Elmhurst, Ill. (Sept. 24, 2003) ???C
Senior Ryan Yelen
(Grand Blanc, Mich.) of Oakland University???s men???s golf team was named the Mid-Con men???s golf Athlete of the Week for his efforts at the Butler Spring Invitational the conference announced today. It is the second straight week a Golden Grizzly has won the award.
Yelen led Oakland to its third straight win to start the season in three tries, shooting a 141 (70-71) at the rain-shortened Butler Fall Invitational. Yelen finished in a three-way tie for first place individually after 36 holes, but lost in a playoff to Colin Christie of Butler. Yelen's first-round 70 was a new personal best for the senior who led an OU squad that shot all of its rounds at 76 or below at the tournament.