Friday, 03 May 2013
Mikko Ilonen   (Getty Images)
Mikko Ilonen (Getty Images)

Good scoring conditions for Round 2 of the Volvo China Open produced 68 sub-par rounds and a field average score of 72.16. Mikko Ilonen leads on -12 with Brett Rumford, Kiradech Aphibarnrat and Robert-Jan Derksen following behind. We analyse how they did it plus we round up the half way Genworth Statistics leaders.

Mikko ILONEN -12

Mikko Ilonen forged to the top of the leaderboard with a second round 63 consisting of nine birdies and nine pars. Looking at his Genworth Tournament Statistics, the 33 year old golfer from Finland has not driven the ball as accurately as some of the other players but every other department of his game is strong. Mikko ranks 2nd for Scrambles (9/10 up and downs) and 1st for 1 Putts per Round (21 single putts), which has enabled him to both convert the most birdies and also drop the fewest shots so far. The result is a three shot lead at the half way stage.

Tournament Stats Result Rank
Stroke Average 66.00 1
Driving Accuracy 60.7% 110
Driving Distance 300 yds 29
Greens in Reg 72.2% 35
Scrambles 90.0% 2
Sand Saves 50.0% 46
Putts per GIR 1.538 3
Putts per Round 25.5 4
1 Putts per Rnd 10.50 1
Tournament Stats Result Rank
Par 3 Scoring 2.75 2
Par 4 Scoring 3.70 2
Par 5 Scoring 4.50 10
Eagles per Rnd 0.00 16
Birdies per Rnd 6.50 1
Pars per Rnd 11.00 -
Bogeys per Rnd 0.50 1
Others per Rnd 0.00 1
Par 5's in 2 1 5

Brett RUMFORD -9

Brett Rumford finished with four birdies for a round of 67 and tied second place going into the weekend. He must be starting to think that back to back victories are on the cards. The 35 year old Australian golfer is performing steadily from tee to green and he is putting exceptionally well, ranking 1st for the Genworth Putts per Round statistic (50 putts in total).

Tournament Stats Result Rank
Stroke Average 67.50 2
Driving Accuracy 71.4% 59
Driving Distance 294 yds 53
Greens in Reg 66.7% 69
Scrambles 83.3% 6
Sand Saves 100.0% 1
Putts per GIR 1.542 4
Putts per Round 25.0 1
1 Putts per Rnd 10.00 4
Tournament Stats Result Rank
Par 3 Scoring 3.00 28
Par 4 Scoring 3.75 5
Par 5 Scoring 4.50 10
Eagles per Rnd 0.00 16
Birdies per Rnd 5.50 4
Pars per Rnd 11.50 -
Bogeys per Rnd 1.00 3
Others per Rnd 0.00 1
Par 5's in 2 0 40

Kiradech APHIBARNRAT -9

Kiradech Aphibarnrat converted six birdies against one bogey for a second round of 67. The 23 year old rising star from Thailand is driving the ball miles (ranking 3rd for the Genworth Driving Distance statistic) and he is hitting in excess of 80% Greens in Regulation. Kiradech also ranks 1st for Par 4 Scoring but he seems to have struggled a little over the Par 3 holes so far.

Tournament Stats Result Rank
Stroke Average 67.50 2
Driving Accuracy 78.6% 31
Driving Distance 313 yds 3
Greens in Reg 80.6% 7
Scrambles 71.4% 18
Sand Saves 0.0% 78
Putts per GIR 1.655 18
Putts per Round 28.5 27
1 Putts per Rnd 7.50 26
Tournament Stats Result Rank
Par 3 Scoring 3.25 93
Par 4 Scoring 3.65 1
Par 5 Scoring 4.50 10
Eagles per Rnd 0.00 16
Birdies per Rnd 5.50 4
Pars per Rnd 11.50 -
Bogeys per Rnd 1.00 3
Others per Rnd 0.00 1
Par 5's in 2 1 5

Robert-Jan DERKSEN -8

Robert-Jan Derksen shot a second round 70 to stay within touching distance of the lead going into the weekend. The 39 year old golfer from the Netherlands is performing well in each of the Genworth Statistics categories, only giving up a little length to the longest hitters. He ranks 29th for Driving Accuracy, 21st for Greens in Regulation and 13th for Putts per Round, and he is also making lots of birdies and scoring especially well on the Par 3 holes.

Tournament Stats Result Rank
Stroke Average 68.00 4
Driving Accuracy 78.6% 29
Driving Distance 279 yds 99
Greens in Reg 75.0% 21
Scrambles 66.7% 26
Sand Saves 100% 1
Putts per GIR 1.630 13
Putts per Round 27.5 13
1 Putts per Rnd 8.00 15
Tournament Stats Result Rank
Par 3 Scoring 2.75 2
Par 4 Scoring 3.85 10
Par 5 Scoring 4.63 23
Eagles per Rnd 0.00 16
Birdies per Rnd 6.00 3
Pars per Rnd 10.00 -
Bogeys per Rnd 2.00 22
Others per Rnd 0.00 1
Par 5's in 2 0 40

Official Genworth Statistics Leaders

  • Stroke Average: 66.00
    Mikko ILONEN.
  • Driving Accuracy: 96.4%
    Gary LOCKERBIE.
  • Driving Distance: 319 yards
    Oliver FISHER.
  • Greens in Regulation: 88.9%
    Paul CASEY.
  • Scrambles: 100%
    Rory HIE.
  • Sand Saves: 100%
    32 players including Andy SULLIVAN who saved 4/4.
  • Putts per GIR: 1.520
    Joel SJÖHOLM.
  • Putts per Round: 25.0
    Brett RUMFORD, Garrett SAPP.
  • 1 Putts: 21
    Lee SLATTERY, Mikko ILONEN, Prom MEESAWAT.

Other interesting statistics provided by the Genworth Stats Pack

  • Par 3 Scoring: 2.63
    Paul CASEY.
  • Par 4 Scoring: 3.65
    Kiradech APHIBARNRAT.
  • Par 5 Scoring: 4.13
    Ricardo SANTOS.
  • Most Par 5 holes where green is hit in two shots: 2
    Steve WEBSTER, Richard FINCH, Dong SU, Alvaro QUIROS.
  • Most shots holed from off the green: 2
    Dong SU, JB HANSEN, Garrett SAPP, Andreas HARTØ.
  • Least number of drop shots during the tournament: 1 Bogey
    Mikko ILONEN, Aaron TOWNSEND.
  • Most 3 Putts: 5
    Soren HANSEN, Scott HENRY, Jbe KRUGER, Marc WARREN, Wolmer MURILLO.
  • Most Eagles: 1
    15 players.
  • Most Birdies: 13
    Joel SJÖHOLM, Mikko ILONEN.
  • Most Pars: 30
    Magnus A CARLSSON.
  • Most Bogeys: 14
    Xin-yang LI.
  • Most Others: 5
    Xue-wen LUO (AM).

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Tournament Leaderboard

Pos Player nameNatHolePar
1RUMFORD, BrettAUS18-16
2ILONEN, MikkoFIN18-12
3DUBUISSON, VictorFRA18-11
4DERKSEN, Robert-JanNED18-10
T5SANTOS, RicardoPOR18-9
T5LARRAZÁBAL, PabloESP18-9
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