Johannes Veerman is hoping to take the momentum he has built up in the opening weeks of the Race to Dubai season into the new year.
The American has been in fine form since earning his playing privileges at European Tour Qualifying School last month, finishing in a tie for seventh at the Alfred Dunhill Championship and impressing in Mauritius before coming joint tenth at this week's Australian PGA Championship.
Veerman started his final round eight shots behind overnight leader Adam Scott but made seven birdies in his first 15 holes to close the gap significantly.
Closing his round with back to back bogeys for the second day in a row saw Veerman slip back to seven under but he was focusing on the positives ahead of the Christmas break.
He said: "There are a lot of positives to take from the last couple of weeks. Even this week.
"Yesterday I was five under in my round and finished six over on my last couple of holes – kind of the same thing today.
"There was a lot of good golf that has been played. Golf can be tough sometimes. On some courses you're playing on a razor-thin edge – it’s either good or it’s really bad.
"I'm happy with my performance, so if we can keep this going forward it would be good.
"I'm going back home to Texas for Christmas for 11 days and then it's on to South Africa and we go from there."