Saturday, 07 December 2013
Stuart Manley   (Getty Images)
Stuart Manley (Getty Images)

Round 3 of the Hong Kong Open produced 39 sub-par rounds and a field average score of 69.48. Stuart Manley leads on -10 with Ormsby, Kapur and Jiménez following behind. We analyse their performances and round up the Genworth Statistics leaders.

Stuart MANLEY -10

Stuart Manley converted six birdies against two bogeys on his way to a third round 66, to lead by one going into Sunday. Looking at his Genworth Statistics, the 34 year old Welsh golfer continues to perform very well from tee to green, ranking 19th for Driving Accuracy and 4th for Greens in Regulation combined with 6th for Putts per GIR (the combination of which suggests accurate approach play), plus he has accumulated the most birdies out of all the players (19 in total). After regaining his European Tour card through the recent Qualifying School, tomorrow will no doubt be a huge day for Stuart, who will be attempting to win for the first time on the European Tour (from a total of 124 starts to date, he has achieved 2 top tens including a best of 9th back in 2010).

Tournament StatsResultRank
Stroke Average66.671
Driving Accuracy69.0%19
Driving Distance281 yds66
Greens in Reg83.3%4
Sand Saves33.3%54
Putts per GIR1.6446
Putts per Round29.319
1 Putts per Rnd7.6710
Tournament StatsResultRank
Par 3 Scoring2.674
Par 4 Scoring3.9414
Par 5 Scoring4.335
Eagles per Rnd0.0012
Birdies per Rnd6.331
Pars per Rnd8.67-
Bogeys per Rnd3.0053
Others per Rnd0.001
Par 5's in 2055

Wade ORMSBY -9

Wade Ormsby converted seven birdies against three bogeys on his way to a third round 66. Looking at his Genworth Statistics, the 33 year old Australian golfer is producing some great all round golf, driving the ball straight, hitting plenty of Greens in Regulation, chipping well and recording excellent numbers with the putter. The same as the leader, tomorrow Wade will be attempting to win for the first time on the European Tour (from a total of 175 starts to date, he has achieved 3 top tens including a best of 2nd back in 2007).

Tournament StatsResultRank
Stroke Average67.002
Driving Accuracy76.2%5
Driving Distance285 yds54
Greens in Reg74.1%21
Sand Saves66.7%30
Putts per GIR1.6507
Putts per Round27.74
1 Putts per Rnd8.334
Tournament StatsResultRank
Par 3 Scoring2.8312
Par 4 Scoring3.892
Par 5 Scoring4.5022
Eagles per Rnd0.0012
Birdies per Rnd4.676
Pars per Rnd11.67-
Bogeys per Rnd1.679
Others per Rnd0.001
Par 5's in 2055

Shiv KAPUR -9

Shiv Kapur converted four birdies on his way to a bogey free third round 66. Looking at his Genworth Statistics, the 31 year old Indian golfer has been very strong in most departments, including ranking 2nd for Driving Accuracy (with 35/42 fairways), 12th for Greens in Regulation (with 42/54 greens), 8th for Scrambles (with 8/12 up and downs for par) and 9th for Putts per Round (with 85 putts in total) - plus he leads the Par 4 Scoring with a 3.86 average, which is one of the keys to scoring well over the Hong Kong GC course. Shiv will also be vying for a maiden European Tour victory tomorrow (from a total of 205 starts to date, he has achieved 7 top tens including a best of 2nd on two occasions).

Tournament StatsResultRank
Stroke Average67.002
Driving Accuracy83.3%2
Driving Distance295 yds35
Greens in Reg77.8%12
Sand Saves66.7%30
Putts per GIR1.6435
Putts per Round28.39
1 Putts per Rnd8.006
Tournament StatsResultRank
Par 3 Scoring2.9225
Par 4 Scoring3.861
Par 5 Scoring4.5022
Eagles per Rnd0.0012
Birdies per Rnd5.334
Pars per Rnd11.00-
Bogeys per Rnd1.001
Others per Rnd0.6761
Par 5's in 2055

Miguel Angel JIMÉNEZ -8

Defending Champion Miguel Angel Jiménez converted seven birdies against one double bogey on his way to a third round 65 (the joint low round of the day) to climb into contention for a potential fourth Hong Kong Open title. Looking at his Genworth Statistics, the 49 year old Spanish maestro is moving along steadily, ranking 6th for Greens in Regulation, 2nd for Par 4 Scoring and 1st for Par 5 Scoring. The final round should prove very interesting, with the three leading players having accumulated just 12 career top tens on the European Tour between them in comparison to Miguel Angel’s incredible record of 19 victories, 18 runner-ups, 13 third place finishes and a total of 98 top tens (achieved from 617 starts).

Tournament StatsResultRank
Stroke Average67.334
Driving Accuracy61.9%40
Driving Distance289 yds45
Greens in Reg79.6%6
Sand Saves100.0%1
Putts per GIR1.72117
Putts per Round30.033
1 Putts per Rnd7.0019
Tournament StatsResultRank
Par 3 Scoring3.1769
Par 4 Scoring3.892
Par 5 Scoring4.001
Eagles per Rnd0.0012
Birdies per Rnd5.672
Pars per Rnd9.67-
Bogeys per Rnd2.3328
Others per Rnd0.3338
Par 5's in 226

Official Genworth Statistics Leaders

  • Stroke Average: 66.67
    Stuart MANLEY.
  • Driving Accuracy: 85.7%
    Edoardo MOLINARI.
  • Driving Distance: 323 yards
    Scott HENRY.
  • Greens in Regulation: 88.9%
    Alex CEJKA.
  • Scrambles: 84.6%
    Jyoti RANDHAWA.
  • Sand Saves: 100%
    10 players.
  • Putts per GIR: 1.559
    Javi COLOMO.
  • Putts per Round: 26.7
    Chinnarat PHADUNGSIL, Unho PARK.
  • 1 Putts: 29
    Chinnarat PHADUNGSIL, Unho PARK.

Other interesting statistics provided by the Genworth Stats Pack

  • Par 3 Scoring: 2.50
    Nacho ELVIRA.
  • Par 4 Scoring: 3.86
    Shiv KAPUR.
  • Par 5 Scoring: 4.00
    Miguel Angel JIMÉNEZ, Unho PARK.
  • Most Par 5 holes where green is hit in two shots: 4
    Scott HENRY.
  • Most shots holed from off the green: 2
    John HAHN.
  • Least number of drop shots during the tournament: 3 bogeys
    Jyoti RANDHAWA.
  • Most 3 Putts: 4
    Gary STAL, Wen-tang LIN.
  • Most Eagles: 1
    11 players.
  • Most Birdies: 19
    Stuart MANLEY.
  • Most Pars: 43
    Jyoti RANDHAWA.
  • Most Bogeys: 14
    Gary STAL.
  • Most Others: 4
    Daniel BROOKS.

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Tournament Leaderboard

Pos Player nameNatHolePar
1JIMÉNEZ, Miguel AngelESP18 -12
T2MANLEY, StuartWAL18 -12
4DERKSEN, Robert-JanNED18 -11
T5COLOMO, JavierESP18 -8
T5QUE, AngeloPHI18 -8

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