Beginning on No. 10 tee, World No. 109 Jason Kokrak rallied for a 2-under-par 33-37=70 in the second round of the Shell Houston Open for a 36-hole total of 6-under 138, currently T8 on the leaderboard and up five places on the day.
The 31-year-old, who welcomed his first child back in Jan., is making his sixth visit to the Golf Club of Houston with two prior cashes, a solo 9th in 2013 (66-69-71-70), and 68th (of 71) last year (69-72-76-74). He checked in at 95th in the FedExCup standings with four top 25s among eight cuts made in 11 starts. The Canadian began with a five-birdie one-bogey 68 and followed with five versus three on Day 2. He found 10 (of 14) fairways and 15 greens in regulation, gaining 3.497 strokes tee-to-green but losing 1.448 with the flat stick. The Xavier alum dropped his three on consecutive holes (14-16), two of those 3-putts, overshadowed by circles at 11 (from 29'0"), 13, 6, 8 and 9, the latter from the fringe 36'8" away. He ended with a commercial 2.000 putts per GIR and 33 total putts. Mar 31 - 3:14 PM