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Tue Mar 12, 2013, 09:07 PM

Is this a hole in one? Golfer sucked into sinkhole

WATERLOO, ILL. (AP) Suddenly being swallowed up by the earth on a golf course's fairway drove a wedge between Mark Mihal and a stellar round.

The 43-year-old mortgage broker was counting his blessings Tuesday and nursing a dislocated shoulder sustained four days earlier when he tumbled into an 18-foot deep sinkhole on the 14th hole of the Annbriar Golf Club near Waterloo, Ill., just southeast of St. Louis.

Friends managed to hoist Mihal to safety with a rope after about 20 minutes. But the experience gave him quite a fright, particularly following the much-publicized recent death of a man in Florida who died when his bedroom fell into a sinkhole. That man's body hasn't been found.


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Tue Mar 12, 2013, 09:17 PM

1. Freaky - I hadn't pictured such a small opening at the surface, thought it

was more a pit, rather than a dome-shaped hole. That's a good friend, who went down to help him (although maybe not the strictly safest decision, I suppose)...

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