The Ayala squad took home the Royal Bliss Bronze Cup at Santa Maria Polo Club in Sotogrande, Spain, after defeating Brunei 11-8 in the final July 30. Ayala, made up of Iñigo Zobel, Mariano González, Santiago Laborde and Facundo Pieres, had the honor of lifting the first high goal trophy of the Sotogrande season.
Brunei dueled with Ayala throughout the first four chukkers, but in trademark Facundo fashion, Ayala took flight in the fifth chukker to secure a commanding lead.
“For the organization and team, it´s really great to begin the season lifting the first trophy and gain confidence for what is coming. The game was really even and a bit locked until the fourth chukker but from that period onwards we could make a difference that was the key to finally achieve the victory," González said.
Photo courtesy Santa Maria Polo Club