|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.
BETHESDA, MD. Jason Kokrak will enter the final round of the AT&T National Sunday with a chance for first PGA Tour victory.
The Warren JFK graduate surged into contention Saturday while playing 26 holes in the AT&T National at Congressional Country Club.
Nine birdies helped Kokrak (6-under par 207) pull within a shot of co-leaders James Driscoll, Bill Haas, Roberto Castro and Andres Romero.
Kokrak shot a 71 on Thursday, then had his second round interrupted by storms after 10 holes on Friday. On Saturday, he completed a second round of 66 and a third round of 70.
Kokrak will try to notch his first PGA Tour victory Sunday when he tees off on No. 1 at 10:20 a.m. today. Romero and Tom Gillis will be in his group.