The Americans dominated the ISPS Handa Perth International with Bo Van Pelt winning and Jason Dufner coming in second. Bo’s tee to green play was second to none. He ranked third on the Genworth Driving Accuracy statistic (with 80.4%) and sixth on the Genworth Greens in Regulation statistic (with 77.8%). He also made eleven birdies and one eagle on the Par 5 holes, in doing so leading the Genworth Par 5 Scoring statistic (with a 4.19 average). Jason could not quite match Bo’s long game dominance in the final round, which left him a couple of shots shy at the end.
Our Genworth Stats Pack tournament preview looked at Paul Casey’s game. Considering that he has won before in Australia, it was no surprise to see the start of his return to form in this event. Even with his round 2 blip on Friday, Paul led the overall Genworth Greens in Regulation statistic (with 80.6%). Look out for Paul over the coming weeks. He may not be at his best just yet but he is easily capable of a few strong finishes to propel him into Dubai.
There were some very interesting developments at the qualifiaction end of the Race to Dubai this week. David Howell was excellent from tee to green, finishing second in the Genworth Driving Accuracy statistic (with 82.1%) and eighth in the Genworth Greens in Regulation statistic (with 76.4%). His finish puts him within striking distance of the last Dubai qualifying spot. Alejandro Cañizares led both the Genworth Putts per Round statistic and Par 4 Scoring statistic for the week in his brilliant third place finish, which shot him up to 55th in the Race to Dubai. And the in form Scott Jamieson achieved fifth in the Genworth Driving Accuracy statistic (with 78.6%) and sixth in the Genworth Driving Distance statistic (with 300.8 yards) on route to his fifth place finish. He now ranks 54th in the Race to Dubai.
Greg Chalmers headed up the Australian contingency. He performed steadily from tee to green and excelled in the Genworth putting statistics, finishing sixth in both Putts per GIR and Putts per Round. Greg’s Genworth Par 5 Scoring statistic also deserves a mention, where eleven birdies accumulated a 4.31 average (placing him third in the category).
The following table shows the leaders in various Genworth Statistics categories at the finish of the tournament.
|Genworth Statistics||Statistics Category Leader After Round 3||Statistics
|Tournament Score To Par||Tournament Position|
|Stroke Average||Bo VAN PELT||68.00||-16||1st|
|Driving Accuracy||Andrew DODT||85.7%||Even||28th|
|Driving Distance||Mark BROWN||304.9 yds||-4||15th|
|Greens In Regulation||Paul CASEY
|Putts Per GIR||Andre STOLZ||1.63||Even||28th|
|Putts Per Round||Alejandro CAÑIZARES||27.3||-11||3rd|
|Par 3 Scoring||Knut BORSHEIM||2.75||-6||11th|
|Par 4 Scoring||Alejandro CAÑIZARES||3.85||-11||3rd|
|Par 5 Scoring||Bo VAN PELT||4.19||-16||1st|
With Bo Van Pelt and Jason Dufner finishing first and second, the USA ended up on top of the “Players by Country Leaderboard”. Countries with a fair number of representatives, such as England and the host nation Australia, tended to finish mid table. This marks the end of our “Players by Country Leaderboard” exercise. Get ready for something different at next week's BMW Masters in Shanghai, courtesy of the Genworth Stats Pack.
|Country||Number of Players in Team||Combined Total Score||Combined Average Score|
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