Jeff Golden's photos of the Pepperdine men's golf team competing at the North Ranch Country Club.
CAREER: In his four seasons, had a career stroke average of 76.08 in 77 rounds and 26 tournaments.
PEPPERDINE 2010-11: Competed in seven events as a senior ... Had a stroke average of 76.81 in 21 rounds ... Best finish was a tie for 23rd at the Arizona Intercollegiate (78-68-75=212) ... Tied his career-best 18-hole score in Arizona with a 3-under 68 in the second round.
PEPPERDINE 2009-10: Saw action in five tournaments as a junior ... Averaged 76.20 strokes in 15 rounds ... Best finish was a tie for 41st place at the USC Collegiate Invitational with a 4-over 217 (78-68-71) ... Best round of the season was a 3-under 68 at the USC event.
PEPPERDINE 2008-09: Was a semi-regular in the lineup as a sophomore, competing in 10 tournaments ... Averaged 75.38 strokes in 29 rounds ... Best finish was a tie for 11th place at the William H. Tucker Intercollegiate with a 1-over 217 (73-74-70) ... Tied for 27th place at the WCC Championships (71-76-79=226) ... Had five sub-par rounds, including a 2-under 70 in the third round of the William H. Tucker Intercollegiate.
PEPPERDINE 2007-08: Played in four tournaments as a true freshman ... Averaged 76.33 strokes in 12 rounds ... Best finish was a tie for 11th at the Elco Intercollegiate (74-75-73=222) ... Shot a 1-under 70 in the first round of the OGIO Pacific Coast Intercollegiate.
JUNIOR/AMATEUR GOLF: Reached the Round of 16 at the 2010 Arizona Amateur and placed third at the Chandler City Championships ... In 2009, had top 10 finishes at the Arizona Western Amateur and Arizona Southern Amateur, and was a quarterfinalist at the Arizona Amateur at Southern Dunes ... Reached the round of 32 at the 2008 Pacific Northwestern Amateur after shooting a 70-70 and finishing second in stroke play ... Finished in the top 20 at the 2007 Southwest Amateur Championships ... Competed in the 2005 and 2006 Arizona Opens ... Posted a 4-1-1 record at the International Junior Golf Tour's 2007 Euro Cup in Scotland.
HIGH SCHOOL: A 2007 graduate of Notre Dame Preparatory High School in Scottsdale, Ariz. ... A four-year letterwinner and a two-time all-state performer ... Claimed first place individual honors at the 2006 state championships ... Led team to the 2004 state championship ... Named a two-time all-state academic athlete ... Member of the National Honor Society.
PERSONAL: Born in Dallas, Texas ... Son of Richard and Tonnie Karle ... Sister Taylore is a senior on the Pepperdine women's golf team ... Majoring in international business ... Chose Pepperdine because of "Coach Geiberger, the location and the academics."
FAVORITES: Hobbies include reading, playing piano and traveling ... Favorites include Tiger Woods, Gary Player Lee Trevino (pro golfers), PGA National (golf course), The Bible (book), foreign films and Ronin (movie), Curb Your Enthusiasm (TV show), Andy Blueman (musical artist) and beef stew (food) ... Favorite things about golf are "the courses, the putting and the competitive nature."