Dutta Corp/Show+ took a narrow 13-12 win over SD Farms in the only game for the USPA Gold Cup, the second leg of The Gauntlet of Polo, that took place on Thursday March 10 at the International Polo Club Palm Beach, in Wellington, Florida.
After consecutive ties (11-11 and 12-12) in the two last chukkas, the match was decided in over time through a goal produced by Timmy Dutta. Meanwhile, SD Farms presented three changes within the lineup – Gerónimo Obregón, Felipe Vercellino and Ignacio Novillo Astrada subbed in for Lucas Escobar, César Polledo and Pelón Stirling, respectively.
The USPA Gold Cup sees thirteen teams, up to 22 goals, compete. The final will be played on Sunday, March 27.
USPA GOLD CUP – THURSDAY MARCH 10
DUTTA CORP SHOW + 13-12 SD FARMS
DUTTA CORP/SHOW +: Timmy Dutta 4 (4 goals), Joaquín Avendaño 3, Tomás García del Río 8 (6), Iñaki Laprida 7 (3). Total: 22.
SD FARMS: Sayyu Dantata 2 (2 goals), Gerónimo Obregón 5* (3), Felipe Vercellino 7** (6), Ignacio Novillo Astrada*** 8 (2). Total: 22.
*Subbed in for Lucas Escobar.
**Subbed in for César Polledo.
***Subbed in for Pelón Stirling.
Score Dutta Corp/Show+: 3-2, 6-4, 8-7, 9-11, 11-11, 12-12, 13-12.
Action at the USPA Gold Cup will resume on Friday March 11, with the following order of play:
11am: Park Place vs. Tamera
3pm: La Indiana vs. La Elina