ALAMEDA, Calif. (April 27, 2013) -- Shotaro Ban continued his stellar play and fired a third-round 68 and remains atop the leaderboard at the 2013 Alameda Commuters Golf Tournament.
He has company, though.
Pace Johnson shot the low round of the tournament, carding a 64 on Saturday to move into a first-place tie at 9-under with Ban
Johnson was in the mix after last weekend's action but trailed the group of players at the top of the leaderboard. His red-hot 64, however, made up the gap and he'll enter Sunday's final round as the co-leader.
Ban, a red shirt golfer at top-ranked Cal, and Johnson are three shots ahead of the field.
Isaiah Salinda, who logged a runner-up finish at last month's San Francisco City Championship, is alone in third place.
Joshua Stone and Ryan Sloan are in fourth place after rounds of 68 and 66, respectively, on Saturday.
In the Senior Division, which kicked off action Saturday, a group of four players sits in the lead.
Tom O'Grady, Tony McBroom, Ken Noonan and Steve Hendrick are all atop the leaderboard after 1st Round 71s.
Gary Vanier, Ralph Costanzo, Marshall Raymer, Herb Jensen and Jim Knoll are all one shot back while another four players are two back of the leaders.
All told, there are 18 players within four shots of the leaders heading into what will surely be a wild final day of action.