He studied business at Harvard and The University of Pennsylvania. He was a world class weight-lifter. He completed 102 marathons.
Oh, and he played a little golf, too.
The Toledo native’s golf career spanned from 1936-54, and comprised of over 70 amateur tournament victories, as well as a professional victory at the L.A. Open in 1958 and several high finishes in Major Tournaments. He also came in second at the U.S. Amateur in 1954, losing to some guy named Arnold Palmer.
So it’s no wonder the Toledo Junior Golfer’s Association (TJGA) chose Stranahan as the figure to which they tied their boy’s player of the year award. Since 1973. the TJGA has honored high school golfer with the Frank Stranahan Player of the Year Award, using a points system based on a series of tournaments played throughout the Summer. The player with the most points at the conclusion of these tournaments takes home the honor of Stranahan’s name.
And for the last two years, that player has been Trevor Dominique.
“Our 2013 and 2014 winner was Trevor Dominique from Wauseon, who dominated the points for the second consecutive year. “ This per the TJGA’s official website.
Indeed, in the 2014 tournaments, held from June 9 to July 28, the Wauseon High School Senior had 12 top ten finishes out of 14 matches, including 3 first place and 4 second place finishes in a field of 139 competitors. The Indian representative scored 3,365.85 points, giving him a 1,40.35 margin of victory against second place finisher Mitchell Kontak.
Aside from the TJGA Player of the Year honor, Dominique is also a two-time First Team All-Ohio Northwest District. He was also named the Northwest Ohio Junior Golf Association Player of the Year in 2012, and has achieved medalist status at the Paulding Invitational, Defiance Invitational, Northwest Sectionals and Districts, and the NWOAL Tournament. He even earned a top five finish at the Cleveland Junior Open.
It’s starting to seem as though Dominique is quite accomplished in his own right.
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