Finals for Sunny Hale’s Women Championship Tournament witnessed quality polo as San Baba was victorious over WPL while Blue Pegasus got defeated in 16-goal Division
Hall of Famer Sunny Hale’s legacy WCT had it’s finals for both Open and 16-goal divisions. Co-host Marc Ganzi had the waived the fees for players and umpire for good turnout to honor legendary Sunny Hale.
In it’s 13th year WCT witnessed quality polo again which had also attracted Great Britain’s 10-goaler Nina Clarkin too.
Marc Ganzi along with his wife Melissa showed gratitude towards players by saying, “ First and foremost, I would like to personally thank all the women that came to play today”, “ Thank you for coming out and honoring Sunny Hale's name and her tradition. I know each and every one of you have a personal connection to Sunny. She touched all our lives in so many ways, particularly mine”
"If you ever had a bad day and you were in the vicinity of Sunny, you know what she would do to your day, she would make your day better. She was one of the kindest, special, most giving human beings I have ever met in my life. There is a little bit of Sunny in all of you.”
For Open Division, San Baba( Dawn Jones, Clarrisa Echezerrata, Lia Salvo, Sarah Wiseman) paved their victory against WPL( Delfina Blaquier, Courtney Asdourian, Nina Clarkin, Milli Sanchez) for 6-4.
Sarah Wiseman(who started playing polo at age of 12 in pony club) was the Most Valuable Player.
Resynora, played in the third chukker by Jones was the Grand Champions Best Playing Pony.
Also, Panamana( played by Clarkin & owned by La Dolfina) was the American Polo Horse Association’s(started by Sunny Hale in 2006) Best Playing Pony.
For the highlights of the Open Division,
Salvo scored four goals, Jones & Echezerrata scored one goal each.
For WPL, Clarkin & Asdourian scored two goals each.
For 16-goal Division, Mellinda’s Prospect( Cindy Hale, Malia Bryan, Kylie Sheehan, Anna Winslow) defeated Blue Pegasus( Jennifer WIlliams, Kerstia Allen, Millie Hine, Alyson Poor) for 8-5.5
Sheehan, who scored three-goals was the Most Valuable Player. In addition to the scorecard for Mellinda’s Halle & Bryan scored two goals each and Winslow scored one goal.
Blue Pegasus’s scorecard was rotated by Hine who scored three goals and by Williams who added two goals.
#Words for legendary Sunny Hale:
"She was a very special person.Without her I wouldn't be here” said Wiseman
Salvo added, “I never played with her, I always played against her", "I just admired her. We were quite close. I really liked her as a person and admired her as a player. We are only here because of her. I am proud to be here. I know she is there looking and watching from above."
Catena USA was the official timepiece of the finals and beside presenting the awards, winners received a diamond watch by Catena USA’s President & CEO Bill Kraft.