Karle, Ardina in Women’s Western finals

Taylore Karle took down top-seeded Kristina Wong in the semifinals of the Women’s Western Amateur at Shawnee Country Club in Lima, Ohio.

Karle, a rising junior at Pepperdine and No. 53 in the Golfweek/Sagarin College Rankings, defeated the Stanford-bound Wong, 1 up, in Friday’s second round. Wong, 18, is No. 2 in the Golfweek/Titleist Junior Rankings. She won her quarterfinal match easily, defeating Emily Houtz, 8 and 7.

Joining Karle in Saturday’s final match will be Dottie Ardina of the Philippines, who defeated Abby Bools, 3 and 2, in the semifinals. Ardina was the medalist in last year’s event.

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