Saturday, 30 November 2013
Baboons play around one of the Leopard statues that sit on each tee box at the country club  (EuropeanTour)
Baboons play around one of the Leopard statues that sit on each tee box at the country club (EuropeanTour)

Round 3 of the Alfred Dunill Championship produced 23 sub-par rounds and a field average score of 72.87. Charl Schwartzel leads on -13 with Finch and Riu following behind. We analyse their performances and round up the Genworth Statistics leaders.


Charl Schwartzel converted five birdies during a clinical bogey free third round of 67, to lead by two shots as we move into Sunday. Looking at his Genworth Statistics, the 29 year old South African ranks very strong across the board, including 6th for Driving Distance, 5th for Greens in Regulation and 4th for Putts per Round. The Leopard Creek course specialist has moved through days two and three without dropping a single shot and is in the perfect position to defend his title and win a third Alfred Dunhill Championship.

Tournament StatsResultRank
Stroke Average67.671
Driving Accuracy66.7%17
Driving Distance306 yds6
Greens in Reg79.6%5
Sand Saves--
Putts per GIR1.6514
Putts per Round27.74
1 Putts per Rnd8.337
Tournament StatsResultRank
Par 3 Scoring2.751
Par 4 Scoring3.878
Par 5 Scoring4.503
Eagles per Rnd0.0018
Birdies per Rnd5.332
Pars per Rnd12.00-
Bogeys per Rnd0.332
Others per Rnd0.3316
Par 5's in 2 %8.3%28

Richard FINCH -11

Richard Finch also converted five birdies during a bogey free third round 67, to climb up into second position behind Schwartzel with 18 holes to play. Looking at his Genworth Statistics, the 36 year old English golfer is producing some excellent figures on and around the greens, ranking 1st for Scrambles and 1st for Putts per Round - all leading to the most birdies over the first three days (17 in total). Tomorrow will be a big day for the two-time European Tour winner who unfortunately lost his full playing rights at the end of last season.

Tournament StatsResultRank
Stroke Average68.332
Driving Accuracy71.4%6
Driving Distance289 yds24
Greens in Reg66.7%44
Sand Saves--
Putts per GIR1.6253
Putts per Round26.51
1 Putts per Rnd--
Tournament StatsResultRank
Par 3 Scoring2.751
Par 4 Scoring3.833
Par 5 Scoring4.7530
Eagles per Rnd0.0018
Birdies per Rnd5.671
Pars per Rnd10.67-
Bogeys per Rnd1.336
Others per Rnd0.3316
Par 5's in 2 %25.0%5

Victor RIU -10

Victor Riu converted six birdies against a single bogey to make it a trio of 67’s for the leading players in round three. Looking at his Genworth Statistics, the 28 year old French golfer ranks 1st for Driving Accuracy (with 33/42 fairways) and 5th for Greens in Regulation (with 43/54 greens), plus he leads the Par 4 Scoring with a 3.77 average. A big finish here will help the 2013 Challenge Tour graduate (who is yet to achieve a top three finish on the European Tour) to get his 2014 season off to a flying start.

Tournament StatsResultRank
Stroke Average68.673
Driving Accuracy78.6%1
Driving Distance297 yds12
Greens in Reg79.6%5
Sand Saves--
Putts per GIR1.76731
Putts per Round29.720
1 Putts per Rnd6.6725
Tournament StatsResultRank
Par 3 Scoring3.0824
Par 4 Scoring3.771
Par 5 Scoring4.6719
Eagles per Rnd0.0018
Birdies per Rnd4.678
Pars per Rnd12.33-
Bogeys per Rnd0.673
Others per Rnd0.3316
Par 5's in 2 %25.0%5

Official Genworth Statistics Leaders

  • Stroke Average: 67.67
  • Driving Accuracy: 78.6%
    Victor RIU, Ryan CAIRNS.
  • Driving Distance: 314 yards
    Alexander LEVY.
  • Greens in Regulation: 87.0%
    Magnus CARLSSON, Michael HOLLICK.
  • Scrambles: 83.3%
    Richard FINCH.
  • Sand Saves: -
  • Putts per GIR: 1.528
    Chris DOAK.
  • Putts per Round: 26.5
    Richard FINCH.
  • 1 Putts: 27
    Niclas FASTH, Alejandro CANIZARES.

Other interesting statistics provided by the Genworth Stats Pack

  • Par 3 Scoring: 2.75
    Charl SCHWARTZEL, Romain WATTEL, Richard FINCH, Gareth MAYBIN, Carlos DEL MORAL.
  • Par 4 Scoring: 3.77
    Victor RIU.
  • Par 5 Scoring: 4.33
    Danny WILLETT.
  • Most Par 5 holes where green is hit in two shots: 6
  • Most shots holed from off the green: 2
    Ricardo SANTOS, Daniel BROOKS, JJ SENEKAL.
  • Least number of drop shots during the tournament: 1 bogey and 1 double bogey
  • Most 3 Putts: 7
  • Most Eagles: 3
    Chris DOAK.
  • Most Birdies: 17
    Richard FINCH.
  • Most Pars: 42
    Allan VERSFELD.
  • Most Bogeys: 14
    Johan CARLSSON.
  • Most Others: 6
    Mark WILLIAMS, Chris DOAK.

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Pos Player nameNatHolePar
2FINCH, RichardENG18-13
T3DYSON, SimonENG18-10
T3FISHER, RossENG18-10
T3WATTEL, RomainFRA18-10
6HANSEN, SorenDEN18-9

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