The result was the Australian Institute of Sport / NSW Institute of Sport athlete’s highest World Cup finish since February of last year.
In his first full season of World Cup competition, Graham has shown steady improvement through the four events contested so far, showing signs that his hard work under the guidance of AIS mogul skiing program head coach Steve Desovich is starting to repaying him.
Graham’s qualification score of 65.43 meant that he missed the cut for the 16 man final by three places.
Canadian Mikael Kingsbury won, while Russian Alexandr Smyshlyaev was second and Japan’s Sho Endo was third.
In the women’s event, AIS / NSWIS skier Britt Cox retains her place in the world’s top 10 rankings despite ending the day also in 19th and missing the finals for the first time since the season opener on December 15.
Cox, 18, was the highest finishing Australian woman with NSWIS athlete Taylah O’Neill, 18, enjoying her best World Cup result, 21stplace.
AIS / NSWIS skier Nicole Parks came 29th.
The women’s event saw a Canadian one-two with Justine Dufour-Lapointe and sister Chloe Dufour-Lapointe with American Eliza Outtrim in third place.