Genworth Stats Pack - Round 3 Review

9/21/2013 6:33:28 PM
Francesco Molinari   (Getty Images)
Francesco Molinari (Getty Images)

Round 3 of the 70º OPEN D'ITALIA LINDT produced 37 sub-par rounds and a field average score of 71.68. Marcus Fraser leads on -11 with Molinari, Lagergren and Colsaerts following behind on -10. We analyse their performances and round up the Genworth Statistics leaders.

Marcus FRASER -11

Marcus Fraser converted four birdies on his way to a bogey free third round 68, to lead by one going into Sunday. Looking at his Genworth Statistics, the 35 year old Australian golfer is living up to his reputation as possessing one of the best short games in the business, ranking 1st for Scrambles on his own (with 13/14 up and downs for Par) and 1st for Putts per Round alongside Hennie Otto (with just 81 putts in total). As he leads into Sunday, the two time European Tour winner has dropped the fewest shots of all the players (just a single double bogey over the 54 holes).

Tournament StatsResultRank
Stroke Average68.331
Driving Accuracy66.7%19
Driving Distance269 yds65
Greens in Reg74.1%21
Scrambles92.9%1
Sand Saves75.0%17
Putts per GIR1.7007
Putts per Round27.01
1 Putts per Rnd8.333
Tournament StatsResultRank
Par 3 Scoring2.9220
Par 4 Scoring3.877
Par 5 Scoring4.5014
Eagles per Rnd0.0021
Birdies per Rnd4.3310
Pars per Rnd13.33-
Bogeys per Rnd0.001
Others per Rnd0.3349
Par 5's in 2053

Francesco MOLINARI -10

Francesco Molinari converted two birdies against one bogey on his way to a third round 71. Looking at his Genworth Statistics, the 30 year old Italian golfer is still performing extremely well from tee to green, ranking 2nd for Driving Accruacy (with 34/42 fairways) and 12th for Greens in Regulation (with 42/54 greens), plus he is just about keeping pace in the putting categories (although only managing four single putts in Round 3). Francesco will most definitely be the crowd favourite over the final 18 holes, in search for his fourth European Tour title.

Tournament StatsResultRank
Stroke Average68.672
Driving Accuracy81.0%2
Driving Distance290 yds31
Greens in Reg77.8%12
Scrambles58.3%32
Sand Saves40.0%51
Putts per GIR1.71413
Putts per Round29.732
1 Putts per Rnd6.6723
Tournament StatsResultRank
Par 3 Scoring3.0035
Par 4 Scoring3.9010
Par 5 Scoring4.427
Eagles per Rnd0.333
Birdies per Rnd4.3310
Pars per Rnd11.67-
Bogeys per Rnd1.676
Others per Rnd0.001
Par 5's in 234

Joakim LAGERGREN -10

Joakim Lagergren converted eight birdies against two bogeys on his way to a third round 67 (only Hend and Wattel managed to score better over the day). Looking at his Genworth Statistics, the 21 year old Swedish golfer is driving the ball long and straight, which is enabling him to hit more than 80% of the Greens in Regulation (ranking 2nd in that category), plus lead the Par 5 Scoring with a 4.25 average. Joakim is showing some steady form of late (making his last five cuts) and a big finish here would help him climb up from his current Race to Dubai position of 146th.

Tournament StatsResultRank
Stroke Average68.672
Driving Accuracy66.7%19
Driving Distance302 yds8
Greens in Reg81.5%2
Scrambles40.0%66
Sand Saves83.3%12
Putts per GIR1.6826
Putts per Round29.327
1 Putts per Rnd6.6723
Tournament StatsResultRank
Par 3 Scoring2.837
Par 4 Scoring4.0338
Par 5 Scoring4.251
Eagles per Rnd0.0021
Birdies per Rnd6.001
Pars per Rnd9.33-
Bogeys per Rnd2.6747
Others per Rnd0.001
Par 5's in 2134

Nicolas COLSAERTS -10

Nicolas Colsaerts converted four birdies against two bogeys on his way to a third round 70. Looking at his Genworth Statistics, the 30 year old Belgian golfer is averaging a huge 308 yards off the tee (ranking 2nd behind Quiros who is averaging 315) and hitting 43/54 of the Greens in Regulation (ranking 6th behind Emiliano Grillo who deserves a special mention for leading this category with 49/54 greens - almost 10% more than any other player). With good scoring across the different hole types (Par 3’s / Par 4’s / Par 5’s) the two time European Tour winner and Ryder cup player will be pushing for his first win of the year.

Tournament StatsResultRank
Stroke Average68.672
Driving Accuracy59.5%40
Driving Distance308 yds2
Greens in Reg79.6%6
Scrambles63.6%23
Sand Saves33.3%56
Putts per GIR1.76725
Putts per Round29.732
1 Putts per Rnd6.3331
Tournament StatsResultRank
Par 3 Scoring2.837
Par 4 Scoring3.9010
Par 5 Scoring4.5819
Eagles per Rnd0.0021
Birdies per Rnd5.332
Pars per Rnd10.67-
Bogeys per Rnd2.0012
Others per Rnd0.001
Par 5's in 234

Official Genworth Statistics Leaders

  • Stroke Average: 68.33
    Marcus FRASER.
  • Driving Accuracy: 95.2%
    Simon WAKEFIELD.
  • Driving Distance: 315 yards
    Alvaro QUIROS.
  • Greens in Regulation: 90.7%
    Emiliano GRILLO.
  • Scrambles: 92.9%
    Marcus FRASER.
  • Sand Saves: 100%
    10 players including Mikko KORHONEN who saved 6/6.
  • Putts per GIR: 1.611
    Scott HEND.
  • Putts per Round: 27.0
    Marcus FRASER, Hennie OTTO.
  • 1 Putts: 26
    David HORSEY, Julien QUESNE.

Other interesting statistics provided by the Genworth Stats Pack

  • Par 3 Scoring: 2.67
    Alessandro TADINI.
  • Par 4 Scoring: 3.73
    Julien QUESNE, David HIGGINS.
  • Par 5 Scoring: 4.25
    Joakim LAGERGREN, Ricardo GONZALEZ, Morten Ørum MADSEN.
  • Most Par 5 holes where green is hit in two shots: 4
    Espen KOFSTAD, Kristoffer BROBERG, Mark FOSTER.
  • Most shots holed from off the green: 4
    Robert-Jan DERKSEN.
  • Least number of drop shots during the tournament: No bogeys, 1 double bogey
    Marcus FRASER.
  • Most 3 Putts: 5
    Espen KOFSTAD, Tom LEWIS.
  • Most Eagles: 3
    Scott HEND.
  • Most Birdies: 18
    Joakim LAGERGREN.
  • Most Pars: 42
    Richard MCEVOY.
  • Most Bogeys: 14
    Estanislao GOYA.
  • Most Others: 2
    Matthew NIXON, Richard FINCH, James KINGSTON, Simon KHAN, Jorge CAMPILLO, Renato PARATORE (AM), Johan EDFORS.

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