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    Frank Alafoginis
    Frank Alafoginis
    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Potomac, Md.

    High School:
    Winston Churchill H.S.

    Birthdate:
    02/04/1986

    AT ILLINOIS
    2007-08:
    Competed in the Fighting Illini Spring Invite, placing 24th with rounds of 81 and 77

    2006-07: Competed in five tournaments on the year, ranking fifth on the team with a 77.33 stroke average ... Recorded season-high finish and season-low tournament score at the Fighting Illini Invitational, finishing 45th with a score of 229 ... Carded a season-low round of 73 during the second round of the Louisiana Classics ... Earned third Varsity "I" award.

    2005-06: Played in eight tournaments on the season, ranking fifth on the team with a 75.5 stroke average ... Recorded career-best finish and first career top-10 finish at the Bruce Fossum Invitational, tying for seventh place at even par ... Carded a pair of career-low 70s during the spring, during the first round of the Fossum Invite and the first round of the Big Ten Championships ... Registered a career-best 54-hole score of 215 at the Arizona State Thunderbird Invite ... Carded four even-par rounds and two rounds under par on the year ... Earned second Varsity "I" award.

    2004-05: Competed in three tournaments during the fall ... Illinois' second finisher at the Inverness Intercollegiate, tying for 21st place ... Shot a season-low round of 71 during the final round of the Inverness Intercollegiate ... Earned first Varsity "I" award.

    High School
    Earned four varsity letters in golf and one in basketball ... Two-time AJGA honorable mention All-American ... Four-time first-team All-Metropolitan Team selection ... Helped lead Winston Churchill High School to back-to-back Class 4A State Championships during his junior and senior years ... 2003 Washington Metropolitan Golf Association Junior Golfer of the Year.

    Personal
    Born Feb. 4, 1986 ... Son of Arthur and Joanne Alafoginis ... Majoring in sport management ... Hobbies include playing basketball and listening to music ... Lists basketball as his favorite sport other than golf.

    Getting to Know Alafoginis
    Favorite place on campus: Demirjian Indoor Facility
    What I've learned from Coach Small: I've learned a lot about how to approach the game mentally. I have also greatly improved my short game in my three years here
    Favorite golfer: Sergio Garcia
    Favorite sports team: Washington Redskins
    Favorite golf course: Inverness Country Club
    Favorite class at Illinois and who taught it: Commercialization of Sports with Michael Raycraft
    Favorite major: The U.S. Open, because of its prestige and the courses it is played on. I had a chance to go watch Patrick Nagle, who played at Winged Foot last summer, and the atmosphere was amazing. I hope to play in an open someday myself

    What's in the Bag?
    Driver- Cleveland Launcher
    Wood- TaylorMade V-Steel tour spoon
    Irons-Mizuno MP 32
    Putter- Ping Answer JAS
    Ball- Titleist Pro V1x

    Alafoginis' Career Statistics

    Year      Rounds    Shots      Avg.      Low 18     Low 54
    2004-05     8        630      78.75        71        225
    2005-06     24      1,812     75.5       70 (2)      215
    2006-07     15      1,160     77.33        73        229
    Totals      47      3,602     76.64      70 (2)      215
    


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