Saturday, 09 November 2013
Victor Dubuisson   (Getty Images)
Victor Dubuisson (Getty Images)

Round 3 of the Turkish Airlines Open presented by the Ministry of Tourism and Culture produced 56 sub-par rounds and a field average score of 69.82. Victor Dubuisson leads by five on -21 with Ian Poulter following as his closest challenger on -16. We analyse their performances and round up the Genworth Statistics leaders.

Victor DUBUISSON -21

Victor Dubuisson fired nine birdies over The Montgomerie Maxx Royal on his way to a bogey free third round 63, to lead by five going into Sunday (surprisingly 63 was not the best score of the day, which went to Jacquelin with a 62). Looking at his Genworth Statistics for the week, the 23 year old French talent ranks down in 45th for Driving Accuracy (with 22/39 fairways), but because the rough is less penal this week, he is still drawing decent enough lies for his approach shots – and taking full advantage of them by ranking 1st for Greens in Regulation (with 48/54 greens), as well as ranking 2nd for Par 5’s in 2. We should also highlight that Victor has accumulated 24 birdies in total (4 more than any other player) and that he is scoring heaviest on the Par 5 holes. A big Sunday beckons as the up and coming French star attempts to win his first European Tour title.

Tournament Stats Result Rank
Stroke Average 65.00 1
Driving Accuracy 56.4% 45
Driving Distance 298 yds 18
Greens in Reg 88.9% 1
Scrambles 83.3% 2
Sand Saves 0.0% 39
Putts per GIR 1.688 15
Putts per Round 29.3 20
1 Putts per Rnd 7.33 17
Tournament Stats Result Rank
Par 3 Scoring 2.80 5
Par 4 Scoring 3.79 7
Par 5 Scoring 4.13 1
Eagles per Rnd 0.00 18
Birdies per Rnd 8.00 1
Pars per Rnd 9.00 -
Bogeys per Rnd 1.00 2
Others per Rnd 0.00 1
Par 5's in 2 6 2

Ian POULTER -16

Ian Poulter converted five birdies against a single bogey on his way to a third round 68, sitting five behind Dubuisson with 18 holes to play. Looking at his Genworth Statistics for the week, the 37 year old English golfer is producing similar patterns to the leader, by ranking way down for Driving Accuracy but right up there for Greens in Regulation, plus he is also scoring incredibly well on the Par 5’s (the top two also rank 1st and 2nd for Par 5 Scoring). Out of his ten missed greens, the twelve-time European Tour winner has up and downed for Par nine times, which has enabled him to drop the fewest shots out of all the players so far (just 2 bogeys). If things don’t quite go to plan for Dubuisson, rest assured Poulter and a host of other world stars will be waiting to pounce.

Tournament Stats Result Rank
Stroke Average 66.67 2
Driving Accuracy 43.6% 71
Driving Distance 294 yds 30
Greens in Reg 81.5% 15
Scrambles 90.0% 1
Sand Saves 50.0% 20
Putts per GIR 1.750 34
Putts per Round 28.7 13
1 Putts per Rnd 6.33 31
Tournament Stats Result Rank
Par 3 Scoring 2.73 2
Par 4 Scoring 3.96 35
Par 5 Scoring 4.27 2
Eagles per Rnd 0.00 18
Birdies per Rnd 6.00 7
Pars per Rnd 11.33 -
Bogeys per Rnd 0.67 1
Others per Rnd 0.00 1
Par 5's in 2 4 13

Official Genworth Statistics Leaders

  • Stroke Average: 65.00
    Victor DUBUISSON.
  • Driving Accuracy: 82.1%
    Miguel Angel JIMÉNEZ.
  • Driving Distance: 318 yards
    Nicolas COLSAERTS.
  • Greens in Regulation: 88.9%
    Victor DUBUISSON, Chris WOOD, Felipe AGUILAR.
  • Scrambles: 90.0%
    Ian POULTER.
  • Sand Saves: 100%
    13 players.
  • Putts per GIR: 1.558
    Jamie DONALDSON.
  • Putts per Round: 26.3
    Eddie PEPPERELL.
  • 1 Putts: 29
    David LYNN.

Other interesting statistics provided by the Genworth Stats Pack

  • Par 3 Scoring: 2.67
    Thongchai JAIDEE.
  • Par 4 Scoring: 3.71
    Justin ROSE, Julien QUESNE, Justin WALTERS.
  • Par 5 Scoring: 4.13
    Victor DUBUISSON.
  • Most Par 5 holes where green is hit in two shots: 7
    Henrik STENSON.
  • Most shots holed from off the green: 2
    Ian POULTER, Craig LEE.
  • Least number of drop shots during the tournament: 2 bogeys
    Ian POULTER.
  • Most 3 Putts: 7
    Nicolas COLSAERTS, David DRYSDALE.
  • Most Eagles: 1
    17 players.
  • Most Birdies: 24
    Victor DUBUISSON.
  • Most Pars: 40
    David HOWELL.
  • Most Bogeys: 15
    Hamza SAYIN.
  • Most Others: 8
    Ali ALTUNTAS (AM).

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Tournament Leaderboard

Pos Player nameNatHolePar
1DUBUISSON, VictorFRA18-24
2DONALDSON, JamieWAL18-22
T3ROSE, JustinENG18-20
T3WOODS, TigerUSA18-20
T5POULTER, IanENG18-19
T5JACQUELIN, RaphaëlFRA18-19

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