Richard Green's 2016 revival got back on track at the Italian Open after a minor hiccup in Holland last week.
The veteran left hander had been on the comeback trail after a difficult start to the year which saw him miss seven cuts in 11 starts.
He began to turn things around at the Paul Lawrie match play event last month but hit a minor hurdle with a missed cut at the KLM Open.
However, this week's T16 result has moved Green to 120th on the Race to Dubai rankings with the top-110 automatically retaining playing rights for 2017.
Green is looking to tee up for his 21st consecutive season in Europe next year and with five full field events remaining till the end of the season he will feel he has a chance to climb into the top-110.
Also producing some much needed form after some lean weeks was Western Australia's Brett Rumford.
Playing 2016 on a medical extension, Rumford's T30 result in Italy is his best result since his outright seventh at the Perth International.
Rumford sits 115th on the Race to Dubai and, like Green, needs to continue to play well if he is to be an automatic starter in 2017.
Fellow Western Australian Jason Scrivener also turned his form around after back-to-back missed cuts, a cheque for €21,900 for finishing outright 36th taking him to 105th on the Race to Dubai and on track to keep his card.
Andrew Dodt finished one shot behind Scrivener and 37th on his own, Marcus Fraser the last of the Australians to make the cut and finishing T61.
Nathan Holman's 2016 struggles continued as he missed the cut on the number at 2-under for the week to join Scott Hend who also missed the weekend's action.
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