Name:Barry Douglas Lane
Lived:[1960-2022]. Born June 21, 1960 in Hayes, Middlesex, England. Died on Dec 31, 2022 (aged 62).
Original/Home Club:Downshire GC, Bracknell.
Turned Pro:1976 (aged 16)
Ryder Cup player (1993). European Tour wins (5) and multiple wins on the European Snr Tour. World Championship of Golf winner (1995).
Lane turned professional in 1976 aged 16, becoming an Assistant Professional at his local Downshire Golf Club, near Bracknell in Berkshire. During this time he won the PGA Assistants' Championship in 1983 and subsequently that year the World Assistants' Championship in Florida.
After one or two unsuccessful attempts at Q-School, Lane became a regular player on the European Tour from 1986, recording his first win in 1988 in the Scottish Open Championship. In addition to his total of five wins on the European Tour, he also won the first Andersen Consulting World Championship of Golf in 1995, collecting the then huge first-prize of $1,000,000. This event was a precursor to the WGC Accenture Match Play, first played in 1999.
After turning fifty, Lane enjoyed great success on the European Senior Tour. He chalked-up eight wins, and quietly cemented his reputation as an excellent ball-striker. Recognised as one of golf's most popular and amiable figures, Lane sadly passed away after a short illness aged 62.
Played as the Senior Italian Open (May 30-Jun 1). Barry Lane (Eng) beat Marc Farry (Fra) with a birdie at the second playoff hole (par-4 18th). [GC Udine / Villaverde Resort, Fagagna, nr Udine, Italy].
Played as the inaugural MCB Tour Championship - Madagascar (Nov 29-Dec 1; first of three European Senior Tour final series events). Second-placed Juan Quirós (Esp) and Jean-François Remésy (Fra) finished 1 shot behind Barry Lane (Eng). [International GC Du Rova, Andakana, nr Antananarivo, Madagascar].
Played as the Willow Senior Golf Classic (Aug 25-27). Second-placed Gary Orr (Scot) finished 5 shots behind Barry Lane (Eng). Lane's 12-under-par 60 in his second round, established a new record low score and low round to par for the European Senior Tour. [Hanbury Manor CC, Ware, Herts].
Played as the MCB Tour Championship (Dec 9-11; European Senior Tour season-ending event). Second-placed Paul Broadhurst (Eng) finished 1 shot behind Barry Lane (Eng), who recorded his fifth win on the Tour. [Legend course, Constance Belle Mare Plage, Post de Flacq, Mauritius].
Played as the Speedy Services Wales Senior Open (Aug 24-26). Second-placed Philip Golding (Eng) finished 1 shot behind Lane (Eng). [Conwy (Caernarvonshire) GC, Conwy, N Wales].
Played as the Cleveland Golf/Srixon Scottish Senior Open (Aug 19-21). Second-placed Gary Koch (USA) finished 2 shots behind defending champion Barry Lane (Eng). [Torrance course, Fairmont St Andrews, Fife].
Played as the Casa Serena Open (Sept 16-18). Second-placed Peter Fowler (Aus) finished 2 shots behind Lane (Eng). [Casa Serena Golf, Kutná Hora, Czech Republic].
Played as the Cleveland Golf/Srixon Scottish Senior Open (Aug 20-22). Second-placed Jim Rhodes (Eng) and defending champion Glenn Ralph (Eng) finished 4 shots behind first-time European Snr Tour winner Barry Lane (Eng). [Torrance course, Fairmont St Andrews, Fife].
Played as the Daily Telegraph Damovo British Masters (May 6-9). Second-placed Ángel Cabrera (Arg) and Eduardo Romero (Arg) finished 3 shots behind Lane (Eng), who recorded his first European Tour win for over ten years. [Arden course, Forest of Arden CC, Meriden, nr Birmingham].
Played as the inaugural Andersen Consulting World Championship of Golf (Dec 30/31; four-player final event that followed four regional qualifiers played earlier in the season). Lane (Eng) beat David Frost (RSA) by 2 holes in the 36-hole final. Previous day's semi-finals: Lane bt Massy Kuramoto (Jpn) 2-up; Frost bt Mark McCumber (USA) 2 and 1. [Grayhawk GC, Scottsdale, AZ].
Played as the Turespana Open de Baleares (March 10-13). Second-placed and defending champion Jim Payne (Eng) finished 2 shots behind Lane (Eng). [Golf Son Vida, nr Palma, Mallorca].
Played as the Canon European Masters (combined with the Swiss Open). Second-placed Seve Ballesteros (Esp) and Miguel Angel Jimenez (Esp) finished 1 shot behind Lane (Eng). [GC Crans-sur-Sierre, Crans-Montana, Switzerland].
Played as the Mercedes German Masters (Oct 1-4). Second-placed Ian Woosnam (Wales), Rodger Davis (Aus) and defending champion Bernhard Langer (Ger) finished 2 shots behind Lane (Eng). [Stuttgarter GC Solitude, Mönsheim, nr Stuttgart].
Played as Bell's Scottish Open (July 6-9). Second-placed Sandy Lyle (Scot) and José Rivero (Esp) finished 3 shots behind 27-year-old Barry Lane (Eng), who recorded his first European Tour win. [Gleneagles Hotel, Auchterarder, Perthshire].
Equity & Law
Played as the inaugural Equity & Law Challenge (Oct 12/13; unofficial Eurpn Tr money event over 36 holes; pts accumulated based on eagles and birdies). Second-placed Bill Malley (USA) finished 1 point behind Lane (Eng), who recorded a total of 13 birdies and an eagle. [Composite course, Royal Mid-Surrey GC, Richmond, Surrey].
Played as the Jamaica Open (Nov 9-12). Second-placed Jeff Lewis (USA) finished 1 shot behind Lane (Eng). [Caymanas G&CC, nr Spanish Town, Jamaica].
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