Genworth Stats Pack - Round 3 Review

6/22/2013 10:02:30 PM
Alex Noren   (Getty Images)
Alex Noren (Getty Images)

Following a late finish due to inclement weather, Round 3 of the BMW International Open produced 39 sub-par rounds and a field average score of 71.28. Ernie Els, Alex Noren and Alexander Levy lead on -15 with Björn and Baldwin following close behind. We analyse their performances plus we round up the Genworth Statistics leaders going into Sunday.

Ernie ELS -15

Ernie Els suffered three 3-putts during his third round today but finished strongly for a 69, keeping his hopes of a wire to wire victory alive. Looking at his Genworth Statistics, only Ricardo Gonzalez has 3-putted more times than the 43 year old South African, but just look at his approach play. Ernie is hitting a massive 90.7% Greens in Regulation, plus he has hit five of the Par 5 greens in sub-regulation two shots (helping him to an amazing Par 5 Scoring average of 4.08).

Tournament Stats Result Rank
Stroke Average 67.00 1
Driving Accuracy 50.0% 64
Driving Distance 295 yds 27
Greens in Reg 90.7% 1
Scrambles 60.0% 26
Sand Saves 100% 1
Putts per GIR 1.755 44
Putts per Round 30.7 55
1 Putts per Rnd 6.00 50
Tournament Stats Result Rank
Par 3 Scoring 2.75 6
Par 4 Scoring 3.97 31
Par 5 Scoring 4.08 1
Eagles per Rnd 0.33 8
Birdies per Rnd 6.00 4
Pars per Rnd 10.33 -
Bogeys per Rnd 1.00 5
Others per Rnd 0.33 40
Par 5's in 2 5 4

Alex NOREN -15

Alex Noren converted one eagle and five birdies against one bogey on his way to a third round 66, to move up into a tie for the lead going into Sunday. Looking at his Genworth Statistics, the 30 year old Swedish golfer ranks pretty average in each of the long game categories, but his touch on and around the greens has been superb. The 3 time European Tour winner has dropped just two shots so far and he ranks 1st for Par 4 Scoring with a 3.73 average.

Tournament Stats Result Rank
Stroke Average 67.00 1
Driving Accuracy 57.1% 42
Driving Distance 281 yds 67
Greens in Reg 74.1% 32
Scrambles 85.7% 2
Sand Saves - -
Putts per GIR 1.675 16
Putts per Round 26.7 2
1 Putts per Rnd 6.67 35
Tournament Stats Result Rank
Par 3 Scoring 2.92 25
Par 4 Scoring 3.73 1
Par 5 Scoring 4.50 20
Eagles per Rnd 0.33 8
Birdies per Rnd 5.00 17
Pars per Rnd 12.00 -
Bogeys per Rnd 0.67 2
Others per Rnd 0.00 1
Par 5's in 2 1 48

Alexander LEVY -15

Alexander Levy converted six birdies against two bogeys on his way to a third round 68, tying for the lead with 18 holes to play. It is quite interesting when you look at the Genworth Driving Statistics of all three leaders, with none of them ranking very high. But the 22 year old French talent makes up for it with his approach play and his putting, plus his Par 5 Scoring is nearly as good as Ernie’s. Alexander will be vying for his first European Tour title tomorrow.

Tournament Stats Result Rank
Stroke Average 67.00 1
Driving Accuracy 52.4% 55
Driving Distance 290 yds 38
Greens in Reg 81.5% 6
Scrambles 50.0% 53
Sand Saves 50.0% 39
Putts per GIR 1.591 5
Putts per Round 27.3 7
1 Putts per Rnd 8.67 4
Tournament Stats Result Rank
Par 3 Scoring 2.83 16
Par 4 Scoring 3.90 16
Par 5 Scoring 4.17 2
Eagles per Rnd 0.00 30
Birdies per Rnd 6.67 2
Pars per Rnd 9.67 -
Bogeys per Rnd 1.67 17
Others per Rnd 0.00 1
Par 5's in 2 2 31

Thomas BJÖRN -14

Thomas Björn fired nine birdies against two bogeys on his way to a third round 65 (the low round of the day alongside Sergio Garcia). Looking at his Genworth Statistics, the 42 year old Great Dane ranks 3rd for Driving Accuracy, 13th for Greens in Regulation, 6th for Putts per GIR and 2nd for Birdies per Round (only Ross Fisher has accumulated more birdies). The 13 time European Tour winner is in a rich vein of form with finishes of 4th and 2nd from his last two starts.

