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The Klentner Ranch team (Leisure Society polo ambassador Jesse Bray, Geronimo Obregon, Marcos Alberdi, and Justin Klentner) defeated Santa Clara (Lucas Escobar, Santiago Toccalino, Federico Escobar, and Lucas Criado Jr.) during the Pacific Coast Open Final on Sunday, August 30th, with a 9-8 victory at Santa Barbara Polo & Racquet Club in Carpinteria, California. 

Klentner Ranch’s Jesse Bray and Santa Clara’s Lucas Escobar. Photo courtesy of ©David Lominska

2020 Pacific Coast Open Champions: Klentner Ranch (L to R) Marquitos Alberdi, Geronimo Obregon, Justin Klentner and Jesse Bray, presented by Chuck Lande and John Muse. Photo courtesy of ©David Lominska

 

The Pacific Coast Open cup was commissioned in 1908 by friends and members of the Coronado Country Club in California. First competed for the following year, it was initially called the All American Polo Trophy.

For more than 100 years, the trophy has resided at many clubs. Throughout the late 1920s until the early 1940s the tournament was hosted by numerous California clubs, often landing at each club for no more than a few years before switching to another. After World War II, the PCO moved to the posh and glamorous Beverly Hills Polo Club until 1952 when it took permanent residency at the Santa Barbara Polo & Racquet Club where it remains today.

Jesse Bray is a professional polo player who has competed extensively at Eldorado Polo Club and San Diego Polo Club in California early in his professional career. 

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