Ten-year-old Tyler Apps has been invited to play in the prestigious Ping Arizona Junior Masters. The aspiring young linkster says he will play in the Junior Golf Association of Arizona event July 26 and 27 at Talking Stick Golf Club in the Valley.
Apps says he probably received the coveted invitation because he has been playing well on the JGAA summer circuit.
Since last summer, Apps as won seven of the eight tournaments he has participated in on the southwest Professional Golf Association Show Low District tour.
His performances there have qualified him for the Westfield Championship June 28 and 29 at Cottonwood Country Club. Apps also has set his sights on earning a ducat to the JGAA state championship Aug. 2 and 3 at Antelope Hills.
On the Antigua Junior tour, he was age division champion June 13 at Show Low Golf Club and June 20 at Silver Creek Golf Course.
At Show Low, his card of 42 was the best. Age division runner-up Cordell Chee finished at 51. At Silver Creek, he again dominated the field shooting a 42. Chee was the silver medalist at 67.
In the Kingman City Junior Golf Championships June 16 and 17, Apps finished sixth in the boys 10-years-and-under division.
When Apps and his father, Marc, hook up on the course, they usually prove to be a formidable duo. The two won the father/son tournament at Chaparral Pines June 19.
Apps will be a sixth-grader and Rim Country Middle School this year.