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Thu 18th Apr 2019

US Open Final

Las Monjitas join Pilot in Sunday's Final

Following an exceedingly close match today (Thursday 18 April), Las Monjitas have joined Pilot in the Final of The US Open Polo Championship, the final instalment of the inaugural Gauntlet of Polo at The International Polo Club, Palm Beach, set to take place on Sunday 21 April. 

Throughout the match, the teams were tied, scoring goals tit-for-tat, with both teams resting on 9-9 midway through the fifth chukka. Going into the sixth chukka, Tonkawa began with a 10-9 lead, then pushing it to 11-9. Las Monjitas came back fighitng, quickly securing two goals to even the scoreboard again at 11-11, then stepping into the lead for the first time in this chukka, 12-11. But as the clock wound down, Las Monjitas secured the coveted second spot in the Final alongside Pilot with a 14-12 final score. 

The US Open Second Semi Final Teams:
Tonkawa (21): Jeff Hildebrand (0), Agustin ‘Tincho’ Merlos (8), Guillermo ‘Sapo’ Caset (10) & Sterling Giannico (4)  
Las Monjitas (22): Camilo Bautista (0), Francisco Elizalde (8), Hilario Ulloa (10) & Matt Coppola (4)  
 
Photograph: Las Monjitas has joined Pilot in The US Open Polo Championship Final on Sunday 21 April. Courtesy of the USPA

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