Saturday, 23 November 2013
Glendower  (Getty Images)
Glendower (Getty Images)

Round 3 of the South African Open Championship hosted by the City of Ekurhuleni produced 46 sub-par rounds and a field average score of 70.62. Charl Schwartzel leads on -15 with Crespi, Madsen and Otto following behind. We analyse their performances and round up the Genworth Statistics leaders.

Charl SCHWARTZEL -15

Charl Schwartzel converted five birdies against two bogeys on his way to a third round 69, for a one shot lead going into Sunday. Looking at his Genworth Statistics, the 29 year old South African has continued to drive the ball long and straight off the tee, ranking 6th for Driving Accuracy and 4th for Driving Distance, plus he ranks 1st for Par 3 Scoring (with a 2.67 average) and 1st for Scrambles (with 11/14 up and downs for Par). The 8 time European Tour winner will attempt to win his national title for the first time on Sunday.

Tournament StatsResultRank
Stroke Average67.001
Driving Accuracy61.9%6
Driving Distance318 yds4
Greens in Reg74.1%27
Scrambles78.6%1
Sand Saves--
Putts per GIR1.6759
Putts per Round27.79
1 Putts per Rnd8.336
Tournament StatsResultRank
Par 3 Scoring2.671
Par 4 Scoring3.908
Par 5 Scoring4.3312
Eagles per Rnd0.337
Birdies per Rnd6.004
Pars per Rnd10.00-
Bogeys per Rnd1.679
Others per Rnd0.001
Par 5's in 2413

Marco CRESPI -14

Marco Crespi converted four birdies against two bogeys on his way to a third round 70. Looking at his Genworth Statistics, the 35 year old Italian golfer is performing well in most areas of the game, including ranking 1st for Driving Accuracy, 4th for Scrambles and 3rd for Par 3 Scoring. We should also highlight that Marco has dropped the fewest shots out of all the players so far (just four bogeys alongside Peter Karmis). After finishing 3rd at the European Tour Qualifying School last week, tomorrow could be a big day.

Tournament StatsResultRank
Stroke Average67.332
Driving Accuracy73.8%1
Driving Distance286 yds32
Greens in Reg75.9%21
Scrambles76.9%4
Sand Saves--
Putts per GIR1.68312
Putts per Round28.011
1 Putts per Rnd7.6710
Tournament StatsResultRank
Par 3 Scoring2.753
Par 4 Scoring3.908
Par 5 Scoring4.3312
Eagles per Rnd0.337
Birdies per Rnd5.3310
Pars per Rnd11.00-
Bogeys per Rnd1.334
Others per Rnd0.001
Par 5's in 2413

Morten Ørum MADSEN -14

Morten Ørum Madsen converted five birdies against two bogeys on his way to a third round 69. Looking at his Genworth Statistics, the 25 year old Danish golfer has averaged 305 yards off the tee and hit 42/54 Greens in Regulation, plus he has hit five of the Par 5 greens in sub-regulation two shots as well - all helping towards a total of 19 birdies over the first three days and a 4.17 average on the Par 5's.

Tournament StatsResultRank
Stroke Average67.332
Driving Accuracy47.6%30
Driving Distance305 yds16
Greens in Reg77.8%12
Scrambles58.3%27
Sand Saves--
Putts per GIR1.69014
Putts per Round29.323
1 Putts per Rnd7.3314
Tournament StatsResultRank
Par 3 Scoring3.0029
Par 4 Scoring3.875
Par 5 Scoring4.172
Eagles per Rnd0.337
Birdies per Rnd6.332
Pars per Rnd9.00-
Bogeys per Rnd2.3334
Others per Rnd0.001
Par 5's in 255

Hennie OTTO -13

Even with a triple bogey on the card, Hennie Otto converted one eagle, nine birdies and a back-nine of 29 on his way to an incredible third round 65 (the low round of the day). Looking at his Genworth Statistics, the 37 year old South African is performing very well from tee to green, ranking 3rd for Driving Accuracy and 4th for Greens in Regulation, plus he has hit six of the Par 5 greens in sub-regulation two shots as well. After his Saturday birdie fest, the former South African Open champion has also accumulated more birdies than any other player so far (20 in total).

