Wednesday, 22 January 2014
A general view of the 18th hole at Doha GC  (Getty Images)
A general view of the 18th hole at Doha GC (Getty Images)

After a day of low scoring at Doha GC, broke down the opening 18 holes of action into bite sized statistical chunks for all of you to digest at your leisure.

64 – low round of the day, shot George Coetzee

21 – putts for the South African, including a three putt

0 – dropped shots for Coetzee, with six birdies and an eagle

2 – the number of strokes Webster needed to play the par five 10th hole, his first of the day

254 – the distance Webster was from the hole when he made his albatross

5 – wood, the club used by the Englishman

30 – minute fog delay ahead of the first round

5 – South Africans on the top ten after round one – namely Coetzee (-8), Dawie Van Der Walt (-7), Thomas Aiken, Ernie Els and Branden Grace (-5)

6 – eagles made by players in the top ten

3 – players still to finish their opening round after darkness halted play – Stuart Manley (WAL), Gary Stal (FRA) and Romain Wattel (FRA)

427 – birdies carded by the 126 man field

3.2 – the scoring average on the hardest hole, the par three third

3.5 – stroke average on the short par four 16th, today’s easiest

70 – players under par

7,400 – the number of yards that Doha GC measures from the tips

316 – the yardage of round one’s longest drive, by America’s Peter Uihlein

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Tournament Leaderboard

Pos Player nameNatHolePar
1GARCIA, SergioESP18-16
2ILONEN, MikkoFIN18-16
T3OLESEN, ThorbjørnDEN18-15
T5CAÑIZARES, AlejandroESP18-14
T5COETZEE, GeorgeRSA18-14

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