Genworth Stats Pack - Round 3 Review

3/2/2013 8:35:12 PM
The 18th at Copperleaf Golf and Country Estate  (Getty Images)
The 18th at Copperleaf Golf and Country Estate (Getty Images)

Round 3 was completed just in time after a weather interrupted third day at the Tshwane Open. We analyse the performances of the four players tied for the lead with 18 holes to go.

Darren FICHARDT -16

A bogey free third round of 64 fired Darren Fichardt back to the top of the leaderboard, keeping his hopes of back to back victories on the European Tour alive. Statistically, his tee shots and approach play have actually been quite average so far this week, but his short game and putting is fantastic. After three rounds he has taken just 76 putts, in doing so ranking 1st for the Genworth 1 Putts per Round statistic.

Tournament Stats Result Rank
Stroke Average 66.67 1
Driving Accuracy 73.8% 48
Driving Distance 299 yds 13
Greens in Reg 68.5% 67
Scrambles 82.4% 9
Sand Saves 100% 1
Putts per GIR 1.568 5
Putts per Round 25.3 4
1 Putts per Rnd 10.00 1
Tournament Stats Result Rank
Par 3 Scoring 2.67 2
Par 4 Scoring 3.80 9
Par 5 Scoring 4.50 15
Eagles per Rnd 0.00 18
Birdies per Rnd 6.33 1
Pars per Rnd 10.67 -
Bogeys per Rnd 1.00 9
Others per Rnd 0.00 1
Par 5's in 2 3 8

Dawie VAN DER WALT -16

Dawie Van Der Walt has not dropped a single shot over the first three rounds, a fantastic achievement. With 18 holes to go he ranks 2nd for the Genworth Greens in Regulation statistic (49/54) and 1st for Scrambles (5/5), plus he tops the Par 4 Scoring with a 3.70 average. If he can make it 72 holes without dropping a shot to lift the title, that will make quite some story.

Tournament Stats Result Rank
Stroke Average 66.67 1
Driving Accuracy 78.6% 34
Driving Distance - -
Greens in Reg 90.7% 2
Scrambles 100% 1
Sand Saves - -
Putts per GIR 1.735 39
Putts per Round 30.0 42
1 Putts per Rnd 6.33 30
Tournament Stats Result Rank
Par 3 Scoring 2.67 2
Par 4 Scoring 3.70 1
Par 5 Scoring 4.75 59
Eagles per Rnd 0.00 18
Birdies per Rnd 5.33 7
Pars per Rnd 12.67 -
Bogeys per Rnd 0.00 1
Others per Rnd 0.00 1
Par 5's in 2 3 8

Charl COETZEE -16

Charl Coetzee has converted 19 birdies over the first 54 holes, the same as Darren Fichardt and more than any other player in the field (that’s 1 in every 2.84 holes played). Six of those birdies were made on the Par 3 holes, resulting in Charl heading up the Par 3 Scoring with a superb 2.50 average. The 31 year old South African will not play in the final group with the other leaders tomorrow, which should allow him to concentrate on his own game rather than keeping an eye on what they are doing.

Tournament Stats Result Rank
Stroke Average 66.67 1
Driving Accuracy 82.1% 20
Driving Distance - -
Greens in Reg 83.3% 9
Scrambles - -
Sand Saves - -
Putts per GIR 1.633 9
Putts per Round 27.5 8
1 Putts per Rnd 7.50 19
Tournament Stats Result Rank
Par 3 Scoring 2.50 1
Par 4 Scoring 3.83 14
Par 5 Scoring 4.58 27
Eagles per Rnd 0.00 18
Birdies per Rnd 6.33 1
Pars per Rnd 10.67 -
Bogeys per Rnd 1.00 9
Others per Rnd 0.00 1
Par 5's in 2 % - -

Mark TULLO -16

The same as Dawie Van Der Walt, Mark Tullo has not dropped a single shot over the first three rounds. Incredibly he also heads up the Par 4 Scoring alongside Dawie as well, with a 3.70 average. The 35 year old golfer from Chile is in great form, having finished 5th in the Africa Open two weeks ago and 9th in the Dimension Data Pro-Am last week. He will fancy his chances tomorrow.

Tournament Stats Result Rank
Stroke Average 66.67 1
Driving Accuracy 78.6% 34
Driving Distance 294 yds 29
Greens in Reg 86.1% 4
Scrambles - -
Sand Saves - -
Putts per GIR 1.645 13
Putts per Round 28.0 12
1 Putts per Rnd 8.00 7
Tournament Stats Result Rank
Par 3 Scoring 2.92 20
Par 4 Scoring 3.70 1
Par 5 Scoring 4.50 15
Eagles per Rnd 0.00 18
Birdies per Rnd 5.33 7
Pars per Rnd 12.67 -
Bogeys per Rnd 0.00 1
Others per Rnd 0.00 1
Par 5's in 2 % - -

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