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San Francisco Chronicle Late Edition - - SPORTING GREEN - By Ron Kroichick — Casey, on Sun­day’s wet, chilly con­di­tions Ron Kroichick is a San Fran­cisco Chron­i­cle staff writer.

PEB­BLE BEACH — A brief, fe­ro­cious hail­storm slammed Peb­ble Beach dur­ing Sun­day’s fi­nal round of the AT&T ProAm.

The hail hit shortly be­fore 11 a.m. and lasted no more than 10 min­utes. But it left sev­eral greens cov­ered in white, cre­ated pud­dles of stand­ing wa­ter through­out the course and forced PGA Tour of­fi­cials to sus­pend play for more than two hours.

Sam Saunders, the grand­son of Arnold Palmer, gath­ered a small pile of hail in his hands and hurled a “snow­ball” at an­other mem­ber of his group. Pa­trick Reed’s cad­die, Kessler Karain, hit the ground and formed a snow an­gel in the mid­dle of a fair­way.

Play of­fi­cially was sus­pended at 10:53 a.m., with play­ers ini­tially hold­ing in po­si­tion. They soon were brought off the course as grounds crew mem­bers scram­bled to work on the greens. Sun­day’s tee times al­ready had been pushed back one hour be­cause overnight rain cre­ated un­playable con­di­tions.

The hail de­lay lasted un­til 1 p.m. The fi­nal group of Paul Casey and Phil Mick­el­son teed off at 1:09, more than three hours af­ter the orig­i­nal start­ing time of 9:50 a.m.

“It was a wild day, for sure,” said Scott Stallings, who shot 66 to move into a tie for sec­ond place with Casey. “First time in my ca­reer I can ever re­mem­ber see­ing hail. We played in a lot of weird con­di­tions in col­lege, but to­day was def­i­nitely a col­lege golf day.

“I mean, we kind of had all four sea­sons at one time. I re­mem­ber telling my cad­die I was warm on the sixth hole. We got to the sev­enth tee and he said, ‘How’s that warmth feel­ing?’ I was freez­ing.” Homa ral­lies: Cal alum Max Homa shot 67 de­spite a dou­ble-bo­gey on No. 13. Homa tied for 10th, which got him into the field for this week’s PGA Tour event in Los An­ge­les (his home­town tour­na­ment).

Homa be­gan the AT&T with four bo­geys in his first six holes Thurs­day at Peb­ble Beach. He re­cov­ered to shoot 1-over-par 73, then fol­lowed with rounds of 69 at Mon­terey Penin­sula and 68 at Spy­glass Hill be­fore his 67 at Peb­ble.

“In golf, 10th is a hell of a lot bet­ter than 11th,” Homa tweeted Sun­day night. Part­ing shot: “I'm a Sun Devil. I like the sun. This is bru­tal. This is why I moved away from Eng­land.”

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