Woody Austin shot a second-round 67 on Saturday to move into a tie atop the leaderboard with opening-round leader Doug Barron at the SAS Championship in Cary, N.C.

Austin birdied three of the final five holes to give him a lead or share of the lead for the first time ever entering the final round of a Champions Tour event. He’s used the strength of his putting game, leading the field with 20 one-putts through 36 holes, to card a 10-under score of 134 through two rounds.

Barron followed his opening-round 66 with a 68 at Prestonwood Country Club. He chipped in for an eagle on No. 12 to move to 11-under par, but bogeyed No. 13 and added five pars to end the day at 10 under.

Should Barron win on Sunday, he’ll become the seventh player to post multiple Champions Tour victories this year, following his win at the Dick’s Sporting Goods Open in August.

Sitting behind Austin and Barron is fellow American Jerry Kelly, who fired a 67 to finish at 9-under 135. Two shots behind Kelly are Stephen Ames (66) of Canada and South African Retief Goosen (68).

Kelly will be playing the final group on Sunday for the fourth time this year and won The Ally Challenge last month.

In the 18-year history of the SAS Championship, 11 second-round leaders or co-leaders have won the tournament, most recently Bernhard Langer in 2018. Langer eagled No. 17 to help him to a second-round 69, and he’s tied for sixth at 6-under par entering the final round.