Genworth Stats Pack - Round 3 Review

2/2/2013 7:12:00 PM
Stephen Gallacher   (Getty Images)
Stephen Gallacher (Getty Images)

Below we analyse the performances (and list the Genworth Statistics side by side) of the leader Stephen Gallacher and his closest rivals Richard Sterne and Thorbjørn Olesen at the finish of the third round of the Omega Dubai Desert Classic. Further down we also highlight the tournament front runners in each of the Genworth Statistics categories, and show numerous other interesting facts.

Analysis of Stephen Gallacher, Richard Sterne and Thorbjørn Olesen

Stephen Gallacher shot his best ever round on the European Tour (62) to take a 3 shot lead into the final round. With 18 holes to go he heads up the Par 4 Scoring statistic as well as the Genworth Putts per GIR and Putts per Round statistics. Some say you need something special to happen in order to win on the European Tour these days. With 4 shots holed from off the green plus 4 eagles already this week, Stephen certainly ticks that box.

Richard Sterne shot a great third round of 66 but incredibly it has left him 3 shots off the lead with 18 holes to go. Through the day he hit 9 Fairways, 13 Greens in Regulation and Scrambled 4/5 times. But it was Richard’s putting that really excelled. He holed numerous long putts to add another 7 birdies to his tally for the week - now standing at 21 in total (more than any other player).

Thorbjørn Olesen managed to stay within touching distance with a round of 67. Although he ranks down in 56th out of the remaining 71 players for Driving Accuracy, he has still been able to hit 79.6% of the Greens in Regulation (in doing so ranking 3rd for Birdies per Round). He may need a low one to catch the front two tomorrow, but overall it has been a fantastic Middle East Swing for the rising Danish star.

Genworth Statistics Stephen GALLACHER
-21
Richard STERNE
-18
Thorbjørn OLESEN
-16
  Stat Rank Stat Rank Stat Rank
Stroke Average 65.00 1 66.00 2 66.67 3
Par 3 Scoring 2.75 7 2.58 2 2.50 1
Par 4 Scoring 3.60 1 3.87 16 3.83 8
Par 5 Scoring 4.50 22 4.25 3 4.58 30
Driving Accuracy 66.7% 14 66.7% 14 52.4% 56
Driving Distance 298 yds 4 286 yds 30 285 yds 36
Greens in Reg 75.9% 22 77.8% 17 79.6% 7
Par 5s in 2 2 10 4 1 3 4
Scrambles 76.9% 22 75.0% 26 90.9% 5
Sand Saves 60.0% 40 66.7% 29 66.7% 29
Putts per GIR 1.512 1 1.619 7 1.744 45
Putts per Round 24.7 1 27.0 11 28.0 28
1 Putts per Rnd 9.00 4 8.33 17 6.33 56
Eagles per Rnd 1.33 1 0.00 18 0.00 18
Birdies per Rnd 5.67 5 7.00 1 6.00 3
Pars per Rnd 9.67 - 10.00 - 11.33 -
Bogeys per Rnd 1.33 22 1.00 11 0.67 5
Others per Rnd 0.00 1 0.00 1 0.00 1

Official Genworth Statistics Leaders

  • Stroke Average: 65.00
    Stephen GALLACHER.
  • Driving Accuracy: 78.6%
    Felipe AGUILAR, Robert-Jan DERKSEN.
  • Driving Distance: 300 yards
    Justin WALTERS, Ricardo GONZALEZ.
  • Greens in Regulation: 87.0%
    Anthony WALL.
  • Scrambles: 94.4%
    Jbe KRUGER.
  • Sand Saves: 100%
    18 players including Felipe AGUILAR, Simon DYSON and Damien MCGRANE who saved 4/4.
  • Putts per GIR: 1.512
    Stephen GALLACHER.
  • Putts per Round: 24.7
    Stephen GALLACHER.
  • 1 Putts: 29
    Jaco VAN ZYL, Seung-yul NOH, Marcus FRASER.

Other interesting statistics provided by the Genworth Stats Pack

  • Par 3 Scoring: 2.50
    Thorbjørn OLESEN.
  • Par 4 Scoring: 3.60
    Stephen GALLACHER.
  • Par 5 Scoring: 4.17
    Tommy FLEETWOOD, Robert ROCK.
  • Most Par 5 holes where green is hit in two shots: 4
    Richard STERNE, Tommy FLEETWOOD, Marcel SIEM.
  • Most shots holed from off the green: 4
    Stephen GALLACHER.
  • Number of players to drop no shots during the round: 0
    David DRYSDALE and Todd HAMILTON are performing best with just 1 bogey each.
  • Most 3 Putts: 5
    Jaco VAN ZYL.
  • Most Eagles: 4
    Stephen GALLACHER.
  • Most Birdies: 21
    Richard STERNE.
  • Most Pars: 44
    David DRYSDALE, Todd HAMILTON.
  • Most Bogeys: 10
    Thomas LEVET, Oliver FISHER, Damien MCGRANE.
  • Most Others: 3
    Keith HORNE.

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