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Thursday, 17 October 2013
James Nitties  (Getty Images)
James Nitties (Getty Images)

Round 1 of the ISPS HANDA Perth International produced 29 sub-par rounds and a field average score of 73.97. Hedblom, Jeong, Nitties and Rice lead on -4. We analyse their performances and round up the early Genworth Statistics leaders.

Peter HEDBLOM -4

Peter Hedblom converted six birdies against two bogeys on his way to an opening 68. Looking at his Genworth Statistics, the 43 year old Swedish golfer actually produced some pretty average numbers off the tee but he was still able to hit plenty of Greens in Regulation, and his touch on and around the perfect Lake Karrinyup putting surfaces was sublime.

Tournament StatsResultRank
Stroke Average68.001
Driving Accuracy57.1%82
Driving Distance270 yds89
Greens in Reg72.2%22
Scrambles80.0%9
Sand Saves66.7%30
Putts per GIR1.6159
Putts per Round27.05
1 Putts per Rnd10.002
Tournament StatsResultRank
Par 3 Scoring2.501
Par 4 Scoring4.1040
Par 5 Scoring4.252
Eagles per Rnd0.006
Birdies per Rnd6.003
Pars per Rnd10.00-
Bogeys per Rnd2.0017
Others per Rnd0.001
Par 5's in 2029

Jin JEONG -4

Jin Jeong converted one eagle and five birdies against three bogeys on his way to an opening 68. Looking at his Genworth Statistics, the 23 year old Korean golfer ranked 8th for Greens in Regulation and 5th for Putts per GIR, but the most interesting observation was the difference in his scoring across the different hole types, ranking 1st for Par 4 Scoring and quite average for Par 3 and Par 5 Scoring.

Tournament StatsResultRank
Stroke Average68.001
Driving Accuracy71.4%32
Driving Distance262 yds111
Greens in Reg77.8%8
Scrambles25.0%116
Sand Saves66.7%30
Putts per GIR1.5715
Putts per Round29.019
1 Putts per Rnd5.0078
Tournament StatsResultRank
Par 3 Scoring3.2573
Par 4 Scoring3.501
Par 5 Scoring5.0073
Eagles per Rnd1.001
Birdies per Rnd5.008
Pars per Rnd9.00-
Bogeys per Rnd3.0042
Others per Rnd0.001
Par 5's in 212

James NITTIES -4

James Nitties converted seven birdies against three bogeys on his way to an opening 68. Looking at his Genworth Statistics, the 25 year old Australian golfer performed well across the board, both with the longer clubs and the short stick (converting ten single putts). It all led to good scoring across the different hole types with James accumulating the most birdies alongside Nick O’Hern (seven in total).

Tournament StatsResultRank
Stroke Average68.001
Driving Accuracy71.4%32
Driving Distance278 yds58
Greens in Reg77.8%8
Scrambles50.0%55
Sand Saves--
Putts per GIR1.5715
Putts per Round27.05
1 Putts per Rnd10.002
Tournament StatsResultRank
Par 3 Scoring2.755
Par 4 Scoring3.909
Par 5 Scoring4.507
Eagles per Rnd0.006
Birdies per Rnd7.001
Pars per Rnd8.00-
Bogeys per Rnd3.0042
Others per Rnd0.001
Par 5's in 2029

Clint RICE -4

Clint Rice converted four birdies on his way to a bogey free opening round of 68. Looking at his Genworth Statistics, the 25 year old Australian golfer performed extremely well from tee to green, ranking 6th for Driving Accuracy and 1st for Greens in Regulation (plus he hit two of the Par 5 greens in sub-regulation two shots).

Tournament StatsResultRank
Stroke Average68.001
Driving Accuracy85.7%6
Driving Distance289 yds32
Greens in Reg88.9%1
Scrambles100.0%1
Sand Saves100.0%1
Putts per GIR1.87576
Putts per Round32.092
1 Putts per Rnd4.00103
Tournament StatsResultRank
Par 3 Scoring3.0023
Par 4 Scoring3.909
Par 5 Scoring4.252
Eagles per Rnd0.006
Birdies per Rnd4.0015
Pars per Rnd14.00-
Bogeys per Rnd0.001
Others per Rnd0.001
Par 5's in 221

Official Genworth Statistics Leaders

  • Stroke Average: 68.00
    Peter HEDBLOM, Jin JEONG, James NITTIES, Clint RICE.
  • Driving Accuracy: 100%
    Marcus CAIN.
  • Driving Distance: 340 yards
    Gareth PADDISON.
  • Greens in Regulation: 88.9%
    Espen KOFSTAD, Clint RICE, Brody NINYETTE.
  • Scrambles: 100%
    Clint RICE, Rohan BLIZARD, Soren HANSEN, Brett RUMFORD, Sam LITTLE.
  • Sand Saves: 100%
    19 players.
  • Putts per GIR: 1.333
    Peter EROFEJEFF.
  • Putts per Round: 25.0
    Brad LAMB.
  • 1 Putts: 11
    Brad LAMB.

Other interesting statistics provided by the Genworth Stats Pack

  • Par 3 Scoring: 2.50
    Brad LAMB, Robert COLES, Björn ÅKESSON, Peter HEDBLOM.
  • Par 4 Scoring: 3.50
    Jin JEONG.
  • Par 5 Scoring: 4.00
    Chris PAISLEY.
  • Most Par 5 holes where green is hit in two shots: 2
    Clint RICE.
  • Most shots holed from off the green: 1
    15 players.
  • Least number of drop shots during the tournament: No dropped shots
    Clint RICE, Sam LITTLE, Brett RUMFORD.
  • Most 3 Putts: 4
    Scott LAYCOCK, Lasse JENSEN.
  • Most Eagles: 1
    Jin JEONG, Andre STOLZ, Chris PAISLEY, Peter WILSON, David HIGGINS.
  • Most Birdies: 7
    James NITTIES, Nick O'HERN.
  • Most Pars: 17
    Brett RUMFORD, Peter LONARD.
  • Most Bogeys: 10
    Andrew TSCHUDIN.
  • Most Others: 3
    Matthew GILES, Kalem RICHARDSON, Michael MOORE.

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Tournament Leaderboard

Pos Player nameNatHolePar
1JEONG, JinKOR18-10
2FISHER, RossENG18-10
T3PAPADATOS, DimitriosAUS18-8
T3WILLETT, DannyENG18-8
T3NINYETTE, BrodyAUS18-8
6RUMFORD, BrettAUS18-7
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