Sunday, September 9, 2007
Malaysia Open Polo Tournament 2007 : Thailand Polo Won Big Over Ranhill !
THAILAND Polo are in the final of the Malaysian Open Polo Tournament 2007 after another superb upset win at the Putrajaya Equestrian Park yesterday.
After an upset over USA Polo on Wednesday, the Thai team edged Jogo Polo 8-7 in a keenly contested semi-final yesterday.
Thailand drew first blood in the first chukka but it was Jogo who finished strong to take a 3-2 lead at the end of the period.
A three-goal burst from Carlos Pando in the second chukka, saw Thailand regain the lead but two goals from Jogo squared the match at 5-5.
Thailand added two more goals in the third chukka while Jogo could only bag one to make the score 7-6 going into the final chukka.
They beated Ranhill with the extravaganza goals, 10 - 5 in 4 chukkas. The best player of the match were passsed to Carlos Pando who also the highest goal. The prizes were given by the HRH Sultan Of Pahang, Sultan Ahmad Shah accompanied by the chairman of the organizer, Khairy Jamaluddin who played for his team, Jogo Polo.
Meanwhile, in the Merdeka Cup competition, USA defeated La Sarita 7-6 to move to final to meet BDRB Polo for the title.