Hole-in-one winner gets Hyundai Veloster

Michael Battista from Wappinger Falls, N.Y. scored a hole-in-one at the 11th Annual Easton Lions Golf Classic held July 20 at the Connecticut Golf Club in Easton.

Battista’s tee shot at the 10th hole landed a few feet past the hole and spun back in, earning him a brand new 2014 Hyundai Veloster from Key Hyundai in Milford.

Key Hyundai has been a loyal sponsor of the Lions fund-raising event for many years, but this is the first time a hole-in-one has been scored. Battista is a regular participant in the Lions event, and his wife, Jann, has already laid claim to the sporty red Veloster.

The Easton Lions Club was founded in 1967 by the late Robert Monk and is part of Lions International, the largest service organization in the world.

Proceeds from the Golf Classic support such Lions causes as Eye Research and finding a cure for blindness, the Connecticut Food Bank, Juvenile Diabetes research, the Fidelco Guide Dog Foundation, the Easton Senior Center, and many other causes.

Anyone interested in playing in next year’s golf classic should contact golf chairman Bob Davidson at 203-261-7351.