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Hugh Baiocchi

  • Birthplace: Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Residence: Cape Town, South Africa
  • Birthdate: August 17, 1946
  • Age: 60
  • Turned Pro: 1971
  • College: University of Witwatersrand
  • Eligibility Code: 21

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Player Notes

Baiocchi (pronounced ”Bye-OCK-ee”) credits his father as the person who most influenced his career. . . Was a scratch player by the age of 15, was a member of the European Tour from 1971 to 1993; finishing runner-up to Seve Ballesteros on the 1977 money list. . . Competed in three Masters, represented South Africa on the World Cup in 1973, '77, '79 . . Winner of 11 events on the South African PGA Tour, including the 1980 South African PGA Championship. . . Winner of seven European Tour events, including the 1971 and '79 Swiss Open, 1976 Dutch Open, 1976 Scandinavian Open; 1979 Great Britain PGA Match Play Championship, 1983 State Express Classic and 1989 Murphy's Cup.

Career Victories

Champions Tour
3 - 1997 Pittsburgh Senior Classic, 1998 Comfort Classic, Kroger Senior Classic.

Other
20 - 1968 Brazil Amateur Championship. 1970 South African Amateur Championship. 1973 Western Province Open, South Africa International Classic. 1973 Swiss Open. 1974 ICL Transvaal Open. 1976 Scandinavian Enterprise Open, Rhodesian Dunlop Masters, Swaziland Holiday Inns Invitational, Transvaal Open. 1977 Sun Alliance PGA Match-Play Championship. 1978 South African Open. 1979 Swiss Open. 1980 Zimbabwe Open, South African PGA, Vaal Reefs Open. 1983 State Express Classic. 1989 Murphy's Cup, Twee Jongegezellen Masters.

Career Summary

1997 Champions Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 35; Top-10 finishes - 13; scoring average - 70.86 (ranked 12th); money - $1,183,959 (ranked 5th); Winner, at Comfort Classic and Kroger Senior Classic.

1999 Champions Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 35; Top-10 finishes - 10; scoring average - 70.86 (ranked 20th); money - $754,046 (ranked 21st); best finish, 6th, AT&T Canada Senior Open Championship.

2000 Champions Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 36; Top-10 finishes - 4; scoring average - 71.41 (ranked 40th); money - $499,608 (ranked 37th); best finish -5th, AT&T Canada Senior Open Championship and Royal Caribbean Classic. Withdrew from the Boone Valley Classic after the 2nd round and had emergency appendectomy. Returned to play the SBC Senior Open just after taking only a week off.

2001 Champions Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 34; Top-10 finishes - 3; scoring average - 71.38 (ranked 30th); money - $693,131 (ranked 30th); best finish -T2nd, TD Waterhouse Championship.

2002 Champions Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 32; Top-10 finishes - 2; scoring average - 72.23 (ranked 60th); money - $341,909 (ranked 52nd); best finish, T-7th NFL Golf Classic.

2003 Champions Tour Summary
tournaments entered -26; top 10 finishes -4; scoring average - 71.03 (ranked 31st); money - $475,512 (ranked 39th); best finish - T-6th Music City Championship at Gaylord Opryland & Kroger Classic.

2004 Champions Tour Summary
tournaments entered - 26; top 10 finishes - 1; scoring average - 72.78 (ranked 65th); money - $327,791 (ranked 50th); best finish - 3rd MasterCard Classic.

2005 Champions Tour Summary
tournaments entered - 22; top 10 finishes - 0; scoring average - 73.23 (ranked 72nd); money - $91,271 (ranked 83rd); best finish - T-2nd Baylor Advantage Pro-Am.

2006 Champions Tour Summary
tournaments entered - 17; top 10 finishes - 0; scoring average - 73.26 (ranked 73rd); money - $100,962 (ranked 81st); best finish - T21st Puerto Vallarta Blue Agave Golf Classic.

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