|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.
SAN DIEGO — Warren's Jason Kokrak shot a 2 over par 74 in the opening round of the PGA Tour's Farmers Insurance Open.
Kokrak's round on Thursday had four birdies, four bogeys and one double bogey.
Kokrak's second round begins Friday at 12:10 p.m. His playing partners are Boo Weekley and Chez Reavie.
Brandt Snedeker, the defending champion, played bogey-free on the North Course for a 7-under 65 that gave him a share of the lead with K.J. Choi.
Tiger Woods, a seven-time champion at Torrey Pines, was in range of the lead until two bogeys on the last four holes, and having to scramble for par on the par-5 18th hole on the South for a 68.
Phil Mickelson had a 72 on the North.