Burge (N/R, 2011) commits to Illinois

Burge (N/R, 2011) commits to Illinois

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Burge (N/R, 2011) commits to Illinois

Alex Burge has given a verbal commitment to play at Illinois.

The Bloomington (Ill.) High School standout chose Illinois after a meeting recently with Illini coach Mike Small. Other schools Burge was considering Iowa, Wisconsin, Michigan, Auburn and Vanderbilt.

“Coach Small is a great coach, and they have a lot of resources and I just feel really comfortable with the whole situation,” Burge said. “This summer he’ll be playing in eight PGA Tour events, so he knows what it takes to get to the next level.”

Burge finished third in the Class 2A State Tournament this past fall, and recently has finished in the top 10 in a pair of AJGA events, the AJGA Flossmoor Junior Open and AJGA Junior at Quad Cities. Burge also made the cut at the Western Junior.

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