|Thu 18th Apr 2019|
Pilot Into US Open Final
First Semi Final over
In the first Semi Final of The US Open Polo Championship, played at The International Polo Club, Palm Beach on Wednesday 17 April, seemingly unbeaten Pilot defeated Iconica to secure the first coveted spot in Sunday's Final and with it the chance to win the iconic Gauntlet of Polo £1,000,000 prize money pot.
In the first chukka, Pilot secured a huge 7-0 lead, but Iconica weren't to be detered as they came back fighting in the second chukka with two goals. In a fast-paced game that sort very little fouling, Pilot kept on the attack securing a final score of 13-6 for victory.
Later on today (at 10am local time), Las Monjitas will come up against Tonkawa for the final coveted spot in Sunday's Final.
The US Open First Semi Final Teams:
Iconica (22): Maureen Brennan (1), Peke Gonzalez (5), Sebastian Merlos (9) & Matias Magrini (7)
Pilot (22): Curtis Pilot (0), Matías González (3), Gonzalo Pieres (9) & Facundo Pieres (10)
Photograph: Facundo Pieres helps secure Pilot's US Open Final position. Courtesy of Pololine