XU Alum Jason Kokrak Teeing Off Thursday at Chiquita Classic

Former Xavier and current Nationwide Tour men's golfer Jason Kokrak
Former Xavier and current Nationwide Tour men's golfer Jason Kokrak

July 13, 2011

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CINCINNATI - Former Xavier men's golfer Jason Kokrak has returned to Cincinnati to take part in the 2011 Chiquita Classic. The Nationwide Tour event will take place July 14-17 at Cincinnati's TPC River's Bend course. Kokrak is set to tee off at 8:40 a.m. Thursday.

This will be the fourth Nationwide Tour event that Kokrak has played in this season. His best finish was at the Rex Hospital Open on June 12 when he carded a five-under to tie for 34th place. Kokrak also played in the South Georgia Classic on May 1 and the Mexico Open June 26.

Former Cincinnati Bengals' great and longtime Cincinnati community supporter Anthony Munoz returns in his capacity as Honorary Chairman of the Chiquita Classic. Munoz played a prominent role in promoting and supporting last year's inaugural event in his adopted hometown. The Southern California native who played collegiately at USC is a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Live action from the tournament will be shown each day from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on the Golf Channel. The Chiquita Classic initiates a string of 15 tournaments over the next 16 weeks that culminates at the season-ending Nationwide Tour Championship at Daniel Island in Charleston, S.C. Oct. 27-30.