Sunday, 22 September 2013
Julien Quesne   (Getty Images)
Julien Quesne (Getty Images)

Round 4 of the 70º OPEN D'ITALIA LINDT produced 36 sub-par rounds and a field average score of 71.91. Julien Quesne emerged as the winner on -12 with Higgins and Webster finishing as his closest challengers on -11. We analyse their performances and round up the final Genworth Statistics leaders.

Julien QUESNE -12

Julien Quesne converted seven birdies against one double bogey on his way to a final round 67 (which included coming home in 31 shots), to win the second European Tour title of his career to date. Looking at his Genworth Statistics for the week, the 33 year old French golfer was steady with the longer clubs but exceptional both on and around the greens with the shorter clubs, ranking very high for each of the short game categories. Usually, the tournament winner performs consistently well across the different hole types but oddly that wasn’t the case this week (he ranked 1st for Par 4 Scoring but struggled a little on the Par 3’s and Par 5’s). Overall, Julien accumulated 20 birdies in total (ranking 1st for that category) and as a result of this win, climbs up to 41st position on the Race to Dubai, comfortably in place for the upcoming Final Series.

Tournament StatsResultRank
Stroke Average69.001
Driving Accuracy50.0%64
Driving Distance290 yds39
Greens in Reg73.6%21
Scrambles68.4%10
Sand Saves80.0%12
Putts per GIR1.6794
Putts per Round27.85
1 Putts per Rnd8.503
Tournament StatsResultRank
Par 3 Scoring3.1347
Par 4 Scoring3.701
Par 5 Scoring4.8870
Eagles per Rnd0.0024
Birdies per Rnd5.001
Pars per Rnd11.25-
Bogeys per Rnd1.503
Others per Rnd0.2534
Par 5's in 2059

David HIGGINS -11

David Higgins converted six birdies against two bogeys on his way to a final round 68, to finish 2nd (the best finish of his career to date). Looking at his Genworth Statistics for the week, the 40 year old Irish golfer drove the ball straight (this is a strength in his game) and hit a solid 73.6% of the Greens in Regulation, but it was his performance with the short stick which seemed the best, ranking very high for the three Genworth Putting categories. Interestingly, David produced the same scoring patterns at the winner, whereby he ranked 2nd for Par 4 Scoring but also struggled a little on the Par 3’s and Par 5’s (plus he too accumulated 20 birdies in total). With this result, David climbs up to 111th on the Race to Dubai, very close to the vital 110th position for avoiding a 14th visit back to Tour School.

Tournament StatsResultRank
Stroke Average69.252
Driving Accuracy67.9%17
Driving Distance267 yds68
Greens in Reg73.6%21
Scrambles57.9%38
Sand Saves40.0%58
Putts per GIR1.6602
Putts per Round28.512
1 Putts per Rnd7.754
Tournament StatsResultRank
Par 3 Scoring3.1959
Par 4 Scoring3.752
Par 5 Scoring4.7547
Eagles per Rnd0.0024
Birdies per Rnd5.001
Pars per Rnd10.75-
Bogeys per Rnd2.2526
Others per Rnd0.001
Par 5's in 2136

Steve WEBSTER -11

Steve Webster converted five birdies against a single bogey on his way to a final round 68, for his 2nd runner-up finish of the year. Looking at his Genworth Statistics for the week, the 38 year old English golfer performed exceptionally well from tee to green, ranking 10th for Driving Accuracy, 15th for Driving Distance and 6th for Greens in Regulation. It is amazing that he too produced a similar pattern of scoring as Quesne and Higgins, with fantastic Par 4 scoring but very average Par 3 and Par 5 scoring. Overall, the leading trio were a combined 7 over Par on the Par 3’s (very poor), 29 under Par on the Par 4’s (incredibly good) and 12 under Par on the Par 5’s (quite average). That is an unprecedented series of scoring from a tournament leading trio.

Tournament StatsResultRank
Stroke Average69.252
Driving Accuracy69.6%10
Driving Distance299 yds15
Greens in Reg77.8%6
Scrambles62.5%24
Sand Saves50.0%43
Putts per GIR1.75018
Putts per Round29.324
1 Putts per Rnd6.5029
Tournament StatsResultRank
Par 3 Scoring3.1347
Par 4 Scoring3.834
Par 5 Scoring4.6323
Eagles per Rnd0.0024
Birdies per Rnd4.505
Pars per Rnd11.75-
Bogeys per Rnd1.757
Others per Rnd0.001
Par 5's in 2220

Official Genworth Statistics Leaders

  • Stroke Average: 69.00
    Julien QUESNE.
  • Driving Accuracy: 94.6%
    Simon WAKEFIELD.
  • Driving Distance: 316 yards
    Alvaro QUIROS.
  • Greens in Regulation: 90.3%
    Emiliano GRILLO.
  • Scrambles: 82.6%
    David HORSEY.
  • Sand Saves: 100%
    Chris DOAK, Gonzalo FDEZ-CASTANO, David DRYSDALE, Oscar FLOREN, Peter EROFEJEFF, Gary BOYD, Emiliano GRILLO.
  • Putts per GIR: 1.625
    Scott HEND.
  • Putts per Round: 27.0
    Hennie OTTO.
  • 1 Putts: 36
    Chris DOAK.

Other interesting statistics provided by the Genworth Stats Pack

  • Par 3 Scoring: 2.69
    Robert ALLENBY, Alessandro TADINI.
  • Par 4 Scoring: 3.70
    Julien QUESNE.
  • Par 5 Scoring: 4.25
    Morten Ørum MADSEN.
  • Most Par 5 holes where green is hit in two shots: 5
    Espen KOFSTAD.
  • Most shots holed from off the green: 4
    Robert-Jan DERKSEN.
  • Least number of drop shots during the tournament: 5 bogeys, 1 double bogey
    Marcus FRASER.
  • Most 3 Putts: 6
    Bernd WIESBERGER, Espen KOFSTAD.
  • Most Eagles: 3
    Scott HEND.
  • Most Birdies: 20
    Julien QUESNE, David HIGGINS, Morten Ørum MADSEN, Joakim LAGERGREN.
  • Most Pars: 54
    Richard MCEVOY.
  • Most Bogeys: 18
    Peter EROFEJEFF.
  • Most Others: 3
    Graeme STORM, Matthew NIXON, Johan EDFORS.

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Tournament Leaderboard

Pos Player nameNatHolePar
1QUESNE, JulienFRA18-12
T2HIGGINS, DavidIRL18-11
T2WEBSTER, SteveENG18-11
T4ANDERSSON HED, FredrikSWE18-10
T4GRILLO, EmilianoARG18-10
T4AGUILAR, FelipeCHI18-10

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