Rafi Azam of Escondido took home the $4,600 in the River Card Red, White and Blue Tourney that was held July 9 at Pala Casino Spa & Resort, when he and Kevin Newkirk of Phelan, agreed to a two-way chop. Newkirk won $3,563 for second.
A total of 136 players vied for the $19,700 prize pool and 14 finalists cashed. There were two other Escondido winners: Charles Fisher of Escondido, who won $1,065; Mike Heintschef, who won $606 and David Trumble who won $303.
Each finalist also earned $100 after qualifying for Day 2.