Stats Fact: Kiradech the sharp shooter

Tue 19 Nov 2013

Stats Fact: Kiradech the sharp shooter

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November 19:  Kiradech Aphibarnrat of Thailand continues to use his sharp-shooting game to his advantage as he currently leads the 2013 Asian Tour Stroke Average Category.
The current Order of Merit leader is leading in the rankings with 69.84 strokes per round, ahead of countryman Thongchai Jaidee (70.42) and Scott Hend (70.46) of Australia.
Hend, who has won three Asian Tour titles this season, continues to dominate the Driving Distance category with average drives of 315 yards. Lee Sung of Korea is in second place with an average of 313 yards while Steve Lewton of England is third with 309 yards.
Lee is presently the straightest driver as he heads the Fairways Hit with an accuracy of 76.92%. He leads from Adilson Da Silva of Brazil (75.63%) and Chris Rodgers of England (74.41%).
Meanwhile Thongchai, a three-time Order of Merit leader, is ahead in the Greens in Regulation category with a strike rate of 75.51%. Jbe Kruger of South Africa is in second place on 75.13% followed by Jyoti Randhawa of India on 72.22%.
Jeev Milkha Singh of India leads in the Putting Average category with an average of 27.47 putts per round. Siddikur of Bangladesh, winner of the 2013 Hero Indian Open, and Prayad Marksaeng are in second and third place respectively with average putts of 27.64 and 27.67 per round.
Siddikur is also the leader in the Birdies Category with a total of 245 birdies. Korean rising star Baek Seuk-hyun is second with 240 birdies followed by Anirban Lahiri of India with 238 birdie.