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Men’s college golf Player of the Week: Dan Erickson, Texas A&M


In the final round of last week’s Border Olympics at Laredo Country Club in Laredo, Texas, Dan Erickson found himself down two strokes on his final hole of the tournament.

Lucky enough for the Texas A&M senior, the final round was started via a shotgun start, and his final hole was actually No. 1, a par 5. Erickson, who came back for his extra year of eligibility granted due to COVID-19, stuffed a 3-wood to six feet from 266 yards out and converted the putt to force a playoff for the individual title against Texas grad student Hunter Ostrom. Erickson claimed the title with a par on the second playoff for his second college win and first since 2018.

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“We’ve put in a lot of work over the winter break and it feels great to start the spring with a win,” Erickson said. “The main reason I came back is because our roster is so stacked and we all believed we had unfinished business from 2020. We didn’t play as well as we would’ve liked in the fall but know what we are capable of and it’s exciting to start the spring with a win, with the team and individually.”

The Aggies also won the team title at 2 under for the tournament, the only team to finish under par after three rounds and eight shots clear of runner-up Texas.



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