When Jake Knapp is playing for the Estancia High boys' golf team he has a different mentality than when he's competing in junior events.
When's he teeing it up with the Eagles, it's all about having fun. During his junior season, it appears he is having a blast. He's been the top player for Estancia during a banner season.
For some time, about 20 years ago, the school in Costa Mesa was known for its boys' basketball teams. Nowadays, the Eagles just might grab some fame because of its boys' golf team, mainly because of Knapp.
He'll tell you differently, that it's about the team. That's the type of kid he is, but he has a point, as the Eagles just recently completed their first undefeated regular season.
Knapp is also honest, a straight shooter. Estancia didn't really have a tough schedule this year, he said. But that's not to take away from what Knapp has accomplished. He was the medalist in all but one of the 17 victories during the regular season.