Orange and Blue Achieve Program's Highest-Ever NCAA Finish
Illinois to Face #3 Seed Alabama at 7 AM Central Time Sunday
Illinois Achieved the Best Finish in School History with NCAA Quarterfinal Victory
Fifth-Seeded Illinois Takes on Fourth-Seeded Texas Friday at 9:45 AM Central Time
Danielson Fires 4-Under 66 to Move Into Top 10
Photos from day two of the NCAA Division I Men's Golf Championships.
Photos from day three of the Big Ten men's golf championships
Photos from day 1 at the Big Ten men's golf championships.
2012-13: Competed in three fall tournaments: the Wolf Run Invitational, the D.A. Weibring Invitational and the Olympia Fields Country Club/Fighting Illini Invitational ... Shot a career-best 1-under 70 at the D.A. Weibring Invitational ... Carded a career-best 54-hole score of 221 (+8) at the Wolf Run Invitational.
2011-12: Competed at the final six spring tournaments for Illinois, including the NCAA Championships, and at the Louisiana Classics as an individual ... Posted a stroke average of 77.91 ... Counted his third round score at the Big Ten Championships, helping Illinois capture a fourth-consecutive conference title ... Contributed both his second and third round scores to the team total at the NCAA Norman Regional ... Carded a career-best tournament total of 225 (+9) at the Augusta State Invitational ... Twice tallied a season-low round of even-par 72.
Finished second in the IHSA Class 2A State Tournament in 2008 and followed that with a third-place finish in 2009 ... In 2010, won six in-season tournaments ... Led the Raiders to both the Big 12 Conference and Intercity Championships ... Medalist at the Big 12 meet ... Won the 2008 IJGA Bettinardi Classic ... Four top-15 finishes in AJGA Tournaments ... 2008-09 Male Athlete of The Year for Bloomington High School ... 2008 State Farm Student-Athlete of the Year finalist ... Four-time All Conference ... Two-time IHSA All-State ... Holds records for lowest season stroke average and lowest career stroke average at Bloomington High School.
Born June 18, 1992 ... Son of Wilson and Susan Burge ... Has one sister, Jennifer ... Member of the National Honor Society ... Illinois State Scholar ... Enjoys bike riding, basketball, and cars.
Getting to Know Alex Burge
Favorite place on campus: Ikenberry Dining Hall ... Favorite course: Sherwood Country Club ... Favorite club: Bloomington Country Club ... Favorite athlete: Derrick Rose ... Favorite sports team: Chicago Bulls ... Favorite TV show: Tosh.O ... Favorite book: Captain Underpants are great books ... Favorite restaurant: Original House of Pancakes ... Favorite band: Obsure ... Longest drive: 415 (downhill, downwind) ... My dream foursome: Tiger Woods, Stevie Williams and Adam Scott ... Best part about Demirjian: No matter the weather, you can work on any part of your game ... What I've learned from Coach Small: Course Management and how to prepare for competition ... Actor I would want to play me in a movie about my life: Zach Galifianakis starring in a portrayal of Scarface ... Cartoon character that best describes me: Papa Smurf ... Super power I would most like to have: Ability to fly ... Best thing I cook in the kitchen: Frozen Pizza ... If I was on a reality show it would be: Rob Dyrdek's Fantasy Factory ... Something most people don't know about me: In basketball, I had my first dunk in eighth grade ... Secret talent: Foosball ... One thing I've always dreamed about doing: Putting on that green jacket.
What's in the Bag?
Driver: Titleist 909 D3 8.5°
Wood: Titleist 906 F2 13'
Irons: TItleist AP2
Putter: Scotty Cameron Circa 62
Ball: Titleist Pro V1x
|Burge's Career Statistics|
|Year||Rounds||Strokes||Stroke Average||Low Round||Low 54-Hole Score|
|2011-12||22||1,714||77.91||72 (E)||225 (+9)|
|2012-13||20||1,488||74.40||70 (-2)||218 (+2)|
|Total||42||3,202||76.24||70 (-2)||218 (+2)|
Updated April 2013