Genworth Stats Pack - Round 3 Review

16/02/2013 22:53:45
Darren Fichardt   (Getty Images)
Darren Fichardt (Getty Images)

Another beautiful day for the third round of the Africa Open saw two South Africans take the lead with 18 holes to go. We analyse and compare the performances of the final groups (by Round 4 Tee Times).

Round 4 Tee Time 12:48 (final group)

Darren Fichardt has made more birdies than any other player (20 in total), mostly due to a magnificent putting display. He ranks first for the Genworth Putts per GIR, Putts per Round and 1 Putts per Round statistics. Darren also leads the Par 5 Scoring with a 4.00 average going into tomorrow’s final round.

Jaco Van Zyl is ranking high in most of the Genworth Statistics categories. Although he has not yet converted a birdie on a Par 3 hole, he is performing very well on the longer holes, including leading the Par 4 Scoring with a 3.72 average. The East London course specialist could have his day tomorrow after 4th place finishes in each of the last two years.

Genworth Statistics Darren FICHARDT
-15
Jaco VAN ZYL
-15
  Stat Rank Stat Rank
Stroke Average 67.00 1 67.00 1
Par 3 Scoring 3.00 35 3.11 55
Par 4 Scoring 3.83 3 3.72 1
Par 5 Scoring 4.00 1 4.33 16
Driving Accuracy 75.6% 12 73.3% 16
Driving Distance 303 yds 4 292 yds 20
Greens in Reg 61.1% 52 68.5% 27
Par 5's in 2 3 8 2 29
Scrambles 71.4% 13 70.6% 16
Sand Saves 66.7% 26 60.0% 35
Putts per GIR 1.455 1 1.568 4
Putts per Round 24.3 1 26.3 7
1 Putts per Rnd 11.00 1 9.00 8
Eagles per Rnd 0.33 7 0.33 7
Birdies per Rnd 6.67 1 6.00 2
Pars per Rnd 9.00 - 10.00 -
Bogeys per Rnd 1.67 12 1.67 12
Others per Rnd 0.33 32 0.00 1

Round 4 Tee Time 12:39 (penultimate group)

The same as Jaco Van Zyl, Grégory Bourdy has not yet converted a birdie on a Par 3 hole although he is also scoring well on the Par 4’s. He ranks 12th for Driving Accuracy and 6th for Greens in Regulation, but he may need to hole a few more putts in the final round tomorrow if he is to overtake the front two.

The half way leader suffered a bit of a third round set back with a score of 73. Following a fantastic driving display of 35 fairways in a row, Adilson Da Silva finally missed his first fairway of the week on the 7th hole today, and then went on to miss two more on the 8th and 9th (where he dropped four shots). He still leads the Genworth Driving Accuracy statistic though (with 93.3%) and is in with a great chance of winning the Africa Open tomorrow.

Genworth Statistics Grégory BOURDY
-12
Adilson DA SILVA
-13
  Stat Rank Stat Rank
Stroke Average 68.00 4 67.67 3
Par 3 Scoring 3.11 55 2.56 1
Par 4 Scoring 3.81 2 3.97 19
Par 5 Scoring 4.33 16 4.11 4
Driving Accuracy 75.6% 12 93.3% 1
Driving Distance 295 yds 14 - -
Greens in Reg 75.9% 6 77.8% 4
Par 5's in 2 3 8 1 53
Scrambles 76.9% 4 75.0% 5
Sand Saves 75.0% 19 - -
Putts per GIR 1.805 65 1.619 11
Putts per Round 30.0 61 27.0 13
1 Putts per Rnd 6.67 47 7.67 23
Eagles per Rnd 0.00 27 0.67 1
Birdies per Rnd 5.67 6 4.67 23
Pars per Rnd 10.67 - 11.67 -
Bogeys per Rnd 1.67 12 0.67 1
Others per Rnd 0.00 1 0.33 32

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