Tournament StatsResultRank
Stroke Average67.674
Driving Accuracy66.7%3
Driving Distance301 yds19
Greens in Reg83.3%4
Scrambles55.6%33
Sand Saves--
Putts per GIR1.71119
Putts per Round29.323
1 Putts per Rnd7.0023
Tournament StatsResultRank
Par 3 Scoring2.838
Par 4 Scoring3.875
Par 5 Scoring4.4218
Eagles per Rnd0.337
Birdies per Rnd6.671
Pars per Rnd9.00-
Bogeys per Rnd1.334
Others per Rnd0.6752
Par 5's in 261

Official Genworth Statistics Leaders

  • Stroke Average: 67.00
    Charl SCHWARTZEL.
  • Driving Accuracy: 73.8%
    Marco CRESPI, Edoardo MOLINARI.
  • Driving Distance: 330 yards
    Lucas BJERREGAARD.
  • Greens in Regulation: 85.2%
    Thomas AIKEN, Tom LEWIS, Retief GOOSEN.
  • Scrambles: 78.6%
    Charl SCHWARTZEL.
  • Sand Saves: -
     
  • Putts per GIR: 1.563
    Peter WHITEFORD.
  • Putts per Round: 26.3
    Peter WHITEFORD.
  • 1 Putts: 28
    Peter WHITEFORD.

Other interesting statistics provided by the Genworth Stats Pack

  • Par 3 Scoring: 2.67
    Charl SCHWARTZEL, Adam GEE.
  • Par 4 Scoring: 3.73
    Thomas AIKEN.
  • Par 5 Scoring: 4.00
    Garth MULROY.
  • Most Par 5 holes where green is hit in two shots: 6
    Hennie OTTO, Magnus CARLSSON, Lucas BJERREGAARD, Chris DOAK.
  • Most shots holed from off the green: 3
    Merrick BREMNER.
  • Least number of drop shots during the tournament: 4 bogeys
    Peter KARMIS, Marco CRESPI.
  • Most 3 Putts: 7
    Lucas BJERREGAARD.
  • Most Eagles: 2
    Peter WHITEFORD, Andrea PAVAN, Andy SULLIVAN, Tom LEWIS, Thomas LEVET, Sihwan KIM.
  • Most Birdies: 20
    Hennie OTTO.
  • Most Pars: 40
    Steve SURRY.
  • Most Bogeys: 13
    Charl COETZEE, Bennie VAN DER MERWE.
  • Most Others: 3
    Lucas BJERREGAARD, David DRYSDALE, Garth MULROY.

About the Genworth Stats Pack - Your feedback is important

Genworth and the European Tour present the Genworth Stats Pack, comprising of 5 reports per event (pre-event, after rounds 1, 2 and 3, and post-event). The reports will provide unique, interesting and useful information derived from expert analysis of the Genworth Statistics and several other sources, for example course information. The European Tour and Genworth truly hope this new tool will become essential in helping enhance the usability and understanding of the Genworth Statistics.

Please contact us with feedback for the Genworth Stats Pack.

Get Adobe Flash player

Tournament Leaderboard

Pos Player nameNatHolePar
1MADSEN, Morten ØrumDEN18-19
T2KRUGER, JbeRSA18-17
T2OTTO, HennieRSA18-17
T4CRESPI, MarcoITA18-16
T4SCHWARTZEL, CharlRSA18-16
6CAÑIZARES, AlejandroESP18-15

European Tour Partners

  • BMW
  • Emirates
  • UPS
  • Rolex
  • Rolex

European Tour Sponsors

  • Club Car

    Media Centre

    Official Partner

    Official Suppliers

    This website is © The PGA European Tour 1997 - 2014. PGA European Tour, Wentworth Drive, Virginia Water, Surrey, GU25 4LX. Registered in England No. 1867610.
    All rights reserved. No reproduction, distribution or transmission of any information, part or parts of this website by any means whatsoever is permitted without the prior written permission of the PGA European Tour.