MINNEAPOLIS — The 14th-ranked Texas A&M men’s golf team opened its season with a runner-up finish at the Gopher Invitational on Monday at the Wingsong Farm Golf Club.

A&M finished the three-round tournament at 2-under, just two strokes behind No. 20 Baylor.

Senior Dan Erickson finished second at 5-under, firing a 4-under 67 in the final round Monday and finishing a shot behind individual champion William Buhl of Arkansas.

Redshirt freshman William Paysse tied for sixth in his first collegiate tournament, carding a 1-under. Sophomore Sam Bennett, who is from Madisonville, tied for 11th at 1-over, while Walker Lee tied for 24th at 5-over, and freshman Jimmy Lee tied for 30th at 6-over.

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