4 and a birdie on the sixth but fumbled with three bogeys
to settle for an even par 70.
After a good par at the eighth, he endured a bogey
six at the longest hole on the course - the 592-yard par-five ninth.
Yoopan, also due for a big win after a string of top five finishes, recovered big from a bogey
mishap on No.
Also making a move to the top four was Thika Sports Club's Simon Ngige who recovered from a poor first round of eight over par 80 and a 77 in the second round, to post an excellent seven under par 65 in the third round for a total of six over par 222.Ngige's round included two eagles on the fifth and 15th and birdies on the first, third, 10th, 12th and 15th with two bogeys
over the fourth and 17th.The leader board after round three of the fifth leg of Kenya Open qualifying series:212 Greg Snow 75, 65, 72213 Rizwan Charania 71, 68, 74219 Jacob Okello 72, 78, 69222 Simon Ngige 80, 77, 65224 David Opati 73, 71, 80225 David Wakhu 78, 75, 72225 Njuguna Ngugi 73, 77, 75226 Justus Madoya 80, 74, 72226 Brian Njoroge 78, 71, 77227 Dismas Indiza 77, 77, 73227 Frank Matilo 79, 75, 73
He had another mixed round of five birdies, two bogeys
and a double bogey
six on the 12th.
Chris Hanson suffered two triple bogeys
in the final five holes in Australia
Ben Westgate, the Cornwall-based 2008 Welsh champion, had the non-counting card returning an 80 after ending with a double bogey
followed by a bogey
He had started with a bogey
at the third but answered with birdies at the par-5 fifth, par-4 eighth and par-5 10th.
The 34-year-old Englishman completed the front nine in 34, having made up for a bogey
on the fourth with birdies on the second, eighth and ninth.
Wood, the 21-year-old from Bristol kept a bogey
off his card for the second day running and said: "It was a bit of a battle, but I'll take another 18 holes without a bogey
- and hopefully another 36."
Robert Rock, who has usually had a good showing in tournaments around home turf, started his return with a birdie to repair some of the damage of the opening nine which saw him suffer two bogeys
and a double bogey
to turn at four over.
But he slumped with bogeys
at eight, nine and 11 before running up a double bogey
at the par five 13th.