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Thursday, 19 September 2013
Nicolas Colsaerts  (Getty Images)
Nicolas Colsaerts (Getty Images)

Round 1 of the 70º OPEN D'ITALIA LINDT produced 63 sub-par rounds and a field average score of 72.17. Nicolas Colsaerts, Maximilian Kieffer and Ricardo Gonzalez lead on -7. We analyse their performances and round up the early Genworth Statistics leaders.

Nicolas COLSAERTS -7

Nicolas Colsaerts converted eight birdies against a single bogey on his way to an opening 65 (seven of those birdies came during a blistering outward nine of 30). Looking at his Genworth Statistics, the 30 year old golfer from Belgium averaged 305 yards off the tee, and the combination of 17/18 Greens in Regulation and 1.706 Putts per GIR confirms the quality of his approach play over the day - leading to excellent scoring across the different hole types.

Tournament StatsResultRank
Stroke Average65.001
Driving Accuracy57.1%54
Driving Distance305 yds6
Greens in Reg94.4%1
Scrambles100.0%1
Sand Saves--
Putts per GIR1.70619
Putts per Round29.030
1 Putts per Rnd6.0045
Tournament StatsResultRank
Par 3 Scoring2.504
Par 4 Scoring3.806
Par 5 Scoring4.256
Eagles per Rnd0.0010
Birdies per Rnd8.001
Pars per Rnd9.00-
Bogeys per Rnd1.006
Others per Rnd0.001
Par 5's in 219

Maximilian KIEFFER -7

Maximilian Kieffer also converted eight birdies against a single bogey on his way to an opening 65, the same as Colsaerts. Looking at his Genworth Statistics, the 23 year old German golfer drove the ball accurately and produced some excellent short game figures including 1.417 Putts per GIR, 12 single putts and just 24 putts in total (Robert-Jan Derksen deserves a special mention here whereby he took just 22 putts today - holing three shots from off the greens).

Tournament StatsResultRank
Stroke Average65.001
Driving Accuracy85.7%3
Driving Distance290 yds46
Greens in Reg66.7%61
Scrambles83.3%12
Sand Saves100.0%1
Putts per GIR1.4171
Putts per Round24.02
1 Putts per Rnd12.001
Tournament StatsResultRank
Par 3 Scoring3.0040
Par 4 Scoring3.702
Par 5 Scoring4.002
Eagles per Rnd0.0010
Birdies per Rnd8.001
Pars per Rnd9.00-
Bogeys per Rnd1.006
Others per Rnd0.001
Par 5's in 219

Ricardo GONZALEZ -7

Ricardo Gonzalez converted one eagle and six birdies against a single bogey on his way to an opening 65, to make it a three way tie at the top. Looking at his Genworth Statistics, the 43 year old golfer from Argentina is strong across the board, including ranking 1st for Driving Distance (averaging a huge 319 yards off the tee) and 1st for Par 5 Scoring (with an eagle and three birdies on those holes). Ricardo finished runner-up in a playoff in Scotland at the end of last month, but he has missed three cuts in a row since then. This is a welcome return to form.

Tournament StatsResultRank
Stroke Average65.001
Driving Accuracy71.4%21
Driving Distance319 yds1
Greens in Reg77.8%21
Scrambles75.0%25
Sand Saves100.0%1
Putts per GIR1.5715
Putts per Round27.07
1 Putts per Rnd9.003
Tournament StatsResultRank
Par 3 Scoring3.0040
Par 4 Scoring3.806
Par 5 Scoring3.751
Eagles per Rnd1.001
Birdies per Rnd6.005
Pars per Rnd10.00-
Bogeys per Rnd1.006
Others per Rnd0.001
Par 5's in 221

Official Genworth Statistics Leaders

  • Stroke Average: 65.00
    Nicolas COLSAERTS, Ricardo GONZALEZ, Maximilian KIEFFER.
  • Driving Accuracy: 92.9%
    Johan EDFORS, Simon WAKEFIELD.
  • Driving Distance: 319 yards
    Ricardo GONZALEZ.
  • Greens in Regulation: 94.4%
    Alvaro QUIROS, Johan EDFORS, Nicolas COLSAERTS, Kristoffer BROBERG, Tom LEWIS.
  • Scrambles: 100%
    Kristoffer BROBERG, Nicolas COLSAERTS, Simon THORNTON, James KINGSTON, Alvaro QUIROS, Marcus FRASER, Bernd WIESBERGER, Retief GOOSEN.
  • Sand Saves: 100%
    41 players.
  • Putts per GIR: 1.417
    Maximilian KIEFFER.
  • Putts per Round: 22
    Robert-Jan DERKSEN.
  • 1 Putts: 12
    Maximilian KIEFFER.

Other interesting statistics provided by the Genworth Stats Pack

  • Par 3 Scoring: 2.25
    Tom LEWIS, Alessandro TADINI, Peter WHITEFORD.
  • Par 4 Scoring: 3.60
    David HIGGINS.
  • Par 5 Scoring: 3.75
    Ricardo GONZALEZ.
  • Most Par 5 holes where green is hit in two shots: 2
    Kristoffer BROBERG, Emiliano GRILLO, Ricardo GONZALEZ, Matteo DELPODIO, Francesco MOLINARI, Scott HEND, Justin WALTERS, Chris LLOYD.
  • Most shots holed from off the green: 3
    Robert-Jan DERKSEN.
  • Least number of drop shots during the tournament: No bogeys
    Alessio BRUSCHI, James KINGSTON, Marcus FRASER.
  • Most 3 Putts: 2
    13 players.
  • Most Eagles: 1
    Ricardo GONZALEZ, James KINGSTON, Jorge CAMPILLO, Francesco MOLINARI, Hennie OTTO, Oscar FLOREN, Simon KHAN, Scott HEND, Domenico GEMINIANI.
  • Most Birdies: 8
    Maximilian KIEFFER, Nicolas COLSAERTS.
  • Most Pars: 18
    Alessio BRUSCHI.
  • Most Bogeys: 7
    Gary LOCKERBIE, Soren HANSEN, Chad STUMPO (AM).
  • Most Others: 7
    Chad STUMPO (AM).

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T4GRILLO, EmilianoARG18-10
T4AGUILAR, FelipeCHI18-10
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