Rim Country Middle School seventh-grader Tyler Apps has outplayed the son of one the professional ranks' finest golfers.
Apps, 12, accomplished the feat Nov. 5 at the Junior Golf Association of Arizona's annual Fall Classic held the Lake at Ahwatukee Golf Club.
There, he finished eighth overall, two places ahead of Thomas Lehman, son of U.S. Ryder Cup Captain and British Open Champion Tom Lehman.
A field of 29 aspiring golfers competed in the 11- to 12-year-old age division.
"It was a pretty deep field," said Tyler's father and coach Marc Apps. "The elder Lehman was at the tournament as a spectator."
In posting seven par scores on the 18-hole course, Tyler Apps carded a 75. The winner, Randy Ross, posted a 65.
On the U.S. Kids Phoenix Winter Tour, Apps shot a 79 to finish tied for second at a fray contested Nov. 12 at Encanto Golf Course.
Also, on the U.S. Kids circuit in a tournament played Nov. 3 at Maryvale Golf Course, Apps was fourth with a score of 80.
Next up, is a U.S. Kids showdown Dec. 2 at Aguila Golf Course. He also has upcoming tournament appearances scheduled at Superstition Springs, Vistal, Paradise Valley and Lone Tree Golf Club.