Pierson Smith fired a 1-over-par 37 and Charleston carded a 166 overall, but that solid score was not enough to beat a hot-handed St. Anthony’s team on Thursday evening at Charleston Country Club.
The Bulldogs posted two scores under 40 for a team total of 161 strokes across the front nine holes.
Smith birdied holes Nos. 4 and 6 Thursday.
Jackson Becker shot 41, followed by Josh Will (43) and Cade Landrus (45).
The Trojans varsity next play Mattoon on Monday afternoon at Meadowview Golf Course.