Palm Beach Polo Defeated Polo Gear In The Opening Game of Polo Gear Challenge Cup
Palm Beach Polo (Glenn Straub, Brandon Phillips, Tommy Biddle and Carlitos Gracida) defeated Polo Gear (Melissa Ganzi, Alejandro Gonzalez, Guille Aguero and Joey Casey), 10-9, in the opening game of the Polo Gear Challenge Cup at Grand Champions Polo Club on May 16.
In the first chukker, Polo Gear jumped out to a 4-1 lead over Palm Beach Polo but lost its offense and was scoreless in both second and third chukkers. Palm Beach Polo outscored Polo Gear in both chukkers to take a 7-4 halftime lead.
Polo Gear rallied from a three-goal run in the last chukker but ran out of time after missing four scoring opportunities in the closing minutes.
Straub had four goals which included what turned out to be the game-winner, Phillips also had four goals and both Biddle and Gracida added one goal to the victory of Palm Beach Polo.
For the losing effort, Ganzi led Polo Gear with three goals, two from Gonzalez, each from Aguero and Casey and two goals on handicap summed up to 9 goals.
The Polo Gear Challenge Cup is the third of six medium-goal tournaments of the spring season.
A round-robin between Audi and Casablanca follows the championship scheduled on Sunday, May 18, 10 am at Grand Champions Polo Club.