29-Year Old Derek Deutsch crossed the wire first in Saturday's 2015 SSC Invitational earning him a spot in the 2016 DRF/NTRA National Handicapping Championship in Las Vegas. Finishing second was Donald Fischer, who as a result will be joining Deutsch in Vegas.
Deutsch, a native of Nazarath, PA, best 79 other players in the Invitational - a contest that matched the Top 20 finishers from each of the four previous SSC Qualifiers.
Deutsch and Fischer finished just dollars apart at the top and it was $340 back to Ron Rios in third.
The complete Top 5 order of finish with bankrolls and prizes is as follows:
Monmouth Park's next handicapping contest will be on Saturday, May 30. The $300 buy-in will award 2016 NHC seats to the TOP 5 overall finishers. For more information, contact Brian Skirka at firstname.lastname@example.org.