Pan-American Cup Finals/ 4th of July Celebration

The San Diego Polo Club celebrated Independence Day with two matches, golf cart polo, and live music by the Heat Showband.  With festive decorations, noise-makers, temporary tattoos and plenty of spirit, the guests had a wonderful time.

We started the day with a 9 chukker round robin match.  La Pasion/San Fernando came out on top over teams Tritech/Monteverde and Star Meadow/San Judas.  Roberto Estudillo of La Pasion/San Fernando scored a whopping 5 goals in 4 chukkers, Diego Cossio scored 3 goals, Charly Cendoya scored 1 goal, and Tracee Brunetti scored 1 goal, totaling 10 goals for the team.

During the intermission exhibition, fans were encouraged to join our players in a game of golf cart polo.  Inspired by her son’s win of the round robin match, Senora Estudillo had a fabulous time swinging the mallet on the golf cart.

The feature match between Adeptus/H2 and Southwind/Hanalei Bay was a fun one.  Jesse Bray (3) of Adeptus/H2 had a few killer shots, scoring 4 goals for his team.  Eyes are on Bray for the next few years, as he is only growing to be a stronger player.  Miguel Gutierrez (4) had 2 goals, and Colleen Wilson (0) scored 2 as well, totaling 8 for the team.

Southwind/Hanalei Bay, with a handicap of 2 above Adeptus/H2, won the Pan-American Cup on Sunday.  Star of the show, Mariano Fassetta (6) scored 10 goals alone.  Chris Collins (1) scored 3 goals, and Krista Bonaguidi (-1) scored an additional goal, racking the points up to 14.  The fourth member, Alvaro Tadeo (3), celebrated his win with his baby daughter, Valentina, on the trophy deck.

Krista Bonaguidi (-1), Chris Collins (1), Mariano Fassetta (6), Alvaro Tadeo (3)


After the classic pretty woman divot stomp, children under 12 participated in a watermelon eating contest.  Winner was Ian from San Diego and his sister came in second place!  Ian won a gift certificate to Geppetto’s Toy Store.

Music, drinks and dancing with the band Heat proved to be exciting, as the red, white and blue dressed members floated around the crowd and encouraged participation.

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