Who's who in golf - Hugh Baiocchi


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Name: - Hugh Baiocchi
Country: - South Africa
Born : - Aug 17, 1946
Original Home/Club: - Johannesburg, RSA
Occupation: - Professional golfer
Turned Pro: - 1971

Roll of Honour

Multiple European Tour, Champions Tour and international tours winner. (See Tournament listings).


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Current Champions Tour player. Played for 23 years on the European Tour.


Top tournaments won by Hugh Baiocchi

1998Snr AmericaComfort ClassicBrickyard Crossing196 (-20)$172,500
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].
1998Snr AmericaKroger Snr ClassicKings Island133 (-7)$165,000
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].
1997Snr AmericaPittsburgh Snr ClassicQuicksilver GC206 (-10)$165,000
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].
1990Men AfricaSouth African MastersStellenbosch GC281 (-7)
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].
1989Men EuropeMurphy's CupSt Pierre156 pts£33,000
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].
1983Men EuropeEnglish ClassicBelfry, The279 (-9)£15,000
Played as the State Express Classic (July 6-9). Baiocchi (RSA) beat Eamonn Darcy (Ire) and Mike Sullivan (USA) with a birdie at the first playoff hole. [Brabazon course, The Belfry, Wishaw, nr Birmingham].
1980Men AfricaSouth African PGAWanderers GC268
Played as the Lexington PGA Championship. Won by Baiocchi (RSA). [The Wanderers GC, Ilovo, Johannesburg, RSA].
1979Men EuropeEuropean MastersCrans-sur-Sierre275 (-5)£8,065
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].
1978Men AwardsOrder of Merit - Sunshine Tr
1978/79 South Africa Tour Order of Merit. Won for the second time in his career by Baiocchi (RSA).
1978Men AfricaSouth African OpenMowbray285 (-3)R7,200
Played as the Yellow Pages South African Open. Gavan Levenson (RSA) finished in second place behind Baiocchi (RSA). [Mowbray GC, Cape Town, Western Cape, RSA].
1977Men EuropeBritish Match PlayStoke Park6 & 5£4,000
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].
1976Men EuropeScand Ent'prise OpenRoyal Drottningholm271 (-17)£6,329
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].
1975Men EuropeDutch OpenHilversum279 (-9)£3,130
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].
1973Men EuropeEuropean MastersCrans-sur-Sierre278 (-2)£3,570
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].
1973Men AwardsOrder of Merit - Sunshine Tr
1973/74 South Africa Tour Order of Merit. Won by Baiocchi (RSA).

 

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