The South African dominance of the Africa Open golf championship will be severely tested from Thursday with many leading local stars absent.
Portugal's Ricardo Santos during the third round of the Qatar Masters in Doha on January 25, 2013. Portuguese Santos, who shared third place at the Joburg Open, and Englishman Fleetwood form part of an impressive foreign challenge in the one million euros Africa Open.
Major champions Louis Oosthuizen and Charl Schwartzel and George Coetzee, Branden Grace and Richard Sterne miss out on the event in this Indian Ocean town.
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