The 46th International Polo Tournament of the Santa María Polo Club continues its course and begins the last week of competition, after the day of this Sunday in which they have played two matches of the Gold Cup Aerolíneas Argentinas of medium handicap and a match Of the Gold Cup Santa Maria Polo Club of high handicap.
In a memorable match, Dos Lunas A & G Private Banking has defeated Ayala Polo Team by 13 to 12 in the supplementary chukker and has put the Gold Cup Santa Maria Polo Club to red hot. Dos Lunas lost by four goals in the absence of the same amount of minutes and marked an epic comeback to take the match overtime.
In one of the first actions of the extra chukker Facundo Sola, after a great individual play, has scored the goal that has given the victory to the formation that also integrate Pascual Sainz de Vicuña (replaced by injury in the first chukker by Martín Iturraspe) , James Fewster and Martin Podestá.
Martin Podesta-Santiago Laborde
Ayala has dominated practically the whole game but he has not managed to close it when he had everything in his favor. The merit is for the quartet of Dos Lunas A & G Private Banking that has never stopped fighting, even at a clear disadvantage, and has taken advantage of the closing of the match to give it the
Return that gives him the opportunities to qualify for the semifinals.
Facundo Sola (Dos Lunas A & G Banca Privada) said after the game that “we were very lucky, the truth that with four minutes left we were losing by four goals and I saw very complicated. But we did a click and all the plays were started for our side, the throw-in, the rebounds and we converted two consecutive goals in a minute that put us in the race. Even knowing that Facundo (Pieres) grab the ball and liquidate the game we never gave up and there was the key. We had to change in the first chukker for the injury of Pascual Saínz of Vicuña and when entering Martín Iturraspe the game system also changed as ‘Min’ (Podestá) went over to attack and Martín was left behind. But luckily it went well and we won a game that we needed like water. We got into the fight and we have to win the next game to be in the semifinals. ” The Gold Cup Santa Maria Polo Club continues tomorrow with the match that will face La Indiana with Lechuza Caracas from 18:45 on the 3rd floor of Los Pinos.
The Gold Cup Aerolíneas Argentinas, already has its semifinalists
Having disputed the last day of qualifying, the Gold Cup Aerolíneas Argentinas of medium handicap already knows its semifinalists. Equus, Bardon, Royal Salute and Marqués de Riscal will fight next Thursday for a place in the final. This afternoon, on the courts of Los
Pinos, Marqués de Riscal has defeated Golden Goose by 10 to 8 and has been among the four best while in the match between Royal Salute and Bardon has won the first by 7 to 3. Golden Goose and Twenty 20 will play the Tuesday for a place in the final Subsidiary for which is already classified Sainte Mesme.
Pedro Soria (Marques de Riscal)
On the other hand, tomorrow, from 11:00, in the fields of Puente de Hierro will be put in play a full day of the Gold Cup Isolas 1892. They will face Sardañola against Jolly Rogers King of Polo and Sapphire will be measured with La Clarita , In addition to that the Mongoose will play his match against FCT Sotovila.
Malcolm Borwick-Martin Valent
There is still a week to enjoy the pole of height and is that the final of the Gold Cup Santa Maria Polo Club will live next Sunday in the fields of the Pines, after five intense weeks during which the 46th International Polo Tournament has Brought to Sotogrande 21 teams of polo and the best polistas of the world.
But the Tournament is not just a pole but offers a leisure experience that goes beyond the sport, as it has a shopping area, Shopping Village, with important brands in the world of current fashion and proposals of independent designers . To this must be added the Gastro Garden, an area to taste a cold beer and fill the stomach with gastronomic delights of different regions and in which the Santa Maria Polo Club has installed a giant screen not to miss a detail of the parties Of polo. The Club has also prepared a space for the children’s enjoyment, the Kids Area, and once again has the Afterpolo disco, so that summer nights in Sotogrande are endless.