MIL­LION RAND BREAK­THROUGH FOR HUGO

Golf Digest (South Africa) - - Sunshine Tour -

JEAN HUGO is one of the most ex­pe­ri­enced and suc­cess­ful home-based play­ers on the Sun­shine Tour. He has made 273 tour­na­ment ap­pear­ances in 15 years, won 15 ti­tles, and his of­fi­cial ca­reer earn­ings ex­ceed R8 mil­lion. Yet 2014 was a land­mark sea­son for him in that he broke through the mil­lion-rand mile­stone in a sea­son for the first time. Now 39, Hugo earned R1.4 mil­lion in 2014 to fin­ish 11th on the Or­der of Merit. That doesn’t in­clude a R285 000 bonus for do­ing well in the last Chase to the In­vestec Cup. The big dif­fer­ence for the for­mer Stel­len­bosch prod­uct was that he played con­sis­tently well in the co-sanc­tioned tour­na­ments for the first time, earn­ing six-fig­ure cheques in four of them. His big­gest sin­gle pay­day, though, of R257 000, came in the Di­men­sion Data Pro-Am at Fan­court, where he tied for sec­ond place. Hugo played in all 25 tour­na­ments, and missed just one cut, at the Wild Waves Chal­lenge.

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