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2017 Junior Open

Tortugas beat La Mancha to win title for a fourth consecutive year

October 8, 2017
October 8, 2017
Before the Tortugas Open final, the Junior Open final took place on Palermo's number two ground. It was a great display of polo - a rematch of the last two editions: Tortugas vs La Mancha. Tortugas was looking for its fourth consecutive title, with Segundo Bocchino, Juan Martín Zubía and Jero del Carril being part of the three previous championships. This year they were joined by Bartolito Castagnola.

The match got off to an erratic start and stayed scoreless in the first, but Tortugas made good progress in the second and third; they reached the halftime leading 5-1. La Mancha closed the gap in the following chukkas, but it was too late.

Final score: Tortugas 7-6 La Mancha
Tortugas: Segundo Bocchino 6 (1 goal), Juan Martín Zubía 6 (3, 1 penalty), Bartolito Castagnola 6 (1), Jero del Carril 6 (2 penalties). Total: 24.
La Mancha: Mín Podestá 6 (1 penalty), Lucas Díaz Alberdi 6, Santiago Loza 6 (1), Bautista Bayugar 6 (4, 3 penalties). Total: 24.
Score Tortugas: 0-0, 3-0, 5-1, 6-3, 7-4, 7-6.
Umpires: Gastón Dorignac (h) and Martín Haurie.       
Third man: Rafael Silva.

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Young Open Final: Tortugas vs La Mancha