Jake Knapp is keeping things simple heading into sectional qualifying for theU.S. OpenMonday.
The 36-hole qualifier will be on two courses: TPC at Harding Park in San Francisco and Lake Merced Golf Club in Daly City, Calif. Knapp, the Estancia High senior and UCLA commit, will tee off on the first hole at Harding Park at 7:54 a.m. Monday on a quest to reach theU.S. Openfor the first time.
"I'm trying not to change too much," Knapp said by phone Thursday. "Go out there and play like it's any other day; just try to focus and not do anything crazy."
Knapp has reached this round before, when Oakmont Country Club in Glendale hosted the sectional qualifier. The United States Golf Assn. rotates between Northern and Southern California each year as host for the sectional.
Maintaining an even keel is important for Knapp.
"I learned to stay calm and not let one swing affect me," he said. "It's a long day on two different courses. I'll try to have fun and not think too much."