Men's Golf

Frank Alafoginis
Frank Alafoginis


Potomac, Md.

High School:
Winston Churchill H.S.


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.

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