Sergio Garcia and Callum Shinkwin could not be separated as they head into the final round of the KLM Open.
The two players were placed in the penultimate group together, beginning the third round at nine under par, and they will be in the final pair on Sunday after carding six-under-par 66s.
Garcia, who has 15 European Tour victories to his name, will go into Sunday's final round as favourite after carding just one dropped shot through 54 holes to reach 15 under at The International in Amsterdam.
Rising Danish star Nicolai Hojgaard, playing in just his third European Tour event, is in third at 13 under, with James Morrison one shot further back.
Matt Wallace set the clubhouse target with a stunning course record of 63 on Saturday morning, courtesy of 10 birdies and one bogey to shoot up to 11 under and was later joined by fellow Englishmen Steven Brown and Matthew Southgate.
Gavin Moynihan is the best of the Irish on seven under par, eight shots of the lead and in a tie for 23rd, following an excellent 68 on Saturday, which included five birdies and just the one bogey.
Padraig Harrington matched Moynihan's 68 and sits one shot further back on six under. Paul Dunne failed to improve throughout the third round after shooting a one-over 73 to move to three under.
"I'm really pleased," Garcia told europeantour.com. "It helps when you are swinging nicely, but it's not easy. It is never easy. Sometimes we make it look like that but it was tricky.
"I made a great up and down at 10 to keep my run going and then another good finish with a birdie at 17th and 18th."
Garcia and Shinkwin did not look back once they moved to 12 under following birdies at the sixth.
Morrison joined the pair after a four-foot birdie putt at the eighth, but Shinkwin holed out a stunning bunker shot to card an unlikely gain and become the first player to reach 13 under.
Shinkwin missed a birdie attempt at the 10th but when he bogeyed the 11th and Garcia picked up a shot from eight feet, the Spaniard took the outright lead.
Morrison bogeyed the ninth but moved alongside the Spaniard at 13 under with birdies at the 11th and 13th before Shinkwin picked up shots at the 13th and 14th to regain the lead and move one stroke ahead.
Garcia and Shinkwin both dialled in their tee-shots to within six feet to make birdies at the par-three 17th before the Spaniard narrowly missed an eagle putt at the last, which would have sent him one clear after Shinkwin could only muster a par.