Tournament Stats Result Rank
Stroke Average 67.33 4
Driving Accuracy 76.2% 3
Driving Distance 292 yds 32
Greens in Reg 77.8% 13
Scrambles 58.3% 33
Sand Saves 0.0% 61
Putts per GIR 1.595 6
Putts per Round 28.0 14
1 Putts per Rnd 8.33 7
Tournament Stats Result Rank
Par 3 Scoring 2.75 6
Par 4 Scoring 3.93 27
Par 5 Scoring 4.25 7
Eagles per Rnd 0.00 30
Birdies per Rnd 6.67 2
Pars per Rnd 9.33 -
Bogeys per Rnd 2.00 33
Others per Rnd 0.00 1
Par 5's in 2 2 31

Matthew BALDWIN -14

Matthew Baldwin could be the dark horse in amongst some big names tomorrow. His Genworth Statistics after three rounds are very impressive, averaging 305 yards for Driving Distance and 83.3% Greens in Regulation (ranking 2nd behind Ernie Els), plus the 27 year old Englishman is performing well on and around the greens. The same as Levy, he will be vying for his first European Tour title.

Tournament Stats Result Rank
Stroke Average 67.33 4
Driving Accuracy 59.5% 33
Driving Distance 305 yds 4
Greens in Reg 83.3% 2
Scrambles 66.7% 15
Sand Saves - -
Putts per GIR 1.644 11
Putts per Round 28.0 14
1 Putts per Rnd 7.33 17
Tournament Stats Result Rank
Par 3 Scoring 2.67 2
Par 4 Scoring 3.83 11
Par 5 Scoring 4.58 28
Eagles per Rnd 0.00 30
Birdies per Rnd 5.67 8
Pars per Rnd 11.33 -
Bogeys per Rnd 1.00 5
Others per Rnd 0.00 1
Par 5's in 2 0 65

Official Genworth Statistics Leaders

  • Stroke Average: 67.00
    Ernie ELS, Alexander LEVY, Alexander NOREN.
  • Driving Accuracy: 90.5%
    David HIGGINS.
  • Driving Distance: 321 yards
    Peter UIHLEIN.
  • Greens in Regulation: 90.7%
    Ernie ELS.
  • Scrambles: 91.7%
    Danny WILLETT.
  • Sand Saves: 100%
    23 players including Ross FISHER, Jorge CAMPILLO, Oliver FISHER and Mark TULLO who each saved 3/3.
  • Putts per GIR: 1.571
    Ross FISHER.
  • Putts per Round: 25.3
    Darren FICHARDT.
  • 1 Putts: 30
    Darren FICHARDT.

Other interesting statistics provided by the Genworth Stats Pack

  • Par 3 Scoring: 2.42
    Peter LAWRIE.
  • Par 4 Scoring: 3.73
    Alexander NOREN, Tjaart VAN DER WALT, Ross FISHER.
  • Par 5 Scoring: 4.08
    Ernie ELS.
  • Most Par 5 holes where green is hit in two shots: 6
    Martin KAYMER, Dustin JOHNSON, Seve BENSON.
  • Most shots holed from off the green: 4
    Alexander NOREN.
  • Least number of drop shots during the tournament: xxx
    Danny WILLETT.
  • Most 3 Putts: 5
    Ricardo GONZALEZ.
  • Most Eagles: 2
    Matthew NIXON, Alexandre KALEKA, Shane LOWRY, Seve BENSON, Robert-Jan DERKSEN, Henrik STENSON, Pontus WIDEGREN (AM).
  • Most Birdies: 22
    Ross FISHER.
  • Most Pars: 41
    Danny WILLETT, Felipe AGUILAR.
  • Most Bogeys: 11
    Joakim LAGERGREN.
  • Most Others: 2
    17 players.

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