Amen. Priority one is don't have to hit this shot a second time. Get it out of the tall grass. Sometimes you just have to take what the course allows and in this situation a shot that leaves the ball on the green or short grass is good. Close to the pin would be a miracle.
Could try some Srixon Z-Stars. Current generation has an MSRP of $40/dozen, but in addition to the times they go on sale BOGO, you can currently order the 6-ball performance packs of the current generation from Golf Discount for $10 each. So, you're effectively getting them at BOGO prices but just ordering them in packs of 6. Going to be hard to find a better ball for $20/dozen.