MANALAPAN, N.J. (AP) — Talk about being caught in the rough.

A woman was trapped in waist-deep mud for nearly 20 minutes after she tried to retrieve her ball at a central New Jersey golf course this week.

But officials say she was not injured in the incident

The golfer — identified only as a Monroe woman — was playing at the Knob Hill Golf Course in Manalapan on Thursday morning. She had just teed off from the seventh hole, and her ball landed near a small lake.

When she went to retrieve it, she became trapped in thick mud up to her waist, which immobilized her. Police and rescue personnel arrived on the scene about 10:40 a.m. and were able to free her in about 20 minutes.

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