Thursday, 25 July 2013
Tseleevo Golf and Polo Club ()
Tseleevo Golf and Polo Club ()

Round 1 of the M2M Russian Open produced 39 sub-par rounds and a field average score of 73.66. We analyse the performances of the leaders Simon Dyson, Rikard Karlberg and Wen-chong Liang, plus we round up the early Genworth Statistics leaders.

Simon DYSON -5

Pre-tournament favourite Simon Dyson produced some imperious golf during his bogey free opening round of 67. Looking at his Genworth Statistics, the 35 year old Englishman hit 13/14 fairways and 17/18 Greens in Regulation, scoring well across the different hole types. After a poor first half of the season by his high standards, the six time European Tour winner is starting to show some excellent form. Don’t be surprised if he romps away with this one.

Tournament Stats Result Rank
Stroke Average 67.00 1
Driving Accuracy 92.9% 5
Driving Distance 286 yds 30
Greens in Reg 94.4% 1
Scrambles 100.0% 1
Sand Saves - -
Putts per GIR 1.706 26
Putts per Round 30.0 31
1 Putts per Rnd 6.00 34
Tournament Stats Result Rank
Par 3 Scoring 2.75 5
Par 4 Scoring 3.90 8
Par 5 Scoring 4.25 5
Eagles per Rnd 0.00 11
Birdies per Rnd 5.00 9
Pars per Rnd 13.00 -
Bogeys per Rnd 0.00 1
Others per Rnd 0.00 1
Par 5's in 2 0 25

Rikard KARLBERG -5

Rikard Karlberg started his first round with two bogeys, but from there he fired an eagle and five birdies to finish with a superb 67. Looking at his Genworth Statistics, the 26 year old Swedish golfer hit 10/14 fairways and 13/18 Greens in Regulation, plus he Scrambled for Par 4/5 times (which included two Sand Saves) and took just 25 putts in total over the gorgeous Tseleevo course.

Tournament Stats Result Rank
Stroke Average 67.00 1
Driving Accuracy 71.4% 49
Driving Distance 287 yds 28
Greens in Reg 72.2% 17
Scrambles 80.0% 8
Sand Saves 100.0% 1
Putts per GIR 1.615 9
Putts per Round 25.0 2
1 Putts per Rnd 8.00 13
Tournament Stats Result Rank
Par 3 Scoring 2.75 5
Par 4 Scoring 3.80 2
Par 5 Scoring 4.50 20
Eagles per Rnd 1.00 1
Birdies per Rnd 5.00 9
Pars per Rnd 10.00 -
Bogeys per Rnd 2.00 21
Others per Rnd 0.00 1
Par 5's in 2 0 25

Wen-chong LIANG -5

Wen-chong Liang converted six birdies against just one bogey on his way to a cracking first round 67, to tie for the lead with Dyson and Karlberg. Looking at his Genworth Statistics, the 34 year old golfer from China looked strong from tee to green, hitting 13/14 fairways and 15/18 Greens in Regulation, plus he ranked 2nd for Par 4 Scoring with a 3.80 average.

Tournament Stats Result Rank
Stroke Average 67.00 1
Driving Accuracy 92.9% 5
Driving Distance 297 yds 13
Greens in Reg 83.3% 6
Scrambles 66.7% 16
Sand Saves 0.0% 40
Putts per GIR 1.667 18
Putts per Round 29.0 22
1 Putts per Rnd 7.00 23
Tournament Stats Result Rank
Par 3 Scoring 3.00 19
Par 4 Scoring 3.80 2
Par 5 Scoring 4.25 5
Eagles per Rnd 0.00 11
Birdies per Rnd 6.00 3
Pars per Rnd 11.00 -
Bogeys per Rnd 1.00 7
Others per Rnd 0.00 1
Par 5's in 2 1 3

Official Genworth Statistics Leaders

  • Stroke Average: 67.00
    Simon DYSON, Rikard KARLBERG, Wenchong LIANG.
  • Driving Accuracy: 100%
    Alessandro TADINI, Michael CAMPBELL, Chris PAISLEY, Martin WIEGELE.
  • Driving Distance: 319 yards
    Scott HEND.
  • Greens in Regulation: 94.4%
    Simon DYSON.
  • Scrambles: 100%
    Simon DYSON, Matthew NIXON, Sam LITTLE.
  • Sand Saves: 100%
    20 players including Jean-Baptiste GONNET, Chris PAISLEY, David HIGGINS who saved 3/3.
  • Putts per GIR: 1.455
    Alexandre KALEKA.
  • Putts per Round: 24.0
    Michael HOEY.
  • 1 Putts: 12
    Michael HOEY.

Other interesting statistics provided by the Genworth Stats Pack

  • Par 3 Scoring: 2.50
    Alexandre KALEKA, Nils FLOREN, David HORSEY, Matthew BALDWIN.
  • Par 4 Scoring: 3.60
    Michael CAMPBELL.
  • Par 5 Scoring: 4.00
    Alessandro TADINI, Javier COLOMO, Jean-Baptiste GONNET, Scott HENRY.
  • Most Par 5 holes where green is hit in two shots: 2
    Scott HENRY, Chris DOAK.
  • Most shots holed from off the green: 2
    Rikard KARLBERG.
  • Least number of drop shots during the tournament: No dropped shots
    Matthew NIXON, Simon DYSON.
  • Most 3 Putts: 3
    Andrew MARSHALL.
  • Most Eagles: 1
    10 players.
  • Most Birdies: 7
    Michael HOEY, Matteo DELPODIO.
  • Most Pars: 16
    Romain WATTEL, Alastair FORSYTH.
  • Most Bogeys: 8
    Mikhail MOROZOV (AM), Pavel GORYAINOV (AM), Krister ERIKSSON.
  • Most Others: 5
    James FERRABY.

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Tournament Leaderboard

Pos Player nameNatHolePar
1HOEY, MichaelNIR18-16
T2KALEKA, AlexandreFRA18-12
T2NIXON, MatthewENG18-12
4HANSEN, JBDEN18-11
T5LIANG, Wen-chongCHN18-10
T5HAVRET, GrégoryFRA18-10
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