Genworth Stats Pack 31.2 - Najeti Hotels et Golfs Open presented by Neuflize OBC R1 Review

6/13/2013 8:35:43 PM
Tjaart Van Der Walt  (Getty Images)
Tjaart Van Der Walt (Getty Images)

Windy conditions for Round 1 of the Najeti Hotels et Golfs Open presented by Neuflize OBC produced just 5 sub-par rounds and a field average score of 75.18. Tjaart Van Der Walt leads on -4 with Victor Riu and Daniel Brooks following behind. We analyse their performances plus we round up the early Genworth Statistics leaders.

Tjaart VAN DER WALT -4

Tjaart Van Der Walt converted five birdies against just one bogey on his way to a first round 67, to lead by one. Looking at his Genworth Statistics, the 38 year old golfer from South Africa ranks 1st for Driving Accuracy (with 9/14 fairways), 3rd for Greens in Regulation (with 13/18 greens) and 1st for Putts per Round (with 26 putts in total). He also scored well across the different hole types (being the Par 3’s / Par 4’s / Par 5’s) and he dropped just a single shot in the windy conditions.

Tournament Stats Result Rank
Stroke Average 67.00 1
Driving Accuracy 64.3% 1
Driving Distance 319 yds 43
Greens in Reg 72.2% 3
Scrambles 80.0% 2
Sand Saves 100.0% 1
Putts per GIR 1.615 3
Putts per Round 26.0 1
1 Putts per Rnd 8.00 4
Tournament Stats Result Rank
Par 3 Scoring 2.50 1
Par 4 Scoring 3.91 2
Par 5 Scoring 4.67 27
Eagles per Rnd 0.00 9
Birdies per Rnd 5.00 2
Pars per Rnd 12.00 -
Bogeys per Rnd 1.00 1
Others per Rnd 0.00 1
Par 5's in 2 0 20

Victor RIU -3

Victor Riu converted one eagle and three birdies against two bogeys on this way to a first round 68. The 28 year old French golfer was one of only three players to break 70 over the tough St Omer course and in doing so he leads the Par 5 Scoring with a 4.00 average. Victor is the best placed Frenchman by two shots with Olivier Rozner as his nearest home soil challenger on -1.

Tournament Stats Result Rank
Stroke Average 68.00 2
Driving Accuracy - -
Driving Distance - -
Greens in Reg - -
Scrambles - -
Sand Saves - -
Putts per GIR - -
Putts per Round - -
1 Putts per Rnd - -
Tournament Stats Result Rank
Par 3 Scoring 3.25 67
Par 4 Scoring 3.91 2
Par 5 Scoring 4.00 1
Eagles per Rnd 1.00 3
Birdies per Rnd 3.00 18
Pars per Rnd 12.00 -
Bogeys per Rnd 2.00 7
Others per Rnd 0.00 1
Par 5's in 2 - -

Daniel BROOKS -2

Daniel Brooks played a very steady round of golf except for the three Par 5 holes, where incredibly he made two eagles and an eight (producing lots of drama for the spectators). Looking at his first round Genworth Statistics, the 26 year old Englishman ranks 1st for Driving Accuracy and 2nd for Greens in Regulation (plus he hit two of the Par 5 greens in sub-regulation two shots). Daniel also recorded an awesome Driving Distance average of 360 yards (ranking only 10th believe it or not).

Tournament Stats Result Rank
Stroke Average 69.00 3
Driving Accuracy 64.3% 1
Driving Distance 360 yds 10
Greens in Reg 83.3% 2
Scrambles 66.7% 6
Sand Saves 0.0% 27
Putts per GIR 1.800 9
Putts per Round 31.0 21
1 Putts per Rnd 6.00 21
Tournament Stats Result Rank
Par 3 Scoring 2.75 3
Par 4 Scoring 4.00 5
Par 5 Scoring 4.67 27
Eagles per Rnd 2.00 1
Birdies per Rnd 2.00 41
Pars per Rnd 12.00 -
Bogeys per Rnd 1.00 1
Others per Rnd 1.00 83
Par 5's in 2 2 1

Official Genworth Statistics Leaders

  • Stroke Average: 67.00
    Tjaart VAN DER WALT.
  • Driving Accuracy: 64.3%
    Tjaart VAN DER WALT, Daniel BROOKS, Mikko KORHONEN, George MURRAY.
  • Driving Distance: 419 yards
    HP BACHER.
  • Greens in Regulation: 88.9%
    Daniel VANCSIK.
  • Scrambles: 83.3%
    Jordi GARCIA PINTO.
  • Sand Saves: 100%
    13 players including Carlos AGUILAR who saved 3/3.
  • Putts per GIR: 1.556
    Sam LITTLE.
  • Putts per Round: 26
    Tjaart VAN DER WALT, Daniel GAUNT, Mark TULLO.
  • 1 Putts: 10
    Mark TULLO.

Other interesting statistics provided by the Genworth Stats Pack

  • Par 3 Scoring: 2.50
    Tjaart VAN DER WALT, Robert DINWIDDIE.
  • Par 4 Scoring: 3.73
    Florian PRAEGANT.
  • Par 5 Scoring: 4.00
    Victor RIU, Daniel GAUNT, Chris HANSON, Alessandro TADINI, Matthew ZIONS, Johan LOPEZ LAZARO.
  • Most Par 5 holes where green is hit in two shots: 2
    Daniel BROOKS, Scott HENRY, Alessandro TADINI.
  • Most shots holed from off the green: 2
    Daniel GAUNT.
  • Least number of drop shots during the tournament: 1 bogey
    Edouard DUBOIS, Åke NILSSON, Terry PILKADARIS, Tjaart VAN DER WALT.
  • Most 3 Putts: 4
    Oliver WILSON, Chris PAISLEY.
  • Most Eagles: 2
    Daniel GAUNT, Daniel BROOKS.
  • Most Birdies: 6
    Chris HANSON.
  • Most Pars: 16
    Edouard DUBOIS, Åke NILSSON, Terry PILKADARIS, Paul DWYER, Daniel IM.
  • Most Bogeys: 10
    HP BACHER.
  • Most Others: 4
    Carlos DEL MORAL.

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