Volvo China Open 2018: Stats for this week's European Tour event in Beijing

Alexander Levy: Winner at Topwin in 2017
Alexander Levy is seeking back-to-back China Open titles, as well as back-to-back wins on the European Tour
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The European Tour is off to China for the national open at Topwin. Before placing a bet, check out our course and current form stats supplied by Andy Swales...

"Alexander Levy has only competed twice since early February but four of his six starts during 2018 have yielded top 10s"

For a third time this month, the European Tour switches continent to tri-sanction this week's China Open north of Beijing.

Following tournaments in the United States, Spain and Morocco, the players now travel to the Far East for a one-off event in Asia.

Situated north of the Chinese capital, Topwin will be staging this event for the third time.

This Ian Woosnam-designed parkland course is located close to the Great Wall of China, in the hills of Huairou.

Opened in 2011, Topwin has water hazards on all but three holes, along with tricky undulating greens.

In addition to the European Tour, the China Open is being sanctioned by the Asian Tour and China Golf Association.

Asian Stars

Two of Asia's leading talents, Kiradech Aphibarnrat of Thailand and China's Hao Tong Li, are among the main contenders this week.

While Aphibarnrat missed the cut on his only appearance at Topwin 12 months ago, Li is a former champion at the course.

The 22-year-old won here in 2016 and then tied-for-11th when defending his title.

Li triumphed in Dubai during January, since when he hasn't finished inside the top 30 in six starts.

However, this should not be held against him in this moderately weak field, and he has had two weeks to recover from his trip to Augusta National where he made the cut and ended up a respectable tie-for-32nd.

Aphibarnrat is also teeing-up for the first time since The Masters, and the world No 32 has played well during 2018.

He won Down Under during February, before adding a brace of top-five finishes in WGC events.

In-Form Defending Champ

Reigning champion Alexander Levy arrives in China on the back of a well-earned victory in Morocco on Sunday.

The Frenchman has only competed twice since early February but four of his six starts during 2018 have yielded top 10s.

Levy is fifth for Greens in Regulation this season, on the European Tour, and when he triumphed in China last year was second in this category.

Another consistent performer is Dutchman Joost Luiten who tied-for-ninth at the Trophee Hassan II, alongside American Seung-Su Han.

The latter continues his speedy rise up the World Ranking and is currently at No 88 having been outside the top 500 at the beginning of 2017.

Han, who is making his Topwin debut, is currently inside the Tour's top 10 for Putting (GiR) and this could prove to be a key stat on Woosnam's undulating greens.

This week's event would be the perfect time for Jorge Campillo or Alexander Bjork to claim a maiden European Tour title.

Campillo tied-ninth at Topwin last year, while Bjork stood on the podium in north Africa at the weekend.

Both players have had a sprinkling of top-dozen finishes on the European Tour during the past four months.

And further down the pecking order is young Canadian Austin Connelly who impressed many with his solid performances in 2017.

Although the 21-year-old has struggled during the early months of this year, he showed glimpses of better form in Morocco where he crossed the finishing line in a tie-for-13th.

