The US Open Polo Championship, apex of the American Polo Season, kicked off on Wednesday at International Polo Club Palm Beach, in Wellington, United States.
With sixteen 22-goal team fighting for the title, this tournament is widely considered to be the most competitive of the year. Playing for the grand title are defending champions Daily Racing Form, and Pilot, recent CV Whitney Cup and USPA Gold Cup winners.
On Day one of the tournament, Coca-Cola beat La Indiana by 12 goals to 10. The final is scheduled for Sunday, April 21.
COCA-COLA 12-10 LA INDIANA
Coca-Cola: Gillian Johnston 2 (2 goals), Steve Krueger 4, Julián de Lusarreta 8 (4), Nacho Novillo Astrada 8 (6). Total: 22.
La Indiana: Michael Bickford 2 (1 goal), Bautista Ortiz de Urbina 6 (3), Jeff Hall 7 (3), Tomás García del Río 7 (3). Total: 22.
Score Coca-Cola: 1-3, 2-5, 5-6, 8-6, 10-7, 12-10.
The US Open Polo Championship will continue on Thursday:
10am: Postage Stamp Farm vs. Tonkawa
4pm: SD Farms vs. Santa Clara