Genworth Stats Pack 26.2 - Volvo China Open R1 Review

02/05/2013 16:43:00
Robert-Jan Derksen   (Getty Images)
Robert-Jan Derksen (Getty Images)

A breezy first day of golf at the Volvo China Open over the Binhai Lake course produced 39 sub-par rounds and a field average score of 73.94. Robert-Jan Derksen leads on -6 with Raphaël Jacquelin, Kiradech Aphibarnrat and Brett Rumford following behind on -4. We analyse how they did it plus we round up the early leaders of the Genworth Statistics.

Robert-Jan DERKSEN -6

Robert-Jan Derksen converted eight birdies during his round of 66 (more than any other player in the field). The 39 year old golfer from the Netherlands has performed steadily so far this year only missing one cut, but he is yet to put in that big performance (his best finish so far is 30th in Dubai). Looking at his first round Genworth Statistics, Robert ranks 1st for Driving Accuracy, 18th for Greens in Regulation and 2nd for Putts per Round. He leads by two.

Tournament Stats Result Rank
Stroke Average 66.00 1
Driving Accuracy 92.9% 1
Driving Distance 286 yds 81
Greens in Reg 77.8% 18
Scrambles 75.0% 17
Sand Saves 100% 1
Putts per GIR 1.571 7
Putts per Round 26.0 2
1 Putts per Rnd 9.00 2
Tournament Stats Result Rank
Par 3 Scoring 2.75 4
Par 4 Scoring 3.80 5
Par 5 Scoring 4.25 3
Eagles per Rnd 0.00 7
Birdies per Rnd 8.00 1
Pars per Rnd 8.00 -
Bogeys per Rnd 2.00 22
Others per Rnd 0.00 1
Par 5's in 2 0 19

Kiradech APHIBARNRAT -4

Kiradech Aphibarnrat has started strongly once again this week. The 23 year old rising star from Thailand (who currently ranks 1st on the 2013 Genworth Stroke Average Rankings) hit 10/14 fairways, 13/18 Greens in Regulation and he took just 27 putts over the first 18 holes. It will be interesting to see how he performs over the rest of the week. Another big finish will get lots of people talking about him.

Tournament Stats Result Rank
Stroke Average 68.00 2
Driving Accuracy 71.4% 51
Driving Distance 304 yds 30
Greens in Reg 72.2% 35
Scrambles 80.0% 12
Sand Saves 0.0% 50
Putts per GIR 1.615 11
Putts per Round 27.0 5
1 Putts per Rnd 9.00 2
Tournament Stats Result Rank
Par 3 Scoring 3.25 78
Par 4 Scoring 3.70 2
Par 5 Scoring 4.50 9
Eagles per Rnd 0.00 7
Birdies per Rnd 5.00 6
Pars per Rnd 12.00 -
Bogeys per Rnd 1.00 6
Others per Rnd 0.00 1
Par 5's in 2 0 19

Raphaël JACQUELIN -4

Raphaël Jacquelin navigated his way around the Binhai Lake course without dropping any shots today. Following his marathon play-off win in Spain two weeks ago, not surprisingly the 38 year old Frenchman missed the cut last week in Korea. But that may have given him some much needed recovery time in order to prepare for this week as his form looks to have picked up again.

Tournament Stats Result Rank
Stroke Average 68.00 2
Driving Accuracy 78.6% 25
Driving Distance 283 yds 87
Greens in Reg 83.3% 8
Scrambles 100% 1
Sand Saves 100% 1
Putts per GIR 1.733 29
Putts per Round 29.0 20
1 Putts per Rnd 7.00 21
Tournament Stats Result Rank
Par 3 Scoring 2.75 4
Par 4 Scoring 3.80 5
Par 5 Scoring 4.75 31
Eagles per Rnd 0.00 7
Birdies per Rnd 4.00 16
Pars per Rnd 14.00 -
Bogeys per Rnd 0.00 1
Others per Rnd 0.00 1
Par 5's in 2 0 19

Brett RUMFORD -4

The same as Raphaël Jacquelin, Brett Rumford also navigated his way around the Binhai Lake course without dropping any shots today (the only other player to do so was Aaron Townsend). Fresh off a win last week in Korea, the 35 year old Australian golfer is still playing great hitting 11/14 fairways, 13/18 Greens in Regulation and just 26 putts over the first round.

Tournament Stats Result Rank
Stroke Average 68.00 2
Driving Accuracy 78.6% 25
Driving Distance 295 yds 53
Greens in Reg 72.2% 35
Scrambles 100% 1
Sand Saves 100% 1
Putts per GIR 1.692 19
Putts per Round 26.0 2
1 Putts per Rnd 8.00 9
Tournament Stats Result Rank
Par 3 Scoring 3.00 27
Par 4 Scoring 3.70 2
Par 5 Scoring 4.75 31
Eagles per Rnd 0.00 7
Birdies per Rnd 4.00 16
Pars per Rnd 14.00 -
Bogeys per Rnd 0.00 1
Others per Rnd 0.00 1
Par 5's in 2 0 19

Official Genworth Statistics Leaders

  • Stroke Average: 66.00
    Robert-Jan DERKSEN.
  • Driving Accuracy: 92.9%
    Robert-Jan DERKSEN, Terry PILKADARIS, Heung-chol JOO, Johan EDFORS, Gary LOCKERBIE.
  • Driving Distance: 325 yards
    Rafa CABRERA-BELLO.
  • Greens in Regulation: 88.9%
    Rafa CABRERA-BELLO, Magnus A CARLSSON, Felipe AGUILAR, Mark FOSTER, Paul CASEY, José Manuel LARA, Sang-hyun PARK.
  • Scrambles: 100%
    Magnus A CARLSSON, Aaron, TOWNSEND, David DRYSDALE, Soren HANSEN, Raphaël JACQUELIN, Julien QUESNE, Rory HIE, Brett RUMFORD.
  • Sand Saves: 100%
    32 players.
  • Putts per GIR: 1.455
    Jorge CAMPILLO.
  • Putts per Round: 25.0
    Garrett SAPP.
  • 1 Putts: 10
    Matthew GRIFFIN.

Other interesting statistics provided by the Genworth Stats Pack

  • Par 3 Scoring: 2.50
    Aaron TOWNSEND, Paul CASEY, Hao-tong LI.
  • Par 4 Scoring: 3.60
    Lee SLATTERY.
  • Par 5 Scoring: 4.00
    Jorge CAMPILLO, Heung-chol JOO.
  • Most Par 5 holes where green is hit in two shots: 2
    Alvaro QUIROS.
  • Most shots holed from off the green: 2
    Dong SU, Garrett SAPP.
  • Least number of drop shots during the tournament: No Drop Shots
    Brett RUMFORD, Raphaël JACQUELIN, Aaron TOWNSEND.
  • Most 3 Putts: 5
    Scott HENRY.
  • Most Eagles: 1
    Paul CASEY, Richard FINCH, Garrett SAPP, Heung-chol JOO, JB HANSEN, Daniel POPOVIC.
  • Most Birdies: 8
    Robert-Jan DERKSEN.
  • Most Pars: 16
    Nick CULLEN, Grégory HAVRET.
  • Most Bogeys: 8
    Wo-cheng YE (AM), Zhi-peng FAN, Ren HAN, Da-xing JIN, Hong-Fu WU, Xin-yang LI.
  • Most Others: 4
    Zheng-kai BAI (AM).

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