No. You need to learn to work with the operating system you're using. Select is a single-click, open is a double-click. This is consistent across all versions of the Mac OS since... forever, and there is no way to change it. The only thing you could do if you have an external mouse is to set the left-click functionality to a double-click automatically, but you're likely going to experience more frustration this way.
There's been threads about this, as far as I'm aware of there hasn't been an update presenting this option. I suggest you adapt. Aswell, I think it's commonly accepted that the way it works now, works best