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Sunday, 16 June 2013
Simon Thornton  (Getty Images)
Simon Thornton (Getty Images)

Round 4 produced 15 sub-par rounds and a field average score of 72.54. Simon Thornton emerged from a playoff against Tjaart Van Der Walt, with Benson and Dinwiddie following behind. We analyse their performances and round up the final Genworth Statistics leaders.

Simon THORNTON -5

Simon Thornton converted four birdies against three bogeys on his way to a final round 70, emerging as the winner from a playoff with Tjaart Van Der Walt. Looking at his Genworth Statistics for the week, the 36 year old Irish golfer ranked 5th for Driving Accuracy, 9th for Greens in Regulation, 3rd for Putts per GIR and 1st for Par 4 Scoring, plus don’t forget a hole-in-one on the 11th in Round 3. With this win Simon claims the first European Tour / Challenge Tour title of his career.

Tournament Stats Result Rank
Stroke Average 69.75 1
Driving Accuracy 58.9% 5
Driving Distance 321 yds 26
Greens in Reg 68.1% 9
Scrambles 60.9% 9
Sand Saves 100.0% 1
Putts per GIR 1.714 3
Putts per Round 29.3 8
1 Putts per Rnd 7.25 4
Tournament Stats Result Rank
Par 3 Scoring 3.13 20
Par 4 Scoring 3.84 1
Par 5 Scoring 5.00 58
Eagles per Rnd 0.50 1
Birdies per Rnd 3.50 6
Pars per Rnd 11.00 -
Bogeys per Rnd 2.75 8
Others per Rnd 0.25 14
Par 5's in 2 1 17

Tjaart VAN DER WALT -5

Tjaart Van Der Walt converted four birdies against one bogey and one double bogey on his way to a final round 70, but fell just shy in a playoff to Simon Thornton. Looking at his Genworth Statistics for the week, the 38 year old South African ranked high in most categories, including 5th for Greens in Regulation and 2nd for Putts per GIR. It seems a case of so near yet so far this week for Tjaart, who led the tournament (or shared for the lead) after every round.

Tournament Stats Result Rank
Stroke Average 69.75 1
Driving Accuracy 55.4% 11
Driving Distance 330 yds 19
Greens in Reg 72.2% 5
Scrambles 50.0% 19
Sand Saves 50.0% 15
Putts per GIR 1.712 2
Putts per Round 29.0 5
1 Putts per Rnd 6.00 15
Tournament Stats Result Rank
Par 3 Scoring 3.00 6
Par 4 Scoring 4.00 4
Par 5 Scoring 4.58 12
Eagles per Rnd 0.25 8
Birdies per Rnd 3.75 4
Pars per Rnd 11.50 -
Bogeys per Rnd 2.00 1
Others per Rnd 0.50 36
Par 5's in 2 2 9

Seve BENSON -4

Three time Challenge Tour winner Seve Benson converted four birdies against three bogeys on his way to a final round 70 (a common final round score for the leading players). Looking at his Genworth Statistics for the week, the 26 year old English golfer ranked 8th for Driving Accuracy and 2nd for Greens in Regulation, plus he accumulated the most birdies alongside Robert Dinwiddie (18 in total). This third place finish pushes Seve up to 117th on the Race to Dubai and 3rd on the Challenge Tour rankings.

Tournament Stats Result Rank
Stroke Average 70.00 3
Driving Accuracy 57.1% 8
Driving Distance 325 yds 22
Greens in Reg 77.8% 2
Scrambles 50.0% 19
Sand Saves 75.0% 5
Putts per GIR 1.768 8
Putts per Round 30.5 20
1 Putts per Rnd 6.50 10
Tournament Stats Result Rank
Par 3 Scoring 3.13 20
Par 4 Scoring 4.00 4
Par 5 Scoring 4.50 6
Eagles per Rnd 0.00 20
Birdies per Rnd 4.50 1
Pars per Rnd 10.50 -
Bogeys per Rnd 2.50 5
Others per Rnd 0.50 36
Par 5's in 2 1 17

Robert DINWIDDIE -2

Robert Dinwiddie produced a real mixed bag during his final round but he finished in a blaze of glory with three birdies for a 70 and fourth place all on his own. Looking at his Genworth Statistics for the week, the 30 year old Englishman accumulated 18 birdies (even though he struggled a little on the Par 5 holes) and he averaged a superb 2.69 for Par 3 Scoring (ranking 1st on his own). This fourth place finish pushes Robert up to 7th on the Challenge Tour rankings.

Tournament Stats Result Rank
Stroke Average 70.50 4
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 2.69 1
Par 4 Scoring 4.09 21
Par 5 Scoring 4.92 54
Eagles per Rnd 0.00 20
Birdies per Rnd 4.50 1
Pars per Rnd 9.75 -
Bogeys per Rnd 3.50 33
Others per Rnd 0.25 14
Par 5's in 2 - -

Official Genworth Statistics Leaders

  • Stroke Average: 69.75
    Simon THORNTON, Tjaart VAN DER WALT.
  • Driving Accuracy: 88.1%
    Simon WAKEFIELD.
  • Driving Distance: 358 yards
    Scott HENRY.
  • Greens in Regulation: 83.3%
    Daniel VANCSIK.
  • Scrambles: 77.8%
    Mikael LUNDBERG.
  • Sand Saves: 100%
    Mikko KORHONEN, Simon THORNTON, Carl SUNESON.
  • Putts per GIR: 1.659
    Jamie ELSON.
  • Putts per Round: 27.3
    Jeppe HULDAHL.
  • 1 Putts: 35
    Chris LLOYD.

Other interesting statistics provided by the Genworth Stats Pack

  • Par 3 Scoring: 2.69
    Robert DINWIDDIE.
  • Par 4 Scoring: 3.84
    Simon THORNTON.
  • Par 5 Scoring: 4.25
    Gary BOYD.
  • Most Par 5 holes where green is hit in two shots: 5
    Alessandro TADINI, Mikko KORHONEN.
  • Most shots holed from off the green: 3
    Daniel GAUNT, Andrew MARSHALL.
  • Least number of drop shots during the tournament: 11 bogeys
    Brooks KOEPKA, Chris LLOYD.
  • Most 3 Putts: 6
    Justin WALTERS, Jordi GARCIA PINTO, Marco CRESPI.
  • Most Eagles: 2
    Simon THORNTON, Jamie ELSON, Daniel GAUNT, Gary BOYD, Daniel BROOKS, Agustin DOMINGO, Max GLAUERT.
  • Most Birdies: 18
    Seve BENSON, Robert DINWIDDIE.
  • Most Pars: 53
    Mikael LUNDBERG.
  • Most Bogeys: 20
    Tom MURRAY.
  • Most Others: 4
    Åke NILSSON, Jens DANTORP, Damien PERRIER.

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Tournament Leaderboard

Pos Player nameNatHolePar
1THORNTON, SimonIRL18-5
2VAN DER WALT, TjaartRSA18-5
3BENSON, SeveENG18-4
4DINWIDDIE, RobertENG18-2
T5EDBERG, PelleSWE18-1
T5LLOYD, ChrisENG18-1
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