In the 2019 Southeast Asian Games, the Philippines took the top spot in the Division A polo tournament to advance to the gold medal round against reigning champion Malaysia. The Nationals capped their elimination run with a 6-4.5 victory over Indonesia, while on Thursday, November 28 at the Iñigo Zobel Polo Facility in Calatagan, Batangas, Malaysia handed over its first defeat of the tournament to Brunei.
Gus Aguirre led the Philippine squad against the Indonesians in a back-and-forth game, finishing the qualifying round without winning.
The Filipinos booked two straight wins last Tuesday after a heartbreaking loss against Brunei on an opening day, including a convincing victory against the Malaysian team.
The Philippines, Malaysia, and Brunei wounded tied with 2-1 records, but Brunei fell short in goal difference that sent the Bruneians to the bronze medal game.
The action continues on Sunday, December 1 with the Philippines fighting to dethrone Malaysia at 3 pm, right after the bronze battle at 1 pm between Brunei and Indonesia.