Dana Puyol Inks NLI with Houston

Nov. 14, 2017

HOUSTON – The University of Houston Women’s Golf program became a little larger after Dana Puyol recently signed a National Letter of Intent, Head Coach Gerrod Chadwell announced Tuesday.

Puyol – whose last name is pronounced Poo-Yole – will compete as a freshman with the Cougars beginning in 2018-19 and have four years of eligibility remaining.

The Barcelona native has been an award-winning player throughout her career and competed as a member of the Spanish National Team since 2014.

“Dana is a great player with a lot of experience at the international level,” said Head Coach Gerrod Chadwell, who has led the Cougars to four team tournament championships during his career. “She is a great all-around player and really hits it well. She is absolutely dying to be a Cougar, and I love her spirit. Dana will be the heart and soul of our team in the years to come.”

In 2017, she earned a pair of top-3 finishes, including a first-place showing at the Andalusia Cup 2017 Under 18.

In 2016, Puyol captured individual championships at six tournaments with 10 top-10 finishes. She tied for ninth at the European Ladies Club Trophy Championship after shooting 69-71 in the first two rounds and tied for first at the Spanish Under-16 National Tournament.

Competing in 2015, she earned medalist honors at five tournaments, including the Cataloina Under-16 Regional Tournament, the XIV Juvenile Championship of La Cerdanya and the Catalona Under-16 Regional Match Play Championship.

In 2014, Puyol total individual championships at eight tournaments, including the Torremirona Cup, Balear Islands Under-14 Tournament, Interprovincial Under-14 Spanish Championship and the Catalonia Under-14 Regional Championship.

The Cougars open their spring season at the Allstate Sugar Bowl Intercollegiate Championship on Feb. 18-20, 2018, at English Turn Country Club in New Orleans.

From there, the team will play host to their own The Dickson on Feb. 26-27 at The Woodlands Country Club in The Woodlands, Texas.

Fans are invited to join The P.A.R. 4 Club to support Houston Women’s Golf. P.A.R. 4 Club members provide financial support directly to Houston Women’s Golf for needs beyond the program’s operating budget.

Fans who join the P.A.R. 4 Club can begin receiving benefits for as little as $100 annually.

To join the P.A.R. 4 Club, fans can call 713-743-9417 or email gchadwel@central.uh.edu. For more information about the P.A.R. 4 Club, levels of giving and benefits, fans can click here.

Fans can receive updates by following @UHCougarWGolf on Twitter and catch up with the latest news and notes on the team by clicking LIKE on the team's Facebook page at UHCougarWGolf. Fans also can follow the team on Instagram at uhcougarwgolf.



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