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COMPETITION HEATS UP IN THE PACIFIC COAST CIRCUIT INTRA-CIRCUIT CUP AT SANTA BARBARA POLO & RACQUET CLUB

Jun 08, 2022 5:22 PM

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Grant Palmer and Antelope remain one of three undefeated teams following the opening weekend of play in the Pacific Coast Intra-Circuit Cup at Santa Barbara Polo & Racquet Club in Carpinteria, California.
Grant Palmer and Antelope remain one of three undefeated teams following the opening weekend of play in the Pacific Coast Intra-Circuit Cup at Santa Barbara Polo & Racquet Club in Carpinteria, California.

The final tournament of the Santa Barbara Polo & Racquet Club (SBPRC) (Carpinteria, California) 12-goal series continued Sunday, June 5. Eight total matches of thrilling polo took place over the weekend and all teams will play two more matches to determine the semifinalists for the 2022 Cheval Athletics Pacific Coast Intra-Circuit Cup.

FMB Too!/Folded Hills Juan Curbelo extends to make the shot alongside Farmers and Merchants Bank's Ryan Kerley.
FMB Too!/Folded Hills' Juan Curbelo reaches for a nearside shot alongside Farmers & Merchants Bank's Ryan Kerley.

The first match of the day paired FMB Too!/Folded Hills and Farmers & Merchants Bank. A clash of the family teams, FMB Too!/Folded Hills narrowly came out on top by one goal, 11-10. The second contest featuring Los Padres and Dundas also came down to the wire, with Los Padres inching by Dundas 13-12.

Dundas II's Cable Magness keeps his eyes on the ball in mid-air.
Dundas II's Cable Magness keeps his eyes on the ball in mid-air.

Kicking off the afternoon matchups, Klentner Ranch and Dundas II faced off in a heated battle, with Dundas II emerging victorious 14-13. The highlighted game of the day on the SBPRC main field pitted Mokarow Farms against a dominant Antelope team, where a strong start secured the victory for Antelope 14-7.

Klentner Ranch and Team USPA alumnus Jesse Bray charges downfield.
Klentner Ranch and Team USPA alumnus Jesse Bray charges downfield.

Following the conclusion of weekend play, three undefeated teams remained including Dundas II, Los Padres and FMB Too!/Folded Hills. Antelope and Klentner Ranch were left with a 1-1 record, while the remaining teams sitting at 0-2 (FMB, Mokarow Farms, Dundas) will need to win their remaining games to have a chance to qualify for the semifinals.

All photos courtesy of ©David Lominska.

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