While Woods posted the clubhouse target at two under par - he added a 68 to his Saturday 66 - Phil Mickelson had four bogeys
in five holes around the turn and handed Australian Steve Elkington a two-stroke lead at five-under.
Daniella Uy, the other Filipina in the 54-hole event of the LPGA of Taiwan (TLPGA), bogeyed
the last two holes for a 74 as she fell farther back at 147 for a share of 55th.
But the former LPGT leg winner bogeyed
the last to drop to 71 in a tie with amateur Mafy Singson, who also stumbled with a bogey
on the long par-3 closing hole with fellow amateur Sam Dizon carding a 73.
Another fancied local bet, Angelo Que, also struggled, shooting a similar 77 marred by six bogeys
and a double bogey
6 on the uphill ninth.
But a disappointing double bogey
at the 14th and an eagle from Lipsky on the 15th saw that advantage wiped out completely as both men were locked at 10 under.
Since Paisley returned from his mid-season lapse he has largely recorded consistent par golf, but to return to the top of the table he needs to eradicate the costly bogeys
. Leopard Creek is in the top 100 courses in the world, and the back nine is a torrid test with fast running greens, elevation changes and seemingly endless water hazards.
1 Park Sung-hyun carded a 3-under 69 with five birdies against two bogeys
. She never threatened to supplant the leader during the entire round.
After a double bogey
on the eighth hole, he'd seen his four-shot lead at the start of the second round of the Independence Day Cup Open Golf Championship vanish.
Ardina, who had two runner-up finishes in recent weeks, gunned down five birdies but fumbled with three bogeys
, settling for a 37-33 card for a 141, six shots behind Cheng, who carded a 66 for a 135 and a one-stroke lead over American Esther Lee, who made a 71.
Woods (inset), who began on the back nine, bogeyed
the par-five 11th following a poor tee shot, made double-bogey at 15 after his drive went out of bounds and followed up with a bogey
at 16 after missing a seven-foot putt.
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 made birdie at his opening hole, the par-four 10th, but his next seven holes included a double bogey
, two bogeys
and two birdies.
At the top, Rickie Fowler kept bogeys
off his card for the second straight round on Friday for a 4- under 66 and took the lead ahead of Jimmy Walker ( 67- 66) and Sergio Garcia ( 65- 69).
He went into the second round on eight over par after shooting two triple bogeys
and a bogey
in his last five holes at the RACV Royal Pines Resort in Queensland.
Garcia shot three over par 75 in Thursday's opening round with three bogeys
and one double bogey
on his front nine and four birdies and two bogeys
on his return.