Genworth Stats Pack 20.4 - Avantha Masters R3 Review

3/16/2013 6:21:11 PM
Thomas Aiken   (Getty Images)
Thomas Aiken (Getty Images)

Another beautiful day for the third round of the Avantha Masters led to continued low scoring over the Greg Norman designed Jaypee Greens course. We analyse and compare the performances of the leaders going into the final round (grouped by Round 4 Tee Times).

Round 4 Tee Time 11:00 (final group)

Thomas Aiken jumped into a three shot lead with 18 holes to go with a tremendous round of 62. Every department of his game is strong. He leads the Genworth Driving Accuracy statistic with 33/42 fairways hit, ranks 4th for Greens in Regulation and heads up the Par 4 Scoring with a 3.70 average. The 29 year old South African is managing his way perfectly around the course, having dropped just two shots so far (fewer than any other player). He will be tuff to catch tomorrow.

Wenchong Liang has not been quite as consistent with his long game compared to the leader, but around the greens he has performed brilliantly. The 34 year old golfer from Zhongshan, China ranks 1st for the Genworth Scrambles statistic (15/17 including 5/5 from greenside bunkers) and he has converted more birdies than any other player (19 in total).

The same as Liang, Kiradech Aphibarnrat has not been quite as consistent with his long game compared to the leader. But his aggressive strategy and excellent putting has so far yielded 2 eagles and 17 birdies. Interestingly the 23 year old golfer from Thailand has struggled a little on the Par 3 holes over the first three rounds (no birdies, ten pars and two drop shots).

Genworth Statistics Thomas AIKEN
-18
Kiradech APHIBARNRAT
-14
Wenchong LIANG
-15
  Stat Rank Stat Rank Stat Rank
Stroke Average 66.00 1 67.33 3 67.00 2
Par 3 Scoring 3.00 28 3.17 62 2.83 8
Par 4 Scoring 3.70 1 3.80 2 3.90 17
Par 5 Scoring 4.25 6 4.17 2 4.17 2
Driving Accuracy 78.6% 1 54.8% 29 57.1% 22
Driving Distance 304 yds 20 303 yds 21 314 yds 6
Greens in Reg 83.3% 4 66.7% 55 68.5% 46
Scrambles 77.8% 11 66.7% 35 88.2% 1
Sand Saves 66.7% 21 71.4% 18 100% 1
Putts per GIR 1.605 5 1.556 2 1.628 9
Putts per Round 27.7 17 26.0 3 26.0 3
1 Putts per Rnd 7.00 37 9.00 7 9.33 6
Eagles per Rnd 0.67 1 0.67 1 0.00 27
Birdies per Rnd 5.33 12 5.67 6 6.33 1
Pars per Rnd 11.33 - 9.33 - 10.33 -
Bogeys per Rnd 0.67 1 2.33 51 1.33 10
Others per Rnd 0.00 1 0.00 1 0.00 1
Par 5's in 2 2 25 4 6 2 25

Round 4 Tee Time 10:50 (penultimate group)

A double bogey at the final hole of his third round dampened what has otherwise been an excellent week so far for David Drysdale. Looking at his Genworth Statistics he is performing very consistently in each department of the game and ranks 2nd for Birdies per Round (18 in total).

Joonas Granberg is also playing with great consistency this week. The 26 year old golfer from Finland ranks 2nd for Par 4 Scoring (with a 3.80 average) and 10th for the Genworth Greens in Regulation statistic (with 43/54 greens hit).

Much the same as David Drysdale, Scott Hend suffered a sour ending to an otherwise excellent third round with a double bogey six at the 16th hole. The 40 year old Australian has averaged an enormous 322 yards from the tee, ranking 4th for the Genworth Driving Distance statistic, but incredibly has managed to hit only 28.6% of the fairways so far.

Genworth Statistics David DRYSDALE
-14
Joonas GRANBERG
-13
Scott HEND
-13
  Stat Rank Stat Rank Stat Rank
Stroke Average 67.33 3 67.67 5 67.67 5
Par 3 Scoring 2.75 4 2.92 14 3.08 47
Par 4 Scoring 3.87 10 3.80 2 3.80 2
Par 5 Scoring 4.42 19 4.50 29 4.33 10
Driving Accuracy 64.3% 12 57.1% 22 28.6% 71
Driving Distance 305 yds 18 300 yds 26 322 yds 4
Greens in Reg 75.9% 18 79.6% 10 70.4% 35
Scrambles 76.9% 14 81.8% 8 62.5% 48
Sand Saves 50.0% 34 - - 50.0% 34
Putts per GIR 1.610 7 1.698 25 1.632 11
Putts per Round 27.0 10 28.7 36 27.7 17
1 Putts per Rnd 8.33 13 8.00 16 7.67 24
Eagles per Rnd 0.00 27 0.00 27 0.33 9
Birdies per Rnd 6.00 2 5.67 6 6.00 2
Pars per Rnd 11.00 - 11.00 - 9.67 -
Bogeys per Rnd 0.67 1 1.33 10 1.67 25
Others per Rnd 0.33 53 0.00 1 0.33 53
Par 5's in 2 1 39 2 25 5 2