MC* - Missed Additional 54 Hole Cut

Position

  • 1–5
  • 6–15
  • 16–25
Player W16 W15 W14 W13 W12 W11 W10 W9 W8 W7 W6 W5
Kiradech Aphibarnrat 44 5 MC 1 5 68 1 27
Hao Tong Li 32 59 54 63 53 MC
Bernd Wiesberger 24 29 30 MC MC
Yuta Ikeda 14 MC MC 29 MC 46 39
Alexander Levy 1 36 4 55
Paul Dunne MC 2 8 5 55 MC
Julian Suri 58 8 29 MC 48 MC 68 MC
Shubhankar Sharma MC MC MC 59 7 9 MC MC 1
Joost Luiten 9 9 37 1 11
Hideto Tanihara 9 12 28 65 5
Seung-Su Han 9 21 52 5 13 4 58
Jorge Campillo 46 5 27 4 2
Chris Wood MC 54 48 13 2
Matt Wallace MC MC 1 19 44 MC
Thorbjorn Olesen 46 MC 10 MC
Wade Ormsby 52 25 50 26 MC
Shaun Norris 40 Wd 38 13 52 8 MC
Pablo Larrazabal MC 21 4 4 44 3
Nacho Elvira 22 3 40 39 MC MC
Ryan Fox 12 MC MC 26 3
Alexander Bjork 3 39 MC 19 12 MC
Paul Peterson MC MC 23 11 MC 11
Dean Burmester Dq 71 3 30 4 MC
Jordan Smith 52 MC MC 26 69
Nicolas Colsaerts MC 28 34
Scott Jamieson MC MC MC 7 61 17
Adrian Otaegui 19 12 10 12 39
Hyun Woo Ryu MC MC 59
Jazz Janewattananond 28 MC MC 40 39
Jeung-Hun Wang 13 MC 40 MC 26 62
Erik Van Rooyen 7 21 MC 10 59 18 52
Gaganjeet Bhullar MC MC MC 27
Renato Paratore 61 21 MC 4 MC MC
David Lipsky MC 67 48 77 17
Julien Guerrier MC 9 MC 38 MC 3 33
Jason Scrivener MC 73 40 19 MC 26 MC
Gavin Green MC 46 16 64 68 39
Matthieu Pavon MC MC 28 31 11
Poom Saksansin MC MC 45 21 MC
Scott Hend MC MC MC 70 56 MC
Lucas Herbert MC MC 3
Daisuke Kataoka MC MC 56 40 23
Aaron Rai 52 12 9 MC 19 37 26
Phachara Khongwatmai 66 MC MC MC 37 17
Haydn Porteous MC 48 MC 26 MC
Marcus Kinhult MC MC MC MC 3 16
Callum Shinkwin 13 28 19 56
Shiv Kapur 53 MC MC 23
Tapio Pulkkanen 36 21 MC MC 23
Adam Bland MC MC 18 MC MC 73 MC
Thomas Detry 19 MC 39 31 23
Ajeetesh Sandhu 10 40 MC MC
Andrew Dodt 32 MC MC 45 65 55
Marc Warren 46 5 53 53 63 67
Clement Sordet MC MC 12 54 MC 37
Panupol Pittayarat MC 16 55 23
Lucas Bjerregaard MC MC MC MC
Scott Vincent 4 MC 13 MC 38 26 39
Benjamin Hebert 13 63 61 9 17
Romain Wattel 52 19 MC 11
Jin Ho Choi MC 58 9 29 72 MC
Oliver Fisher 52 MC Wd 2 44 MC
Sam Brazel MC MC 16 MC
Brandon Stone 22 39 60 MC MC MC
Austin Connelly 13 63 80 62
Ryan Evans 46 MC 34 21 61 53 33
Miguel Tabuena 14 MC MC
Micah Lauren Shin 51 MC
SSP Chawrasia 40 MC MC 53 55
Nino Bertasio 59 34 MC MC MC 51 5
Pedro Oriol 29 39 8 MC
Lee Slattery 32 MC MC 31 MC
Thongchai Jaidee MC 73 MC 53 51 39
Rattanon Wannasrichan 4 Wd 58 70
Sam Horsfield MC MC 14 2 MC MC 4
Chase Koepka MC MC Wd 53 MC 58
Adrien Saddier MC MC 62 MC MC MC
Joakim Lagergren 3 MC 45 MC MC
James Morrison MC MC 16 45 MC
Jens Dantorp MC 67 16 21 MC 59 73
Maximilian Kieffer 41 12 48 MC 23 11
