Victor Jean Hugo was born on this day in 1975 in Stellenbosch South Africa. A successful professional golfer on the Sunshine Tour and European Tour.
Hugo matriculated at Paul Roos Gymnasium in Stellenbosch, South Africa in 1994 and graduated three years later with a BA Degree from the University of Stellenbosch prior to becoming a professional golfer. He is the youngest son of organic chemist Professor Victor Hugo and Esme Hugo who were both active in sport and sport administration. He also excelled in rugby and cricket before choosing golf as a career.
Highlights of his amateur career included victory in the 1998 South African Amateur Championship and in the 1999 South African Amateur Stroke Play Championship.
Hugo played a few seasons on the European Tour and had his best season in 2001 when he finished 34th on the Order of Merit.
The South Africa’s last victory came at the 2011 Vodacom Origins of Golf Final on the Sunshine Tour.