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Jason Kokrak
Height:6' 4"
Weight:225 lbs.
Birthday:May 22, 1985
College:Xavier University
Turned Pro:2008
Hometown:Warren, OH
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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.

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Kokrak shoots 73, finishes tied for 31st

Published: Sun, July 28, 2013 @ 6:21 p.m.

— Jason Kokrak shot a 1-over 73 in the final round of the RBC Canadian Open on Sunday and finished at 6-under 282, 10 shots behind winner Brandt Snedeker.

Kokrak, a Warren JFK graduate, was playing at Glen Abbey Golf Club in his native Ontario. He was one of nine players at 6-under, including Vijah Singh, Sang-Moon Bae, J.J. Henry, Ryan Palmer, Stuart Appleby, David Mathis, Chez Reavie and Jeff Maggert.

Kokrak's final round included birdies on Nos. 8, 9 and 17. He bogeyed Nos. 1 and 10 and took a double-bogey 5 on No. 4, the same he aced on Saturday, when the hole-on-one helped him to a third-round 69.

Snedeker shot 2-under 70 on Sunday to finish at 16-under 272, three shots ahead of four players — William McGirt, Dustin Johnson, Matt Kuchar and Jason Bohn.

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