHITEFORD.
  • Most 3 Putts: 11
    Lee SLATTERY, Rafa CABRERA-BELLO.
  • Most Eagles: 2
    Eddie PEPPERELL, Felipe AGUILAR, Magnus A CARLSSON.
  • Most Birdies: 25
    Brett RUMFORD.
  • Most Pars: 54
    Grégory HAVRET, Mu HU, Darren BECK.
  • Most Bogeys: 17
    Dong-seop MAENG, Yong-jin SHIN.
  • Most Others: 5
    Hyun-bin PARK.

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Tournament Leaderboard

Pos Player nameNatHolePar
1RUMFORD, BrettAUS18-11
T2FRASER, MarcusAUS18-11
T2WHITEFORD, PeterSCO18-11
4WATTEL, RomainFRA18-9
5OOSTHUIZEN, LouisRSA18-8
T6KIM, Hyung-sungKOR18-7
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