Genworth Stats Pack 16.2 - Joburg Open R1 Review

07/02/2013 20:42:03
Richard Sterne   (Getty Images)
Richard Sterne (Getty Images)

An extended field of 210 players are competing for the Joburg Open this week, with the first two days of play being split over the East Course and West Course at Royal Johannesburg & Kensington Golf Club (only the East Course will be used at the weekend). We analyse the performances of the Round 1 leaders Richard Sterne, Maximilian Kieffer and Bryce Easton.

Richard STERNE -8

Richard Sterne has picked up where he left off from last week’s 2nd place in Dubai. At the finish of the first round he leads the Genworth Greens in Regulation statistic (with 17/18 greens) and also leads the Par 5 Scoring with an incredible 3.67 average (made up of one eagle and two birdies). Richard is one of eight players not to have dropped a single shot over the easier West Course.

Tournament Stats Result Rank
Stroke Average 63.00 1
Driving Accuracy 71.4% 33
Driving Distance 305 yds 15
Greens in Reg 94.4% 1
Scrambles 100.0% 1
Sand Saves - -
Putts per GIR 1.529 6
Putts per Round 27.0 11
1 Putts per Rnd 7.00 47
Tournament Stats Result Rank
Par 3 Scoring 2.50 3
Par 4 Scoring 3.82 24
Par 5 Scoring 3.67 1
Eagles per Rnd 1.00 1
Birdies per Rnd 6.00 11
Pars per Rnd 11.00 -
Bogeys per Rnd 0.00 1
Others per Rnd 0.00 1
Par 5's in 2 0 116

Maximilian KIEFFER -8

Maximilian Kieffer has also managed to manoeuvre his way around the easier West Course without dropping a shot for 63. His 8 under Par score helped the West Course players achieve a combined total of 132 under Par compared to the East Course players combined total of 15 under Par. Maximilian matched the 17/18 Greens in Regulation of Richard Sterne and he leads the Par 4 Scoring with a 3.64 average.

Tournament Stats Result Rank
Stroke Average 63.00 1
Driving Accuracy 64.3% 55
Driving Distance 281 yds 76
Greens in Reg 94.4% 1
Scrambles 100.0% 1
Sand Saves - -
Putts per GIR 1.588 13
Putts per Round 28.0 30
1 Putts per Rnd 8.00 28
Tournament Stats Result Rank
Par 3 Scoring 2.75 15
Par 4 Scoring 3.64 1
Par 5 Scoring 4.00 6
Eagles per Rnd 0.00 28
Birdies per Rnd 8.00 2
Pars per Rnd 10.00 -
Bogeys per Rnd 0.00 1
Others per Rnd 0.00 1
Par 5's in 2 1 29

Bryce EASTON -7

Considering Bryce Easton played the tougher of the two courses, he is perhaps the relative leader at the finish of the first day. He is one of four players to have completed the East Course without dropping a shot, scoring a 65, and he ranks 1st for the Genworth Scrambles statistic (5/5) and 2nd for Putts per Round. But the highlight of Bryce’s day was a hole-in-one at the 12th hole which helped him produce a Par 3 Scoring Average of 2.50 (ranking 3rd).

Tournament Stats Result Rank
Stroke Average 65.00 3
Driving Accuracy 64.3% 55
Driving Distance - -
Greens in Reg 72.2% 62
Scrambles 100.0% 1
Sand Saves - -
Putts per GIR 1.615 18
Putts per Round 25.0 2
1 Putts per Rnd 7.00 47
Tournament Stats Result Rank
Par 3 Scoring 2.50 3
Par 4 Scoring 3.80 17
Par 5 Scoring 4.25 39
Eagles per Rnd 1.00 1
Birdies per Rnd 5.00 26
Pars per Rnd 12.00 -
Bogeys per Rnd 0.00 1
Others per Rnd 0.00 1
Par 5's in 2 1 29

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