The NSW golfer added a final round of 67 on the low scoring layout to improve seven places from his overnight position and earn a cheque for (equivalent) $A18,000.
The 36-year-old needs to be at least inside the top 70 by season's end to have any status on the Japan Tour in 2018 and so there is further work to do in the remaining events he will have access to this season.
Barnes does not have a start at next week’s Japan Open and so his next opportunity to make progress will be at the Bridgestone Open beginning on October 19th.
Barnes finished the week some nine shots behind the winner Yusaku Miyazato who recorded his 6th Japan Tour victory when winning by three over veteran Shingo Katayama. Miyazato who is a brother of recently retired but former world number one female golfer, Ai, now heads to money list this season with more than $A1 million.
Brad Kennedy was the only other Australian to make the cut when he finished 22nd and remains as the leading Australian on this year’s money list despite having several weeks away from the Tour through injury.
SIGNATURE HOLES: 18TH AT CAMPBELLTOWN (NSW)
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