Who's who: Hugh Baiocchi

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Who's who: Hugh Baiocchi

  • Name:

    Hugh John Baiocchi
  • Country:

    South Africa
  • Born:

    Aug 17, 1946 in Johannesburg, S Africa.
  • Original/Home Club:

  • Occupation:

    Professional golfer; golf course designer.
  • Turned Pro:

    1971

Roll of Honour

South African Amateur champion (1970). Multiple European Tour, Champions Tour and international wins.

Did you know?

Former South African Tour, European Tour and PGA Champions Tour player.

Top tournaments won by Hugh Baiocchi

1998
America
196 (-20)
$172,500
Comfort Inn

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Baiocchi, Hugh

Score

196 (-20)

Prize money

$172,500

Title sponsor

Comfort Inn

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].

1998
America
Kings Island
133 (-7)
$165,000
Kroger

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Baiocchi, Hugh

Venue

Kings Island

Score

133 (-7)

Prize money

$165,000

Title sponsor

Kroger

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].

1997
America
206 (-10)
$165,000
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Baiocchi, Hugh

Score

206 (-10)

Prize money

$165,000

Title sponsor

x

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].

1990
Africa
281 (-7)
Twee Jonge Gezellen

Category

Africa

Winner (holder)

Baiocchi, Hugh

Score

281 (-7)

Prize money

Title sponsor

Twee Jonge Gezellen

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].

1989
Europe
156 pts
£33,000
Murphy's

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Baiocchi, Hugh

Score

156 pts

Prize money

£33,000

Title sponsor

Murphy's

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].

1983
Europe
279 (-9)
£15,000
State Express

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Baiocchi, Hugh

Score

279 (-9)

Prize money

£15,000

Title sponsor

State Express

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].

Category

Africa

Winner (holder)

Baiocchi, Hugh

Score

268

Prize money

Title sponsor

Lexington

Played as the Lexington PGA Championship. Won by Baiocchi (RSA). [The Wanderers GC, Ilovo, Johannesburg, RSA].

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Baiocchi, Hugh

Score

275 (-5)

Prize money

£8,065

Title sponsor

x

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].

1978
Africa
285 (-3)
R7,200
Yellow Pages

Category

Africa

Winner (holder)

Baiocchi, Hugh

Score

285 (-3)

Prize money

R7,200

Title sponsor

Yellow Pages

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].

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Baiocchi, Hugh

Venue

Score

Prize money

Title sponsor

S Africa Tr

1978/79 South Africa Tour Order of Merit. Won for the second time in his career by Baiocchi (RSA).

1977
Europe
6 & 5
£4,000
Sun Alliance

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Baiocchi, Hugh

Score

6 & 5

Prize money

£4,000

Title sponsor

Sun Alliance

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].

1976
Europe
271 (-17)
£6,329
Scandinavian Enterprise

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Baiocchi, Hugh

Score

271 (-17)

Prize money

£6,329

Title sponsor

Scandinavian Enterprise

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].

1975
Europe
279 (-9)
£3,130
x

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Baiocchi, Hugh

Score

279 (-9)

Prize money

£3,130

Title sponsor

x

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].

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Baiocchi, Hugh

Venue

Score

Prize money

Title sponsor

S Africa Tr

1973/74 South Africa Tour Order of Merit. Won by Baiocchi (RSA).

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Baiocchi, Hugh

Score

278 (-2)

Prize money

£3,570

Title sponsor

x

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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