Name:Hugh John Baiocchi
Born:Aug 17, 1946 in Johannesburg, S Africa.
Occupation:Professional golfer; golf course designer.
South African Amateur champion (1970). Multiple European Tour, Champions Tour and international wins.
Former South African Tour, European Tour and PGA Champions Tour player.
Played as the Comfort Classic at the Brickyard (Sept 11-13). Second-placed Bruce Summerhays (USA) finished 2 shots behind Baiocchi (RSA). [Brickyard Crossing GC, Indianapolis, IN].
Played as the Kroger Senior Classic (Sept 118-20). Baiocchi (RSA) beat Bob Charles (NZ), Frank Conner (USA), Larry Nelson (USA) and Bruce Summerhays (USA) with a birdie at the second playoff hole, to record the last of his three Snr PGA Tour wins. Reduced to 36 holes from 54 due to bad weather. [Grizzly course, Golf Ctr at Kings Island, Mason, Ohio].
Played as the Pittsburgh Senior Classic (Aug 29-31). First-time Snr PGA Tour winner Baiocchi (RSA) beat Bob Duval (USA) with a par at the sixth playoff hole. [Quicksilver GC, Midway, nr Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania].
Played as the Twee Jonge Gezellen Masters (Jan 1990; S Africa Tour 1989/90 season). Second-placed Rick Hartmann (USA), Ernie Els (RSA) and Tertius Claassens (RSA) finished in second place behind Baiocchi (RSA). [Stellenbosch GC, Western Cape, RSA].
Played as the inaugural Murphy's Cup (Aug 16-19; based on a stableford scoring format). Second-placed John Bland (RSA) and Jeff Hawkes (RSA) finished 2 pts behind Baiocchi (RSA), who recorded the last of his seven European Tour wins. [Old course, St Pierre Hotel & CC, Chepstow, South Wales].
Played as the State Express Classic (July 6-9). Hugh Baiocchi (RSA) beat Eamonn Darcy (Ire) and Mike Sullivan (USA) with a birdie at the first playoff hole, to record the last of his six European Tour wins. [Brabazon course, The Belfry, Wishaw, nr Birmingham].
Played as the Lexington PGA Championship. Won by Baiocchi (RSA). [The Wanderers GC, Ilovo, Johannesburg, RSA].
Played as the Swiss Open. Second-placed Antonio Garrido (Esp), Dale Hayes (RSA) and Delio Lovato (Ita) finished 5 shots behind Baiocchi (RSA). [GC Crans-sur-Sierre, Crans-Montana, Switzerland].
Played as the Yellow Pages South African Open. Gavan Levenson (RSA) finished in second place behind Baiocchi (RSA). [King David Mowbray GC, Cape Town, Western Cape, RSA; at the time known as Mowbray GC].
S Africa Tr
1978/79 South Africa Tour Order of Merit. Won for the second time in his career by Baiocchi (RSA).
Played as the Sun Alliance Match Play Championship (May 18-21). Baiocchi (RSA) beat Brian Huggett (Wales) 6 and 5 in the 18-hole final. [Stoke Park CC, Stoke Poges, Bucks].
Played as the Scandinavian Enterprise Open (July 15-18). Second-placed Eamonn Darcy (Ire) finished 2 shots behind Baiocchi (RSA). [Royal Drottningholm GC, nr Stockholm; at the time known as Drottningholm GC].
Played as the Dutch Open (Aug 7-10). In a South African dominated Dutch Open, second-placed Dale Hayes (RSA) and Simon Hobday (RSA) finished 2 shots behind Baiocchi (RSA), who claimed his second European Tour win. [Hilversumsche GC, Hilversum, nr Amsterdam].
S Africa Tr
1973/74 South Africa Tour Order of Merit. Won by Baiocchi (RSA).
Played as the Swiss Open. Second-placed Eddie Polland (N.Ire) and Jack Newton (Aus) finished 1 shot behind Baiocchi (RSA). [GC Crans-sur-Sierre, Crans-Montana, Switzerland].
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