My name is Willy Pumarol and I started playing golf at the age of 3, thanks to my dad and a couple of plastic clubs. I fell in love with the game and the challenge of getting better every day. At the age of 9 I won my first national championship in the Dominican Republic, where I grew up. At 16 I moved to the U.S hoping to earn a college scholarship. I received a scholarship from Barry University, where I played for four years under the training of Jimmy Stobs, who is now a close personal friend. I turned pro in 2011 after graduation and, after coming in second at the “Abierto de la Republica de Argentina.” I finished 28th in the Order of Merit and received my status for the 2012 Latin America Tour. And that’s where I have been playing ever since.