Richard Bland MC MC MC 74 MC
Gregory Bourdy 62 46 54 MC 31 MC
Brett Rumford MC 5 62 MC 40
Marcus Fraser 22 46 60 29 13 MC
Daniel Nisbet MC 1 11 16 MC
Ashun Wu 29 34 53 28 MC
Sihwan Kim 4 46 3 MC 62
Chris Hanson 41 MC MC 53 MC MC*
Marcel Siem 19 MC 28 MC MC*
Oliver Farr MC MC MC MC 39 59
Mikko Ilonen 3 61 26
Adilson Da Silva MC 14 29 MC 11 13 MC MC
Steven Brown 65 MC 16 MC 39 MC 49
Edoardo Molinari MC MC 57 72 16 MC
Arjun Atwal 44 MC MC 34
Gregory Havret MC MC 23 4 MC
Ricardo Gouveia 59 52 16 29 61 MC
Nicholas Fung 14 19 48 33 MC*
Lasse Jensen MC MC Wd MC MC
Khalin H Joshi MC 40 5
Carlos Pigem MC MC MC MC MC MC*
Jason Norris Wd 58 MC MC MC 70
Johannes Veerman 40 MC 29 MC MC
Alvaro Quiros 2 MC 19 MC MC
Wen-Chong Liang MC 31 40 MC
Bowen Xiao MC 18 MC 42 Wd MC
Matteo Manassero 46 39 57 MC 31 55
Zander Lombard MC MC MC MC 65 21
Ashley Chesters MC MC 30 MC 45 MC
Daniel Brooks 66 MC Wd MC Wd
Scott Fernandez MC MC 34 MC 19 37 MC
Bradley Neil MC 58 MC MC 63 77
Richard T Lee MC Wd
Shih-Chang Chan MC MC 25 34
Daniel Im MC MC MC 77 53 73
Pavit Tangkamolprasert 28 MC 29 18 MC
Yan Wei Liu 25 MC 14 22 10 36 MC
Wei-Chih Lu 49 MC
Masahiro Kawamura 4 23 10 19
Raphael Jacquelin 41 MC MC MC 53 44
Yi Cao 15 48 9 1 40 21
Rak Hyun Cho MC 12 MC 34 MC 65
Soomin Lee Dq MC 53 48 74 37 39
Zhang Hui Lin 15 10 9 24 31 31
Blake Snyder 11
David Gleeson 53
John Michael O`Toole 29 MC
Rahil Gangjee 1 MC
Jeev Milkha Singh MC
Yu Xin Lin MC MC
Wei-Huang Wu
Lian Wei Zhang 49
Zihao Chen 40 MC 59 MC MC MC
Jin Zhang 36 7 MC MC MC
Daxing Jin 30 Wd MC 5 7
Xin Yang Li MC 23 MC MC 66
Xue Wen Luo 36 23 31 57 MC
Huang Wen Yi 47 MC 45 16 21 MC
Lu Sen Lien Wd 36
Zihan She MC MC 14 31 34 MC
Shao Cai He 19 57 MC 49 MC
Dong Su MC MC MC MC
Ze Hao Liu MC MC
Xu Wang MC MC MC
Chang Ping Chen 42 60 61 18 MC 53
Chun Liu Wd MC 40
Zheng Ouyang MC Wd 66
Shi Yu Fan MC MC MC MC 31
Rong Jian Tang 57 MC 47 MC MC
Tuxuan Wu 1 MC MC MC 42 21
Yinong Yang MC Wd MC MC MC MC
Guo Wu Zhou 47 MC 68 Wd 73
Ding Gen Chen MC MC MC MC
Wei Yu Zhu MC 31 MC 31
Guxin Chen 31 MC MC
Jian Feng Ye Wd MC MC 7
Ze Yu He MC MC 55 MC
Dong Yu Wang Wd MC
Hongfu Wu MC MC 51 31 27 27
Cheng Yao Ma MC MC 47
Hai Meng Chao MC MC MC MC 49
Xue Feng Yao
Xiao Li Wang MC
Xiao Zhong Chen MC 63 45 MC
Andrea Pavan 3 21 MC 13 16 15
Player 2017 2016
Kiradech Aphibarnrat MC
Hao Tong Li 11 1
Bernd Wiesberger 4 28
Yuta Ikeda
Alexander Levy 1 28
Paul Dunne
Julian Suri
Shubhankar Sharma
Joost Luiten 31 44
Hideto Tanihara
Seung-Su Han
Jorge Campillo 9 34
Chris Wood 4
Matt Wallace
Thorbjorn Olesen 31 15
Wade Ormsby MC
