Golf: Payne's painful lesson
Saturday 13 March 1993
Now seven days later at the Turespana Balearic Open, Payne finds himself sharing second place at the half-way stage with the South African, Ian Palmer, and Joakim Haeggman, of Sweden, following a second-round 66 for a five-under-par total of 139, one stroke behind the leader, Steen Tinning, of Denmark.
Payne, the 1992 Rookie of the Year, believes he is a wiser man for last week's wayward third round of 78. 'I think I have learned quite a bit from that,' said the former Walker Cup player, who looks certain to win a tournament sooner rather than later.
'It was too easy to let the mind wander and I spent too much time looking at the leaderboards instead of concentrating on my own game. With a three-stroke lead it's almost inevitable that you start to look ahead and it happened to me. I am pleased to be in contention again so soon because I don't think I will let it happen again.'
Meanwhile Tinning, the 30- year-old Danish player, who is based on the Costa del Sol, returned a second succcessive round of 69 for his leading score of 138. Ronan Rafferty, of Ireland, and the Scot, Stephen McAllister, who both finished on 140 after two 70s, remained in touch with the leaders. McAllister had a chance to join Payne at five under, but bogeyed the final hole.
TURESPANA BALEARIC OPEN (Santa Ponsa, Majorca) Leading second-round scores (GB or Irl unless stated): 138 S Tinning (Den) 69 69. 139 J Payne 73 66; J Haeggman (Swe) 72 67; I Palmer (SA) 71 68. 140 R Rafferty 70 70; A Gillner (Swe) 71 69; S McAllister 70 70; G J Turner (NZ) 70 70. 141 S Richardson 72 69; O Karlsson (Swe) 73 68; F Nobilo (NZ) 72 69. 142 M Bescanceney (Fr) 74 68; M Guzman (Arg) 71 71; R Chapman 72 70; E Romero (Arg) 71 71; F Lindgren (Swe) 70 72; D Cooper 70 72; J Parnevik (Swe) 70 72; J Spence 71 71; A Sherborne 72 70; J van de Velde (Fr) 72 70; J M Olazabal (Sp) 71 71; M Jiminez (Sp) 73 69; R Goosen (SA) 71 71. 143 M Clayton (Aus) 71 72; R Alvarez (Arg) 69 74; M Mouland 74 69; G Evans 70 73; C Rocca (It) 73 70; I Garbutt 72 71; P Baker 70 73; S Field 71 72; J Rystrom (Swe) 70 73; C Moody 77 66; M Davis 71 72; R Mackenzie (Chile) 74 69. 144 D R Jones 76 68; E O'Connell 69 75; D Smyth 72 72; P Lawrie 71 73; W Riley (Aus) 74 70; P Broadhurst 72 72; M Sunesson (Swe) 72 72.
sportLiverpool 5 Norwich City 1: Uruguayan striker has now scored 11 league goals against the club
arts + entsOlivier-nominated actor and singer is set to star in Lloyd Webber's musical about the Profumo affair
filmWith more than 70 per cent of early films lost, archivists are scouring the world to preserve the precious examples that remain
sportUnder-10s football coach sacked for telling parents he was 'only interested in winning'
techA piece of new hi-tech kit aims to get us scribbling again
indybestMake getting out of the wrong side of bed on cold winter mornings a thing of the past with our selection of night-time covers
life + styleClarissa Baldwin is the brains behind the slogan 'A Dog is for Life not just for Christmas'
Latest in Sport
Arsenal 2 Hull City 0 match report: Nicklas Bendtner back in the goals as superb Arsenal march on at the top
Liverpool 5 Norwich City 1 match report: Sublime Luis Suarez tears Norwich apart once again
Fulham 1 Tottenham Hotspur 2 match report: Andre Villas-Boas masterstroke helps Spurs edge Rene Meulensteen's battling Fulham
David Moyes admits Manchester United face tough task to retain their title
Manchester United 0 Everton 1 match report: David Moyes misery as Roberto Martinez pulls off the elusive victory
- 1 North Korea: Kim Jong Un 'sacks powerful uncle and has his aides executed'
- 2 The hardwired difference between male and female brains could explain why men are 'better at map reading'
- 3 Is this the scariest advert ever? Japanese tyre commercial comes with its own disclaimer and health warning
- 4 A forgotten episode in Russian history leaves links with the Philippines
- 5 ‘Put it in my mouth’: Viewers outraged by apparent reference to oral sex in VIP e-cig advert
£50000 - £70000 per annum + London: Harrington Starr: Senior Automation QA Eng...
£35000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits : Harrington Starr: SQL 2008 R2/2012 Deve...
£38000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits: Pro-Recruitment Group: Creative Audit Se...
£45000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits: Harrington Starr: SQL Developer (TSQL, P...