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Saturday, 20 March 2004
Titch Moore of South Africa is back in the lead at the Kenya Open after a day of unusually high scores saw ten players end the third round within five shots of the lead.

After two days of sensational scoring, the Karen Golf Club hit back as Moore carded a one over par 71 and his playing partner, overnight leader Marc Cayeux of Zimbabwe, struggled to a 75 to fall five shots to go back to seven under.

Leif Westerberg of Sweden produced the lowest score of the day – a three under 67 to join Englishman Paul Dwyer in a tie for third place on six under, with Justin Walters, also from England, a further shot behind.

South African Michael Kirk – who secured his maiden European Challenge Tour victory at the Stanbic Zambia Open last weekend – matched Westerberg’s 67 to haul himself into sixth place alongside Welshman Mark Mouland, who carded a third round 71.

Moore’s 71 is not something he will be thinking about come Sunday afternoon. The 28 year old, who finished 31st on the 2003 Challenge Tour Rankings, is hoping to recapture the form that saw him opening the tournament with rounds of 63 and 68.

“It was just a really strange day today,” said Moore, who opened the tournament with rounds of 63 and 68. “No-one seemed to get going properly – especially Marc and myself who were playing together in the last group.

“I played terribly and Marc had a bad day too – there were points out there today when we must have looked like two guys trying to break 80 to be honest.

“It’s not something I’m going to worry about though. Everybody has bad days and up until today I have generally been playing well this season – especially the first two days here in Kenya.

“Tomorrow is another round and we’ll just try and forget what happened today – I might even do my raindance to get rid of my bad form!

“Seriously though, it’s nice to be playing with Marc again in the last group tomorrow, and hopefully we can feed off each other in the right way and do ourselves justice.”

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