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Sunday, 09 June 2013
Joost Luiten   (Getty Images)
Joost Luiten (Getty Images)

Round 4 of the Lyoness Open powered by Greenfinity produced 29 sub-par rounds and a field average score of 72.32. Joost Luiten emerged as the eventual winner on -17 with Thomas Björn finishing as his closest challenger on -15. We analyse the performances of the leading players, plus we round up the final Genworth Statistics leaders.

Joost LUITEN -17

Joost Luiten hit 13/14 fairways and 16/18 greens on his way to a final round 71, emerging as a comfortable winner by two shots. Looking at his Genworth Statistics for the week, the 27 year old golfer from the Netherlands ranked 2nd for Driving Accuracy and 1st for Greens in Regulation, plus he led the Par 4 Scoring and converted more birdies than any other player in the field (24 in total). Overall it was a long game master class and a truly world class front running performance.

Tournament Stats Result Rank
Stroke Average 67.75 1
Driving Accuracy 82.1% 2
Driving Distance 290 yds 17
Greens in Reg 87.5% 1
Scrambles - -
Sand Saves 50.0% 25
Putts per GIR 1.726 20
Putts per Round 30.3 43
1 Putts per Rnd - -
Tournament Stats Result Rank
Par 3 Scoring 2.94 23
Par 4 Scoring 3.75 1
Par 5 Scoring 4.63 22
Eagles per Rnd 0.00 24
Birdies per Rnd 6.00 1
Pars per Rnd 10.25 -
Bogeys per Rnd 1.75 15
Others per Rnd 0.00 1
Par 5's in 2 - -

Thomas BJÖRN -15

Thomas Björn converted five birdies against one bogey on his way to a final round 68 (the joint second best round of the day). Looking at his Genworth Statistics for the week, the 42 year old Great Dane was solid all round, with straight driving, accurate approach play and a good touch on the greens. Thomas also ranked very high for both Par 4 Scoring and Par 5 Scoring but he seemed to struggle a little with his scoring on the Par 3 holes. This 2nd place finish makes it three top 10’s from his last four starts.

Tournament Stats Result Rank
Stroke Average 68.25 2
Driving Accuracy 62.5% 36
Driving Distance 281 yds 36
Greens in Reg 73.6% 22
Scrambles 63.2% 17
Sand Saves 33.3% 39
Putts per GIR 1.642 2
Putts per Round 28.3 7
1 Putts per Rnd 7.25 18
Tournament Stats Result Rank
Par 3 Scoring 3.13 50
Par 4 Scoring 3.78 2
Par 5 Scoring 4.50 7
Eagles per Rnd 0.25 5
Birdies per Rnd 5.00 6
Pars per Rnd 11.00 -
Bogeys per Rnd 1.75 15
Others per Rnd 0.00 1
Par 5's in 2 3 9

Romain WATTEL -14

Romain Wattel converted five birdies against two bogeys on his way to a final round 69. Looking at his Genworth Statistics for the week, the 22 year old French talent drove the ball long and hit plenty of Greens in Regulation, but he really excelled on and around the Diamond Country Club greens. Overall Romain scrambled 17/20 times for Par (ranking 1st) and single putted on 34 occasions, plus he dropped fewer shots than any other player in the field (just four bogeys in total).

Tournament Stats Result Rank
Stroke Average 68.50 3
Driving Accuracy 64.3% 34
Driving Distance 295 yds 5
Greens in Reg 72.2% 25
Scrambles 85.0% 1
Sand Saves 0.0% 49
Putts per GIR 1.712 14
Putts per Round 27.8 3
1 Putts per Rnd 8.50 2
Tournament Stats Result Rank
Par 3 Scoring 2.88 8
Par 4 Scoring 3.90 7
Par 5 Scoring 4.50 7
Eagles per Rnd 0.00 24
Birdies per Rnd 4.50 9
Pars per Rnd 12.50 -
Bogeys per Rnd 1.00 5
Others per Rnd 0.00 1
Par 5's in 2 2 19

Wen-chong LIANG -14

Wen-chong Liang fired seven birdies against just one bogey on his way to a final round 66 (the best of the day), climbing into a tie for 3rd overall. Looking at his Genworth Statistics for the week, the 34 year old golfer from China ranked 11th for Driving Accuracy and 10th for Greens in Regulation, plus he ranked 4th for Putts per GIR. He also scrambled 10/15 times for Par (although he could only manage 1/4 for Sand Saves) and accumulated 22 birdies in total.

Tournament Stats Result Rank
Stroke Average 68.50 3
Driving Accuracy 75.0% 11
Driving Distance 284 yds 31
Greens in Reg 79.2% 10
Scrambles 66.7% 11
Sand Saves 25.0% 45
Putts per GIR 1.684 4
Putts per Round 28.5 17
1 Putts per Rnd 7.50 11
Tournament Stats Result Rank
Par 3 Scoring 3.00 34
Par 4 Scoring 3.85 3
Par 5 Scoring 4.50 7
Eagles per Rnd 0.00 24
Birdies per Rnd 5.50 3
Pars per Rnd 10.75 -
Bogeys per Rnd 1.50 9
Others per Rnd 0.25 16
Par 5's in 2 1 35

Official Genworth Statistics Leaders

  • Stroke Average: 67.75
    Joost LUITEN.
  • Driving Accuracy: 89.3%
    Shiv KAPUR.
  • Driving Distance: 305 yards
    Bernd WIESBERGER.
  • Greens in Regulation: 87.5%
    Joost LUITEN, Soren HANSEN.
  • Scrambles: 85.0%
    Romain WATTEL.
  • Sand Saves: 100%
    13 players including Simon WAKEFIELD who finished 5/5.
  • Putts per GIR: 1.625
    Christian CÉVAËR.
  • Putts per Round: 27.5
    Moritz LAMPERT.
  • 1 Putts: 35
    Moritz LAMPERT.

Other interesting statistics provided by the Genworth Stats Pack

  • Par 3 Scoring: 2.75
    Jorge CAMPILLO, Eduardo DE LA RIVA, David HIGGINS, Matthew SOUTHGATE.
  • Par 4 Scoring: 3.75
    Joost LUITEN.
  • Par 5 Scoring: 4.19
    Alexander LEVY.
  • Most Par 5 holes where green is hit in two shots: 7
    Alexander LEVY.
  • Most shots holed from off the green: 4
    Damien MCGRANE.
  • Least number of drop shots during the tournament: 4 bogeys
    Romain WATTEL.
  • Most 3 Putts: 6
    Thomas LEVET.
  • Most Eagles: 2
    Oscar FLOREN, Alexander LEVY, Damien MCGRANE, Grégory BOURDY.
  • Most Birdies: 24
    Joost LUITEN.
  • Most Pars: 57
    Stephen DODD.
  • Most Bogeys: 16
    Niclas FASTH.
  • Most Others: 5
    Jacob GLENNEMO, Oscar FLOREN.

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Tournament Leaderboard

Pos Player nameNatHolePar
1LUITEN, JoostNED18-17
2BJÖRN, ThomasDEN18-15
T3LIANG, Wen-chongCHN18-14
T3WATTEL, RomainFRA18-14
T5WARING, PaulENG18-13
T5CAMPILLO, JorgeESP18-13
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