Karle outlasts field for Western title

Taylore Karle, a rising junior at Pepperdine, topped Dottie Ardina, 2 and 1, Saturday to win the Women's Western Amateur.

Karle edged 18-year-old Kristina Wong, 1 up, in the semifinals to reach the final. Wong was a semifinalist at the U.S. Girls' Junior last year.

Karle, No. 53 in the Golfweek/Sagarin College Rankings, finished in a tie for 57th at the NCAA Championship to cap her sophomore season.

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