Powerful Hend leads Driving Average category

Wed 22 May 2013

Powerful Hend leads Driving Average category

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May 22: Scott Hend of Australia is back at the top of the Driving Average group, a category which he has dominated and won since 2009.
The big-hitting Australian, who won the Chiangmai Golf Classic presented by PTT in March, leads the category with an average drive of 316 yards while Chase Wright of the United States is second with a distance of 308 yards.
Kiradech Aphibarnrat of Thailand and Rory Hie of Indonesia shared third with average drives of 307 yards.
It is not surprise that Hend also leads in the same category on the European Tour and is ahead of Belgium’s Nicolas Colsaerts (304.7 yards) on the PGA Tour.
Adilson Da Silva of Brazil, who won in South Africa on Sunday, is currently the most accurate player off the tees where he has found 83% of fairways. Lee Sung (79%) of Korea and Mithun Perera (77%) of Sri Lanka are in second and third place respectively.
Da Silva is ahead of Henrik Stenson (72.02%) but is behind of Dylan Frittelli (87.5%) in accuracy. Stenson and Frittelli lead in the same category on the PGA Tour and European Tour respectively.
Jbe Kruger of South Africa might be small in size but is immensely accurate as he leads the Greens in Regulation category with an accuracy rate of 80%. Thai superstar Thongchai Jaidee, who finished second at the Volvo World Match Play championship on Sunday, is second on 78%. He is trailed closely by countryman Chapchai Nirat, who is third on 77%.
Compared to the category leader on the European Tour, Kruger trails Anthony Wall (81.7%) but is ahead of PGA Tour leader Stenson (73.38%).
In the Strokes Average category, Kiradech tops the group with 68.53 while Thongchai (69.79) and Prayad Marksaeng (69.82) of Thailand are in second and third place respectively.
Kiradech is ahead of Charl Schwartzel of South Africa, who leads in Europe in the same category with an average of 68.79 and Graeme McDowell, winner of the Volvo World Match Play Championship and leader of the category in the United States on 70.27.
Young Indian Khalin Joshi is ahead in the Putting Average category on 1.66 while Prayad (1.68) and Kiradech (1.69) are placed second and third.
Joshi trails Tiger Woods (1.25) and Michiel Bothma (1.63), the leaders of the same category on the PGA Tour and European Tour.
Korea’s Baek Seuk-hyun, currently sixth on the Order of Merit, leads the Birdie Leader category with a total of 121 birdies. Hend is placed second with 116 birdies while Siddikur is in third position with 113 birdies.
Ends.