|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.
PITTSFORD, N.Y. Jason Kokrak's second round in the PGA Championship on Friday was better than his opening round, but not quite enough to buy the former Warren JFK golfer weekend rounds at Oak Hill Country Club.
Kokrak, who opened with a 4-over par 74 on Thursday, had twice as many birdies (four) in a second-round 72. But along with the increase in birdies came six bogeys Friday and Kokrak finished at 6-over 146 to miss the cut by three strokes.
Cleveland native Jason Dufner, who shot a course-record 63 Friday, has a two-shot lead over Adam Scott, Matt Kuchar and Jim Furyk entering Saturday's third round. Dufner is at 9-under 131. Scott, Kuchar and Furyk are all at 7-under 133.
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