Chris Francoeur
Chris Francoeur
Height: 5-10
Year: SO
Hometown: Amesbury, Mass.
High School: St. John's Prep
Major: Finance
CAREER STATISTICS
Year Events Rounds Strokes Average Low Wins Top-5 Top-15
2017-18 9 23 1709 74.3 70 0 1 3
TOTAL 9 23 1709 74.3 70 0 1 3

2017-18 (Freshman)

  • Was named New England Rookie of the Year.
  • Was a four-time Atlantic 10 Rookie of the Week (Sept. 29, April 5, April 12, April 20).
  • Played in each of URI's nine tournaments as a freshman, turning in a 74.3 stroke average.
  • Ended the year with six top-25 finishes.
  • Was Rhode island's top finisher at the Quechee Club Collegiate Challenge, tying for 23rd overall (78-70=148).
  • Best finish of the year was at the Rhode Island Invitational, where he placed fourth (73-71=144).
  • Also tied for 14th at the Villanova Wildcat Invitational (73=72=145) and the Atlantic 10 Championship (76-78-73=227).

High School

  • Was a member of the golf and baseball teams at St. John's Prep and captained both teams as a senior.
  • Has earned five Catholic Conference All-Star awards - four in golf and one in baseball.
  • Helped lead his golf team to four Catholic Conference titles and two Division I State championships.
  • Tied for second in the 2017 Division 1 individual state final.
  • Was named the Boston Globe's 2017 Division 1 Golfer of the Year in addition to earning the 2017 St. John's Prep Athlete of the Year award.
  • Finished his high school golfing career with the third-lowest career 9-hole scoring average (35.58) in St. John's Prep history.
  • Finished first at the 2016 Spinal Technology Junior Match Play Championship.
  • Claimed the Division I High School North Sectional title in 2015.
  • Turned in back-to-back second-place finishes as the Northeast Junior Classic at Bethpage (2015, 2016).
  • Also placed second at the 2016 Massachusetts Division I High School Golf Finals as well as the 2016 Gately Cup and finished third at the 2016 Wampanoag Junior.
  • Had top-10 finishes at the AJGA Coca-Cola Junior Championship at Sugarloaf (2016), the Massachusetts Junior Championship (2016) and the Amateur Invitational World Series of Junior Golf (2016).
  • Was selected to play in the 2016 John D. Mineck Deutsche Bank Junior Invitational and is a two-time Team New England selection (2015, 2016).
  • In baseball, helped his team claim the Catholic Conference Division I crown his sophomore year, in addition to a trio of Super 8 runner-up finishes his sophomore, junior and senior years.
  • Team tied for second at the New England Interscholastic High School Tournament.
  • Was a member of the National Honor Society as well as the Spanish National Honor Society.

Personal

  • Born January 28, 1999.
  • Son of Kelly and Michael Francoeur.
  • Has a younger sister Kaylin.
  • Favorite athlete is Jordan Spieth.
  • Favorite team is the Boston Red Sox.
  • Enjoys playing sports and hanging out with friends.
  • Selected Rhode Island based on his impression of the coaching staff and the team... Felt as though URI offered the best opportunity to pursue his academic and athletic goals.
  • Majoring in Finance.
  • Plans to pursue a career in golf or business.