Shaun Norris
Pablo Larrazabal 3 MC
Nacho Elvira 36 MC
Ryan Fox MC 63
Alexander Bjork MC
Paul Peterson 42
Dean Burmester 65 MC
Jordan Smith MC
Nicolas Colsaerts 42 15
Scott Jamieson MC
Adrian Otaegui MC MC
Hyun Woo Ryu
Jazz Janewattananond
Jeung-Hun Wang 59 MC
Erik Van Rooyen
Gaganjeet Bhullar MC
Renato Paratore 18 34
David Lipsky 24 9
Julien Guerrier
Jason Scrivener MC 44
Gavin Green
Matthieu Pavon
Poom Saksansin
Scott Hend MC 6
Lucas Herbert
Daisuke Kataoka
Aaron Rai
Phachara Khongwatmai 18 MC
Haydn Porteous MC 19
Marcus Kinhult MC
Callum Shinkwin MC
Shiv Kapur
Tapio Pulkkanen
Adam Bland
Thomas Detry 48
Ajeetesh Sandhu
Andrew Dodt MC
Marc Warren 53
Clement Sordet
Panupol Pittayarat
Lucas Bjerregaard 56 3
Scott Vincent
Benjamin Hebert 13 21
Romain Wattel 24 15
Jin Ho Choi 64 MC
Oliver Fisher Dq
Sam Brazel 48
Brandon Stone 18
Austin Connelly
Ryan Evans
Miguel Tabuena MC
Micah Lauren Shin
SSP Chawrasia 36 MC
Nino Bertasio MC
Pedro Oriol
Lee Slattery MC 34
Thongchai Jaidee 48
Rattanon Wannasrichan MC
Sam Horsfield
Chase Koepka
Adrien Saddier
Joakim Lagergren MC 21
James Morrison 31 MC
Jens Dantorp
Maximilian Kieffer MC 48
Richard Bland MC 3
Gregory Bourdy MC 21
Brett Rumford 59 34
Marcus Fraser
Daniel Nisbet
Ashun Wu 24 60
Sihwan Kim
Chris Hanson
Marcel Siem 42 3
Oliver Farr
Mikko Ilonen 36 MC
Adilson Da Silva
Steven Brown
Edoardo Molinari MC
Arjun Atwal
Gregory Havret MC 13
Ricardo Gouveia 36 Dq
Nicholas Fung
Lasse Jensen Wd
Khalin H Joshi
Carlos Pigem MC
Jason Norris 48 MC
Johannes Veerman
Alvaro Quiros MC
Wen-Chong Liang
Bowen Xiao MC
Matteo Manassero 36 MC
Zander Lombard
Ashley Chesters
Daniel Brooks 39
Scott Fernandez
Bradley Neil
Richard T Lee
Shih-Chang Chan
Daniel Im MC
Pavit Tangkamolprasert
Yan Wei Liu MC MC
Wei-Chih Lu
Masahiro Kawamura
Raphael Jacquelin 13 56
Yi Cao 24 MC
Rak Hyun Cho 24
Soomin Lee 9 MC
Zhang Hui Lin MC MC
Blake Snyder MC
David Gleeson
John Michael O`Toole
Rahil Gangjee
Jeev Milkha Singh MC MC
Yu Xin Lin Ret MC
Wei-Huang Wu MC 63
Lian Wei Zhang MC MC
Zihao Chen MC MC
Jin Zhang MC MC
Daxing Jin MC MC
Xin Yang Li MC MC
Xue Wen Luo MC MC
Huang Wen Yi MC MC
Lu Sen Lien MC
Zihan She 62 MC
Shao Cai He MC Ret
Dong Su MC Wd
Ze Hao Liu
Xu Wang MC
Chang Ping Chen
Chun Liu Ret
Zheng Ouyang MC MC
Shi Yu Fan MC
Rong Jian Tang MC
Tuxuan Wu
Yinong Yang MC
Guo Wu Zhou MC
Ding Gen Chen MC Dq
Wei Yu Zhu
Guxin Chen
Jian Feng Ye MC MC
Ze Yu He MC MC
Dong Yu Wang MC
Hongfu Wu 67
Cheng Yao Ma
Hai Meng Chao MC MC
Xue Feng Yao
Xiao Li Wang
Xiao Zhong Chen
Andrea Pavan
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