|Birthday:||May 22, 1985|
Jason Kokrak was raised in Warren and played high school golf at JFK High School in Warren where he twice led his team to the Ohio Boy's state championship as Division III medalist. He went on to play college golf at Xavier University in Cincinnati and graduated in 2007. During his college career, he won both the 2006 and 2007 Ohio Amateur titles. Kokrak turned professional after graduation.
During the 2007 U.S. Amateur, Kokrak led all players with a score of 137 during the 36 hole match play qualifier at the Olympic Club in San Francisco. That same year, he made an appearance in the U.S. Open at Oakmont Country Club, when he successfully came through sectional and regional qualifying.
In 2011, he exploded onto the pro golf scene over the second half of the Nationwide Tour season — winning two events and nearly capturing the season-ending Tour Championship. It allowed him to finish 4th on the Nationwide money list, which earned him 2012 PGA Tour membership.
PGA Tour rookie Jason Kokrak will headline the Greater Western Reserve Boy Scout Council’s Link’s Classic Fundraiser on June 25 at Trumbull Country Club.
The event is a four-person scramble and will benefit the Boy Scout programs in Trumbull and Mahoning counties. There’s also opportunities for beverage, hole and prize sponsorships.
A four-player Timeless Value Package for $1,500 includes playing one hole with Kokrak and a team photo with him and other benefits, including refreshments, lunch and dinner. The Team Package for $750 includes a team photo with Kokrak and more. There is also a $150 Individual Package available.
Kokrak is ranked No. 5 on the PGA Tour in driving distance this season with an average of more 305 yards. His best finish was a tie for 9th at the AT&T Peeble Beach National Pro-Am, when he finished at 9-under 277 and earned $153,600. He has earned more than $231,000 on tour so far and this week is competing in the St. Jude’s Classic in Memphis.
Event sponsors are Greenwood Chevrolet, O’Charley’s, Panera Bread and Trumbull Memorial Hospital.
For more information go to bsa-gwrc.org or call Patrick McFall at 1-800-234-7268 or 330-898-8474.