Saturday, 05 July 2014
An eagle always brings a smile to the face  (Getty Images)
An eagle always brings a smile to the face (Getty Images)

Following a superb Moving Day at the Alstom Open de France, take a statistical look back at the best of the action...


4 - Shot lead Kevin Stadler will take into the final round of the Open de France - 1 more than he led by overnight - despite a 1 over par 72 on Saturday

14 - Birdies, 3 bogeys and 1 double bogey the big American has had over a stellar first three days in Versailles

6 - The amount of times the Open de France has been won in wire-to-wire fashion - Stadler could make it seven tomorrow

3 - Previous American winners of the historic tournament (Walter Hagen - 1920; Byron Nelson - 1955; Barry Jaekel - 1972)

9 - Different nationalities in the top ten (1 American, 1 Thai, 1 Frenchman, 1 German, 2 Englishmen, 1 Austrian, 2 Northern Irishmen, 1 Swede, 1 Irishman)

8 - The biggest final round comeback by a winner in Open de France history (Jose Rivero - 1987, Paul Broadhurst 1995)

10 - The number of players within that mark with 18 holes to play of the 2014 edition

10 - Also the number of players to shoot under par a hugely challenging day at Le Golf National

0 - Bogey free rounds on Saturday, meaning still only 2 all week (Stadler - Rd 1, Victor Dubuisson Rd 2)

11 - Players left under par following the ensuing carnage

3 - Frenchmen inside the top 12 with 18 holes to come (Victor Riu, Alex Levy, Julien Quesne)

9 - The amount of shots separating first and 12th place

4 – Scores of 3 in a row for Graeme McDowell from the fifth to the eighth

3 – Birdies in three rounds at the par three eighth for Marcel Siem

15 – Combined amount of shots for Siem and Mark Foster at the ninth hole

1 – Bogey for Victor Riu on the front 9 at Le Golf National over these first 3 days

14 – Martin Kaymer’s favourite hole – the German has birdied the par 5 in all 3 rounds

46 - Number of places early starter Julien Quesne moved up the leaderboard thanks to a best-of-the-day 68

187 - Yardage of Matteo Manassero's eagle at the par 4 18th (7 iron)

1 - The Italian's was the only eagle of the day

30 - Wind gusts in miles per hour during Saturday afternoon

500,000 - Euros on offer for the winner tomorrow

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Tournament Leaderboard

Pos Player nameNatHolePar
1MCDOWELL, GraemeNIR18-5
T2JAIDEE, ThongchaiTHA18-4
4KARLSSON, RobertSWE18-3
T5BALDWIN, MatthewENG18-2

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