Kokrak Eyes First PGA Win

Warren JFK graduate Jason Kokrak is just one shot back of the lead after three rounds at the Shell Houston Open.

Kokrak began the day in a two-way tie for second place at 9-under par.

After battling to stay at even par for the day, Kokrak made a move on the thirteenth hole. He hit a birdie putt to move to 10-under and hold a share of the lead.

That was short lived after a few other players ahead of him on the course birdied to move to 11-under.

However, Kokrak remained near the top of the leader board throughout the rest of the day.

On both the fifteenth and sixteenth holes, Kokrak narrowly missed putts that would have pushed him to 11-under.

On the seventeenth hole, Kokrak buried a long putt to save par and remain just one shot back of the lead.

Kokrak’s tee shot on 18 went well to the right of the fairway. His second shot found a sand trap on the right side of the hole.

But Kokrak’s third shot from the sand landed about five feet from the hole. He knocked that in for birdie.

Kokrak will be paired with Steve Wheatcroft in Sunday’s final round. He is one shot back of Stewart Cink and Bill Haas.

He will be in the third to last pairing on Sunday.

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