Round 4 Tee Time 10:40 (third to last group)

Gaganjeet Bhullar is the best placed competitor from the home contingent going into Sunday. The 24 year old has been a model of consistency over the first three rounds hitting 31/42 fairways and 48/54 greens (ranking 1st for the Genworth Greens in Regulation statistic). If he can get the putter going tomorrow, who knows?

Tommy Fleetwood has had a bit of a mixed bag over the first three rounds. As an example he has converted two eagles and six birdies for -10 on the Par 5 holes, but he has also suffered six bogeys and a double bogey through the week. Overall the 22 year old Englishman continues to impress.

Julien Quesne leads the Par 5 Scoring with a superb 4.00 average (made up of two eagles, eight birdies and just two pars). After three rounds the 32 year old Frenchman has managed a mediocre 64.8% Greens in Regulation but he has Scrambled 16/19 times (including 4/4 from greenside bunkers).

Genworth Statistics Gaganjeet BHULLAR
-12
Tommy FLEETWOOD
-13
Julien QUESNE
-12
  Stat Rank Stat Rank Stat Rank
Stroke Average 68.00 8 67.67 5 68.00 8
Par 3 Scoring 2.92 14 3.08 47 3.00 28
Par 4 Scoring 3.87 10 3.87 10 4.00 50
Par 5 Scoring 4.42 19 4.17 2 4.00 1
Driving Accuracy 73.8% 4 57.1% 22 66.7% 10
Driving Distance 311 yds 8 296 yds 34 307 yds 11
Greens in Reg 88.9% 1 75.9% 18 64.8% 59
Scrambles 66.7% 35 53.8% 63 84.2% 4
Sand Saves - - 33.3% 52 100% 1
Putts per GIR 1.771 53 1.634 12 1.676 19
Putts per Round 31.0 66 28.0 24 26.7 7
1 Putts per Rnd 5.33 63 7.00 37 9.00 7
Eagles per Rnd 0.00 27 0.67 1 0.67 1
Birdies per Rnd 5.00 17 5.67 6 4.00 40
Pars per Rnd 12.00 - 9.33 - 12.00 -
Bogeys per Rnd 1.00 5 2.00 38 1.33 10
Others per Rnd 0.00 1 0.33 53 0.00 1
Par 5's in 2 2 25 3 10 3 10

Official Genworth Statistics Leaders

  • Stroke Average: 66.00
    Thomas AIKEN.
  • Driving Accuracy: 78.6%
    Thomas AIKEN, Sung LEE.
  • Driving Distance: 327 yards
    Sung LEE.
  • Greens in Regulation: 88.9%
    Gaganjeet BHULLAR, Magnus CARLSSON.
  • Scrambles: 88.2%
    Wenchong LIANG.
  • Sand Saves: 100%
    11 players including Wenchong LIANG and Himmat RAI who each saved 5/5.
  • Putts per GIR: 1.500
    Chinnarat PHADUNGSIL.
  • Putts per Round: 25.3
    Chinnarat PHADUNGSIL.
  • 1 Putts: 31
    Chinnarat PHADUNGSIL.

Other interesting statistics provided by the Genworth Stats Pack

  • Par 3 Scoring: 2.58
    Prom MEESAWAT, Chapchai NIRAT.
  • Par 4 Scoring: 3.70
    Thomas AIKEN.
  • Par 5 Scoring: 4.00
    Julien QUESNE.
  • Most Par 5 holes where green is hit in two shots: 6
    Alvaro QUIROS.
  • Most shots holed from off the green: 3
    Berry HENSON.
  • Least number of drop shots during the tournament: 2 Bogeys
    Thomas AIKEN.
  • Most 3 Putts: 3
    Berry HENSON, Matthew BALDWIN, Sung LEE.
  • Most Eagles: 2
    Thongchai JAIDEE, Craig LEE, Julien QUESNE, Marc WARREN, Tommy FLEETWOOD, Kiradech APHIBARNRAT, Thomas AIKEN, Gi-whan KIM.
  • Most Birdies: 19
    Wenchong LIANG.
  • Most Pars: 43
    Oliver FISHER, Bernd WIESBERGER.
  • Most Bogeys: 10
    Hyun-bin PARK.
  • Most Others: 2
    Ajeetesh SANDHU, S.S.P. CHOWRASIA, Chawalit PLAPHOL, Brett RUMFORD, Kwanchai TANNIN, Berry HENSON.

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