Carter shot a final round 71 for a 54-hole total of 9-under, enough for a stunning 15-stroke victory from second-placed Tyson Settre, as players battled wet and windy conditions.
Starting the final round with an eight-shot lead, Carter went to another level on the last day, holding his nerve as wind gusts reached 45km per hour and the rain wreaked havoc for the rest of the field – as only 12 of the 29 players were able to break 80.
Although defending champion Tom Bond was also at the top end of the leader board – ultimately finishing in third place – Carter’s consistency over the three days meant he was never going to be caught.
Speaking after his victory, Carter explained that the course demanded the best of the players throughout.
“The course set up was tough and the weather conditions certainly allowed Lady Bay to show all its teeth,” said Carter.
Bond, who finished…