Prep Spotlight: Ethan Whidden looks to find stride at right time

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Prep Spotlight: Ethan Whidden looks to find stride at right time

DHS boys golfer ready to score low
Ethan Whidden of Durango High School plays on Tuesday during the DHS tournament at Dalton Ranch Golf Club. Whidden shot a 74 to win the tournament by two strokes.
Ethan Whidden of Durango High School got himself out of trouble off the tee box with solid iron play and putting Tuesday at Dalton Ranch Golf Club.
With a refreshed approach from the fairways, Durango senior Ethan Whidden has improved his game this season.
Looking to improve on a top-10 finish at state last year, Durango’s Ethan Whidden is rounding into form at the right time.
It was all about putting this week for Ethan Whidden. When putts didn’t drop Monday at Hillcrest, he shot 79. With putts falling Tuesday at Dalton Ranch Golf Club, he won the tournament with a 74.

Prep Spotlight: Ethan Whidden looks to find stride at right time

Ethan Whidden of Durango High School plays on Tuesday during the DHS tournament at Dalton Ranch Golf Club. Whidden shot a 74 to win the tournament by two strokes.
Ethan Whidden of Durango High School got himself out of trouble off the tee box with solid iron play and putting Tuesday at Dalton Ranch Golf Club.
With a refreshed approach from the fairways, Durango senior Ethan Whidden has improved his game this season.
Looking to improve on a top-10 finish at state last year, Durango’s Ethan Whidden is rounding into form at the right time.
It was all about putting this week for Ethan Whidden. When putts didn’t drop Monday at Hillcrest, he shot 79. With putts falling Tuesday at Dalton Ranch Golf Club, he won the tournament with a 74.
Behind the scenes

What is your favorite movie?: “Cars”

Who is your favorite artist?: J-Cole

What is your favorite local restaurant?: RGP’s.

What is your favorite childhood book?: The “Diary of a Wimpy Kid” series.

What is your favorite local outdoor activity?: Rafting down the Animas River.

Who is your favorite professional athlete?: Lonzo Ball – I’ve watched him since when he was in high school and watch all of his highlights.

Do you have a dream vacation?: I’d go back to Costa Rica. The surfing there was unbelievable.

If you could have any superpower, what would you pick?: Super speed like The Flash.

What teacher has had the biggest impact on you?: I’d say my environmental science teacher Sasha Creeden. She has good morals and is a really good teacher.

Who is your role model?: My parents – my dad is very logical, but my mom is so caring. I get both sides, and am grateful for having parents like that.

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