By Don Wallace

sports@jacksonvilleprogress.com

BULLARD — It’s time for a new challenge.

After playing four years on the varsity golf team, Elizabeth Rosebury is ready for the next step up.

“I am definitely ready for the new challenge of playing college golf,” Rosebury said.

The recently graduated Bullard Lady Panther golfer inked with Tyler Junior College.

Rosebury, a four-year member of the varsity golf team at Bullard, finished sixth at state after taking 17th in Austin in 2006.

Bullard golf coach Greg Kirkpatrick is quick to point out that Rosebury’s talents were equal with the players who came home with medals. She just did not get the break at the right time.

“She played well in Austin. It came down to which player was hot and hit the putts,” Kirkpatrick said.

Kirkpatrick added, “Elizabeth was on the varsity four years. I think she will do well in college. She has very good work habits.”

Rosebury said, “I am ready to learn more, I think I can do that at the next level. I need to work on my short game. I also need to work on being more tough-minded mentally.”

Rosebury added, “I have known about the TJC program from a while. I will be comfortable playing for coach Terry.”

The TJC women finished ninth in the nation this year.

Terry said, “She a good golfer and student and a hard-worker. Plus, she is from the local area. She has a lot of good experience in tournament golf and with Bullard High School. She has a desire to compete, she had a lot going for her.”

Terry added, “We are pleased to sign a player like Elizabeth. She will help our program.”

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