La Dolfina won the Us Open Polo Championship

La Dolfina won its first U.S. Open Polo Championship Sunday in an emotionally-charged final at the National Polo Center.

La Dolfina (Alejandro Azmar, 0, Rufino Merlos, 3, Poroto Cambiaso, 10, Tomas Panelo, 9) broke open a close game in the sixth chukker to defeat Valiente (Joaquin Vilgre de la Madrid, 0, Peke Gonzalez, 4, Pacquito de Narvaez, 5, Adolfo Cambiaso, 10), 10-7, in front of a soldout crowd.

La Dolfina, Valiente’s sister organization making its U.S. polo winter debut, won two of the three legs of the Gauntlet of Polo Series and back-to-back tournaments.

The game was bittersweet for Adolfo Cambiaso, celebrating his son’s second Gauntlet tournament win against him, but also dedicating the game to Valiente patron and good friend Bob Jornayvaz.