Stats Fact: Numbers game

Thu 12 Mar 2015

Stats Fact: Numbers game

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March 12: Anirban Lahiri’s sharp-shooting game has been the main essence to his highly successful season so far on the Asian Tour.
The Indian ace won the Maybank Malaysian Open and Hero Indian Open, both events sanctioned by the Asian Tour and European Tour, and part of his success is due to his accuracy.
He leads the Asian Tour’s Stroke Average category with 68.92 strokes per round, ahead of Thongchai Jaidee of Thailand (69.50) and Richard T. Lee of Canada (69.64).
Meanwhile Scott Hend takes his place atop the Driving Distance category with average drives of 307 yards.
Lahiri also leads in the Birdies Category with a total of 70 birdies, 17 more than second placed Nathan Holman of Australia. Richard T. Lee of Canada sits in third position after notching 50 birdies.
The powerful Australian, who has won this award on multiple occasions, is ahead of Piya Swangarunporn, a former long-hitting champion in Thailand, and Abhijit Chadha of India, who both average 305 yards off the tees.
India’s Amardip Malik is presently the straightest hitter as he leads in the Fairways Hit category with an accuracy of 85.71%. He leads from Chinese Taipei’s Hung Chien-yao and Mithun Perera of Sri Lanka who are tied on 83.04%.
In the Greens in Regulation category, Javi Colomo of Spain, Yeh Wei-tze of Chinese Taipei and Ben Leong of Malaysia are tied at the top with a strike rate of 75%.
In the Putting Average category, Asia’s first Major champion Y.E. Yang of Korea currently wields the hottest putter on the Asian Tour as he leads in the group with an average of 25.50 putts per round.
Daniel Chopra of Sweden and Manav Jaini of India are tied for second with average putts of 26.25.
A total of 10 players preserve a 100% record in the sand saves category. Andrew Dodt of Australia, winner of the True Thailand Classic presented by Black Mountain in February, share the spot alongside countryman Adam Groom, India’s Shubhankar Sharma, Angad Cheema and Digvijay Singh.
Thailand’s Gunn Charoenkul, Poosit Supupramai, Poom Saksansin and Anthony Kang of the United States are also tied at the top.
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