Genworth Stats Pack - Round 2 Review

7/26/2013 11:04:05 PM
 Rikard Karlberg   (Getty Images)
Rikard Karlberg (Getty Images)

Round 2 of the M2M Russian Open produced 36 sub-par rounds and a field average score of 73.71. Rikard Karlberg leads on -9 with Baldwin, Hoey, Kaleka and Liang following close behind. We analyse their performances and round up the Genworth Statistics leaders.

Rikard KARLBERG -9

Rikard Karlberg converted six birdies against two bogeys on his way to a second round 68, to lead by two at the half way stage. Looking at his Genworth Statistics, the 26 year old Swedish golfer is performing steadily with the longer clubs, but his short game and putting is looking very strong, including ranking 1st for Putts per Round. Rikard is playing under a category 12 exemption this year (currently ranking 122nd on the Race to Dubai) so coming out on top on Sunday would do wonders for his career.

Tournament Stats Result Rank
Stroke Average 67.50 1
Driving Accuracy 64.3% 67
Driving Distance 279 yds 50
Greens in Reg 66.7% 29
Scrambles 75.0% 6
Sand Saves 100.0% 1
Putts per GIR 1.583 3
Putts per Round 25.0 1
1 Putts per Rnd 9.50 2
Tournament Stats Result Rank
Par 3 Scoring 2.75 3
Par 4 Scoring 3.85 4
Par 5 Scoring 4.50 15
Eagles per Rnd 0.50 2
Birdies per Rnd 5.50 3
Pars per Rnd 10.00 -
Bogeys per Rnd 2.00 16
Others per Rnd 0.00 1
Par 5's in 2 1 16

Michael HOEY -7

Michael Hoey converted eight birdies against three bogeys on his way to a second round 67. Looking at his Genworth Statistics, the 34 year old golfer from Northern Ireland is hitting 72.2% of the Greens in Regulation, but just look at how he is performing on the greens. He ranks 1st for each of the putting categories which is enabling him to convert more birdies than any other player. The four time European Tour winner may not be having the best year so far (currently ranking 142nd on the Race to Dubai) but he is the type of player that can win at any point (often when least expected).

Tournament Stats Result Rank
Stroke Average 68.50 2
Driving Accuracy 78.6% 33
Driving Distance 271 yds 57
Greens in Reg 72.2% 13
Scrambles 50.0% 30
Sand Saves 33.3% 50
Putts per GIR 1.538 1
Putts per Round 25.0 1
1 Putts per Rnd 11.00 1
Tournament Stats Result Rank
Par 3 Scoring 3.00 23
Par 4 Scoring 3.85 4
Par 5 Scoring 4.50 15
Eagles per Rnd 0.00 14
Birdies per Rnd 7.50 1
Pars per Rnd 7.00 -
Bogeys per Rnd 3.00 47
Others per Rnd 0.50 34
Par 5's in 2 1 16

Alexandre KALEKA -7

Alexandre Kaleka converted seven birdies against one double bogey on his way to a second round 67. Looking at his Genworth Statistics, the 26 year old French golfer is looking strong across the board, including averaging an enormous 325 yards for Driving Distance. Alexandre currently ranks down in 168th on the Race to Dubai with a best finish of 22nd this season, but he won here last year when staged as a Challenge Tour event, so fond memories should serve him well over the weekend.

Tournament Stats Result Rank
Stroke Average 68.50 2
Driving Accuracy 75.0% 46
Driving Distance 325 yds 1
Greens in Reg 72.2% 13
Scrambles 60.0% 17
Sand Saves 66.7% 27
Putts per GIR 1.615 7
Putts per Round 28.0 13
1 Putts per Rnd 8.00 12
Tournament Stats Result Rank
Par 3 Scoring 2.63 1
Par 4 Scoring 4.00 18
Par 5 Scoring 4.50 15
Eagles per Rnd 0.50 2
Birdies per Rnd 6.00 2
Pars per Rnd 9.50 -
Bogeys per Rnd 0.50 1
Others per Rnd 1.50 85
Par 5's in 2 4 1

Matthew BALDWIN -7

Matthew Baldwin converted five birdies against two bogeys on his way to a second round 69. Looking at his Genworth Statistics, the 27 year old Englishman ranks 25th for Driving Accuracy, 5th for Greens in Regulation and 9th for Putts per GIR, plus he is averaging 2.63 for Par 3 Scoring. With nine cuts made from his last eleven events, Matthew is showing some steady form, currently sitting in 96th position on the Race to Dubai.

