Sharp-shooting Thongchai leads in GIR stats

Thu 19 Jun 2014

Sharp-shooting Thongchai leads in GIR stats

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June 19: Thongchai Jaidee of Thailand is enjoying a great 2014 season and the stats suggest that it comes down to his sharp-shooting game as he leads on the Asian Tour’s Greens in Regulation (GIR) category.
Thongchai, who holds an unprecedented three Asian Tour Order of Merit crowns, leads the GIR category with a strike rate of 77.78% while Englishman Simon Griffiths trails in second on 76.54% followed by Wade Ormsby of Australia on 75.69%.
Little known William Sjaichudin of Indonesia has the surprise lead in the Driving Distance category with average drives of 312.25 yards. He is ahead of Michael Tran (307.13 yards) of Vietnam and the winner of this category in 2013, Scott Hend (307.10) of Australia.
Sri Lanka’s Anura Rohana is presently the straightest driver as he heads the Fairways Hit category with an accuracy of 94.17%. He leads from Koreans Lee Sung (85.71%) and Shin Hyuk-chul (81.25%).
Reigning Asian Tour Order of Merit winner Kiradech Aphibarnrat of Thailand is ahead in the Stroke Average category with 69.50 strokes per round, in front of Thongchai (69.63) and Anirban Lahiri (69.92) of India.
In the Putting Average category, Thailand’s Thanyakon Khrongpha currently wields the hottest putter on the Asian Tour as he leads in the group with an average of 27.17 putts per round.
Arnond Vongvanij of Thailand and Siddikur Rahman of Bangladesh are in second and third place respectively with average putts of 27.32 and 27.38 per round.
In the Birdies category, Lahiri leads with a total of 102 birdies, a mere two birdies ahead of second placed Antonio Lascuna of the Philippines. S.S.P. Chowrasia of India sits in third position after notching 99 birdies.
Ends.