Who are you, Empire Lakes, and what have you done with California?

Looks like Chris Anderson, the surprise first-day leader and West Covina native, is going to finish tied for 9th place. He shot a 2-over today in weather that made me question if I was even in California anymore. I asked Chris Baryla, who could finish tied for first place at 9-under with another Canadian, Jon Mills, if it’s any coincidence that a pair of Canucks knocked off a SoCal dude in such miserable weather: “Probably not.”

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J.P. Hoornstra covers the Dodgers, Angels and Major League Baseball for the Orange County Register, Los Angeles Daily News, Long Beach Press-Telegram, Torrance Daily Breeze, San Gabriel Valley Tribune, Pasadena Star-News, San Bernardino Sun, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, Whittier Daily News and Redlands Daily Facts. Before taking the beat in 2012, J.P. covered the NHL for four years. UCLA gave him a degree once upon a time; when he graduated on schedule, he missed getting Arnold Schwarzenegger's autograph on his diploma by five months.

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