Osku Palermaa, who has yet to make the cut after his third attempt of 1187, started well with 213 but stumbled with a poor 162 in his second game in his fourth attempt. But the Finn gradually recovered with 205, 200 and 228 before firing the 300 in his last game.
The two-handed two-time EBT winner topped Squad 23 en-route to making the Top 12 cut in ninth position. Palermaa's compatriot, Jouni Helminen, who topped Squad 3, remained in pole with 1435.
Squad 11 leader, Gery Verbruggen of Belgium took second spot with 1391 while last year's runner-up, Adrian Ang of Malaysia finished third with 1371 after he topped Squad 10.