Tue, Apr. 10, 2012 - [Men's Golf]
HENDERSON, Tenn. - The Freed-Hardeman Lion golf team added its first player for the 2012-13 season with the recent signing of Cody Harrington of Cookeville, Tenn.
Harrington prepped at Cookeville HS where he was an all-district and all-region selection during his senior year. He helped lead the Cavaliers to a district championship and a runner-up finish in the region tournament. He also qualified for the TSSAA Class 3A State Tournament.
He won twice on the Tennessee Golf Association Junior Tour in the summer of 2011, including a one-under par 71 in a tournament at Cleveland Country Club. Harrington also shot a 68 to medal in a high school match at Cookeville Golf Club and was the Upper Cumberland Junior Amateur runner-up after a one-over 73.
In 2010, he shot a career-best 65 during qualifying for the Tennessean School Days Invitational.
He is the first high school signing for the Lions since the revival of the golf program in spring 2011. The program was discontinued in 2005 before returning six years later.
"We're excited to have Cody joining us next year," said FHU head coach John Armstrong. "He has shown the ability to shoot some low scores thanks in large part to strong iron play. He's a hard worker who loves the game and loves to compete. Cody is pushing himself this summer by stepping up the level of tournaments he is playing, and that will help him when he arrives at Freed-Hardeman in the fall."
Cody is the son of Mitch Harrington and Suzanne Harrington of Cookeville.