Nine-Year-Old Golfer Scores Hole-in-One Mateo “Ace” Raptis scored the first ace on The First Tee of Tucson “Short Course” Wednesday morning, July 30. Raptis is nine years old and attends Sts. Peter & Paul elementary school. The First Tee of Tucson, operated and funded by the Tucson Conquistdores, is headquartered at Trini Alvarez-El Rio Golf Course at 1400 W. Speedway Blvd.
Measuring 163 yards, the third hole represents a special challenge as it is guarded by trees on the left and a grass bunker on the right. Raptis, now known as “Ace” in light of his accomplishment, was using a fairway wood and participating in his classes with The First Tee of Tucson. The feat was witnessed by David Noble, director of golf for The First Tee of Tucson and fellow golfers.