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Mo. Golfer Survives Mid-Round Illinois Sinkhole
WATERLOO, Ill. (AP) -- When it comes to dealing with this divot, score one for golfer Mark Mihal.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the mortgage broker from Creve Coeur, Mo., is recovering after a sinkhole opened up beneath him Friday on the 14th hole's fairway of a southwestern Illinois golf course, swallowing him up into a pit 18 feet deep and 10 feet wide.

The 43-year-old Mihal was hoisted to safety with a rope, but not before the encounter at Annbriar Golf Course near Waterloo just southeast of St. Louis left him with a dislocated shoulder.

Mihal considers the course one of his favorites. But he says he's having second thoughts of returning to Annbriar, saying ``it'd be kind of strange playing that hole again, for sure.''
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