Genworth Stats Pack - Round 2 Review

06/12/2013 14:52:00
Jbe Kruger  (Getty Images)
Jbe Kruger (Getty Images)

Round 2 of the Hong Kong Open produced 48 sub-par rounds and a field average score of 70.94. Jbe Kruger leads on -7 with Stuart Manley following behind on -6. We analyse their performances and round up the half way Genworth Statistics leaders.


Jbe Kruger landed six birdies over the Hong Kong GC back nine on his way to a second round 66, to lead by one at the half way stage. Looking at his Genworth Statistics, the 27 year old South African has been superb from tee to green, ranking 7th for Driving Acuracy (with 22/28 fairways), 3rd for Driving Distance (with a huge 322 yard average) and 1st for Greens in Regulation (with a fantastic 34/36 greens). After missing ten straight cuts on the European Tour at the end of the 2013 Season, Jbe bounced back with a tremendous second place finish in South Africa at the first event of the 2014 season (just a few weeks ago), and he now has a great opportunity to go one better than that and claim his second European Tour title here come Sunday afternoon.

Tournament StatsResultRank
Stroke Average66.501
Driving Accuracy78.6%7
Driving Distance322 yds3
Greens in Reg94.4%1
Sand Saves--
Putts per GIR1.76541
Putts per Round31.584
1 Putts per Rnd5.5067
Tournament StatsResultRank
Par 3 Scoring2.755
Par 4 Scoring3.927
Par 5 Scoring4.258
Eagles per Rnd0.009
Birdies per Rnd5.504
Pars per Rnd10.50-
Bogeys per Rnd2.0016
Others per Rnd0.001
Par 5's in 2119

Stuart MANLEY -6

Stuart Manley converted six birdies against three bogeys on his way to a second round 67, just about keeping pace with Kruger going into the weekend. Looking at his Genworth Statistics, the 34 year old Welsh golfer also looks good from tee to green, ranking 21st for Driving Accuracy and 8th for Greens in Regulation (combined with 4th for Putts per GIR - the combination of which suggests some accurate approach play), plus he has accumulated the most birdies out of all the players so far (13 in total). Stuart regained his European Tour card through the recent Qualifying School, so he will no doubt be hoping for a big finish here to get his 2014 season up and running.

Tournament StatsResultRank
Stroke Average67.002
Driving Accuracy71.4%21
Driving Distance281 yds95
Greens in Reg80.6%8
Sand Saves0.0%101
Putts per GIR1.6214
Putts per Round29.030
1 Putts per Rnd8.0010
Tournament StatsResultRank
Par 3 Scoring2.755
Par 4 Scoring3.9617
Par 5 Scoring4.258
Eagles per Rnd0.009
Birdies per Rnd6.501
Pars per Rnd8.00-
Bogeys per Rnd3.5080
Others per Rnd0.001
Par 5's in 2070

Official Genworth Statistics Leaders

  • Stroke Average: 66.5
    Jbe KRUGER.
  • Driving Accuracy: 89.3%
    Adilson DA SILVA, Edoardo MOLINARI.
  • Driving Distance: 329 yards
    Byeong-hun AN.
  • Greens in Regulation: 94.4%
    Jbe KRUGER.
  • Scrambles: 81.8%
    Jyoti RANDHAWA.
  • Sand Saves: 100%
    30 players.
  • Putts per GIR: 1.545
    Javi COLOMO.
  • Putts per Round: 25.5
    Unho PARK.
  • 1 Putts: 22
    Unho PARK.

Other interesting statistics provided by the Genworth Stats Pack

  • Par 3 Scoring: 2.38
    Nacho ELVIRA, Brinson PAOLINI.
  • Par 4 Scoring: 3.83
    Wade ORMSBY, Andrew DODT.
  • Par 5 Scoring: 4.00
    Miguel Angel JIM√ČNEZ, Jaakko MAKITALO, Unho PARK, S.S.P CHOWRASIA, Joong-kyung MO, Scott HEND, Wen-yi HUANG W-Y.
  • Most Par 5 holes where green is hit in two shots: 2
    18 players.
  • Most shots holed from off the green: 2
    Duncan STEWART.
  • Least number of drop shots during the tournament: 2 bogeys
    Wade ORMSBY.
  • Most 3 Putts: 7
    Jens DANTORP.
  • Most Eagles: 1
    8 players.
  • Most Birdies: 13
    Stuart MANLEY.
  • Most Pars: 29
  • Most Bogeys: 13
    Max WONG (AM).
  • Most Others: 7
    Max TING (AM).

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