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Saturday, 01 June 2013
Mikko Ilonen   (Getty Images)
Mikko Ilonen (Getty Images)

Round 3 of the Nordea Masters produced 46 sub-par rounds and a field average score of 70.82. Mikko Ilonen leads on -18 with Alexander Noren, Jonas Blixt and Matteo Manassero following behind. We analyse their performances plus we round up the Genworth Statistics leaders.

Mikko ILONEN -18

Mikko Ilonen has played his last 40 holes without dropping a single shot. His third round score of 65 included one eagle and five birdies, and he takes a two shot lead going into Sunday. Looking at his Genworth Tournament Statistics, the 33 year old golfer from Finland ranks very high in just about every category, including being 1st for Par 5 Scoring (a key statistic this week with five Par 5 holes in play). Mikko has finished 2nd in two of his last four starts and he has a great chance of securing his third European Tour title tomorrow.

Tournament Stats Result Rank
Stroke Average 66.00 1
Driving Accuracy 69.2% 21
Driving Distance 300 yds 4
Greens in Reg 79.6% 11
Scrambles 81.8% 2
Sand Saves 33.3% 50
Putts per GIR 1.581 4
Putts per Round 27.0 6
1 Putts per Rnd 9.00 5
Tournament Stats Result Rank
Par 3 Scoring 2.80 8
Par 4 Scoring 3.83 8
Par 5 Scoring 4.27 1
Eagles per Rnd 0.33 3
Birdies per Rnd 6.33 2
Pars per Rnd 10.33 -
Bogeys per Rnd 1.00 6
Others per Rnd 0.00 1
Par 5's in 2 2 7

Alexander NOREN -16

Alexander Noren converted one eagle and seven birdies against just one bogey on his way to a third round 64. Looking at his Genworth Tournament Statistics, the 30 year old Swedish golfer is performing very well in most categories except for his Driving Accuracy being a little low (but that has been a trend with his golf all season so far and it doesn’t seem to affect his scoring too much). Alex won this event two years ago over the Bro Hof Slott course so he will be confident he can repeat that feat tomorrow.

Tournament Stats Result Rank
Stroke Average 66.67 2
Driving Accuracy 56.4% 52
Driving Distance 294 yds 17
Greens in Reg 75.9% 17
Scrambles 76.9% 10
Sand Saves 33.3% 50
Putts per GIR 1.610 6
Putts per Round 27.0 6
1 Putts per Rnd 8.67 8
Tournament Stats Result Rank
Par 3 Scoring 2.67 1
Par 4 Scoring 3.83 8
Par 5 Scoring 4.53 6
Eagles per Rnd 0.33 3
Birdies per Rnd 5.67 5
Pars per Rnd 11.00 -
Bogeys per Rnd 1.00 6
Others per Rnd 0.00 1
Par 5's in 2 2 7

Matteo MANASSERO -14

Some may say that the heroic events of the last week may be starting to catch up a little on Matteo Manassero. He started slowly today but sprung to life with three birdies in a row on the back nine. Unfortunately the 20 year old Italian maestro made a double bogey on the 18th to slip four shots behind the leader. But his long game is steady and his Genworth Putting Statistics for the week are very strong. Back to back wins are still very much on the cards.

Tournament Stats Result Rank
Stroke Average 67.33 3
Driving Accuracy 59.0% 36
Driving Distance 273 yds 63
Greens in Reg 72.2% 28
Scrambles 73.3% 18
Sand Saves 100% 1
Putts per GIR 1.538 3
Putts per Round 26.0 2
1 Putts per Rnd 9.67 1
Tournament Stats Result Rank
Par 3 Scoring 2.93 31
Par 4 Scoring 3.88 15
Par 5 Scoring 4.33 3
Eagles per Rnd 0.00 12
Birdies per Rnd 6.67 1
Pars per Rnd 9.67 -
Bogeys per Rnd 1.33 12
Others per Rnd 0.33 35
Par 5's in 2 0 48

Jonas BLIXT -14

Jonas Blixt has made the trip across the pond to support his home event this week and he seems to be enjoying it with a chance to win going into Sunday. Unfortunately we have not been able to display some of his Genworth Statistics in this report, but we can see that the 29 year old Swedish golfer ranks 1st for Par 4 Scoring and that he has made very few mistakes through the course of the week. Jonas won the Frys.com Open last October on the PGA Tour and he also has four 2nd place finishes under his belt on the Web.com Tour. He has a great pedigree and should not be discounted.

Tournament Stats Result Rank
Stroke Average 67.33 3
Driving Accuracy - -
Driving Distance - -
Greens in Reg - -
Scrambles - -
Sand Saves - -
Putts per GIR - -
Putts per Round - -
1 Putts per Rnd - -
Tournament Stats Result Rank
Par 3 Scoring 2.93 31
Par 4 Scoring 3.71 1
Par 5 Scoring 4.60 16
Eagles per Rnd 0.00 12
Birdies per Rnd 5.33 8
Pars per Rnd 12.00 -
Bogeys per Rnd 0.67 2
Others per Rnd 0.00 1
Par 5's in 2 0 48

Official Genworth Statistics Leaders

  • Stroke Average: 66.00
    Mikko ILONEN.
  • Driving Accuracy: 84.6%
    Simon WAKEFIELD, Richard GREEN.
  • Driving Distance: 306 yards
    Joel SJÖHOLM.
  • Greens in Regulation: 85.2%
    Simon DYSON.
  • Scrambles: 92.3%
    Rikard KARLBERG.
  • Sand Saves: 100%
    22 players.
  • Putts per GIR: 1.528
    Paul LAWRIE.
  • Putts per Round: 25.3
    Peter WHITEFORD.
  • 1 Putts: 29
    Matteo MANASSERO, Thomas BJORN, Paul LAWRIE, Rhys DAVIES.

Other interesting statistics provided by the Genworth Stats Pack

  • Par 3 Scoring: 2.67
    Rikard KARLBERG, Jamie DONALDSON, Alexander NOREN.
  • Par 4 Scoring: 3.71
    Jonas BLIXT, Pablo LARRAZÁBAL.
  • Par 5 Scoring: 4.27
    Mikko ILONEN, Peter WHITEFORD.
  • Most Par 5 holes where green is hit in two shots: 5
    Paul CASEY.
  • Most shots holed from off the green: 5
    Mark FOSTER.
  • Least number of drop shots during the tournament: 1 bogey
    Rikard KARLBERG.
  • Most 3 Putts: 4
    Soren HANSEN, Lasse JENSEN, Andrew DODT.
  • Most Eagles: 2
    Peter WHITEFORD, Andrew DODT.
  • Most Birdies: 20
    Matteo MANASSERO.
  • Most Pars: 41
    Simon DYSON.
  • Most Bogeys: 12
    Mark TULLO.
  • Most Others: 4
    Peter WHITEFORD.

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Tournament Leaderboard

Pos Player nameNatHolePar
1ILONEN, MikkoFIN18-21
2BLIXT, JonasSWE18-18
3WIESBERGER, BerndAUT18-17
T4BJÖRN, ThomasDEN18-16
T4KARLBERG, RikardSWE18-16
T4MANASSERO, MatteoITA18-16
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