Appel is No. 12 in the Golfweek/Sagarin Rankings. Appel has notched recent top 10 finishes to include the 2021 Juniors America Cup (fourth), the 2021 IMG Academy Junior World Championship (fifth) and at the 2021 PING Invitational (seventh). Appel won the 2020 Under Armour ® Jordan Spieth Championship. Appel has signed to continue his golf career Baylor University following graduation.