Tournament Stats Result Rank
Stroke Average 68.50 2
Driving Accuracy 82.1% 25
Driving Distance 284 yds 37
Greens in Reg 77.8% 5
Scrambles 50.0% 30
Sand Saves 0.0% 59
Putts per GIR 1.643 9
Putts per Round 28.0 13
1 Putts per Rnd 8.00 12
Tournament Stats Result Rank
Par 3 Scoring 2.63 1
Par 4 Scoring 4.00 18
Par 5 Scoring 4.50 15
Eagles per Rnd 0.00 14
Birdies per Rnd 5.50 3
Pars per Rnd 10.50 -
Bogeys per Rnd 2.00 16
Others per Rnd 0.00 1
Par 5's in 2 1 16

Wen-chong LIANG -7

Wen-chong Liang converted four birdies against two bogeys on his way to a second round 70. Looking at his Genworth Statistics, the 34 year old golfer from China is also looking strong across the board, hitting 26/28 fairways and 26/36 Greens in Regulation, plus he has scrambled for Par 8/10 times (including 4/5 Sand Saves). Wen-chong has already achieved two top three finishes this year and is moving along nicely in 82nd position on the Race to Dubai.

Tournament Stats Result Rank
Stroke Average 68.50 2
Driving Accuracy 92.9% 3
Driving Distance 294 yds 15
Greens in Reg 72.2% 13
Scrambles 80.0% 3
Sand Saves 80.0% 12
Putts per GIR 1.731 28
Putts per Round 28.0 13
1 Putts per Rnd 8.50 6
Tournament Stats Result Rank
Par 3 Scoring 2.88 9
Par 4 Scoring 3.85 4
Par 5 Scoring 4.63 24
Eagles per Rnd 0.00 14
Birdies per Rnd 5.00 6
Pars per Rnd 11.50 -
Bogeys per Rnd 1.50 7
Others per Rnd 0.00 1
Par 5's in 2 2 5

Official Genworth Statistics Leaders

  • Stroke Average: 67.50
    Rikard KARLBERG.
  • Driving Accuracy: 96.4%
    David HIGGINS, Michael CAMPBELL.
  • Driving Distance: 325 yards
    Alexandre KALEKA.
  • Greens in Regulation: 83.3%
    JB HANSEN, James MORRISON.
  • Scrambles: 85.7%
    Jean-Baptiste GONNET.
  • Sand Saves: 100%
    Jean-Baptiste GONNET, James KINGSTON, Rikard KARLBERG, Mark TULLO, Chris LLOYD, Haydn PORTEOUS, Simon WAKEFIELD.
  • Putts per GIR: 1.538
    Michael HOEY.
  • Putts per Round: 25.0
    Michael HOEY, Rikard KARLBERG, Gary LOCKERBIE.
  • 1 Putts: 22
    Michael HOEY.

Other interesting statistics provided by the Genworth Stats Pack

  • Par 3 Scoring: 2.63
    Alexandre KALEKA, Matthew BALDWIN.
  • Par 4 Scoring: 3.80
    Martin WIEGELE, Mark FOSTER, Michael CAMPBELL.
  • Par 5 Scoring: 4.25
    Matthew NIXON, Jean-Baptiste GONNET.
  • Most Par 5 holes where green is hit in two shots: 4
    Alexandre KALEKA.
  • Most shots holed from off the green: 2
    Rikard KARLBERG, Gary LOCKERBIE, Mikko KORHONEN, Mark FOSTER, Richard FINCH.
  • Least number of drop shots during the tournament: 2 bogeys
    Mikko KORHONEN.
  • Most 3 Putts: 4
    Andrew MARSHALL.
  • Most Eagles: 2
    Mark FOSTER.
  • Most Birdies: 15
    Michael HOEY.
  • Most Pars: 30
    Jurgen MAURER.
  • Most Bogeys: 14
    Pavel GORYAINOV (AM), Mikhail MOROZOV (AM), James FERRABY.
  • Most Others: 9
    James FERRABY.

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