Young stars set for Cape Town Open

2014 Joburg Open: Previews, Day 1The Lion of Africa Cape Town Open returns to Royal Cape Golf Club for the fourth edition of the tournament, which promises to be a spectacle in the Mother City.

The field is packed with young talent from South Africa and headlined by six-time European Tour winner Richard Sterne, who returns to local shores after competing in the United States.

This year the tournament is full of future stars, including Challenge Tour prodigy Brandon Stone, who earned his European Tour card one week ago at the NBO Golf Classic Grand Final.

The Sunshine Tour’s Rookie of the Year leader Zander Lombard will also tee up at Royal Cape next week, joined by Big Easy Tour Order of Merit winner Christiaan Bezuidenhout.

There will be no shortage of big names for the youngsters to pit themselves against, with European Tour stars Hennie Otto and Garth Mulroy also set to contend at the R1,3-million tournament, which begins on Thursday the 19th of November.

Otto is a two-time winner of the Italian Open and was victorious at the 2011 South African Open Championship, while Mulroy topped the Sunshine Tour Order of Merit that year after lifting the Alfred Dunhill Championship trophy.

Former winners Jake Roos and Tjaart van der Walt join the fray next week and their fond memories of victory at Royal Cape will go a long way to helping them contend over the four days of competition.

Shaun Norris, fresh off his Asian Tour victory at the Yeangder Tournament Players Championship last month, will also take a crack at the title.

Quality Sunshine Tour golfers Jacques Blaauw and Merrick Bremner add to the classy field, making the event a real treat for the public. There can be only one victor under the shadow of Table Mountain and with such a strong field it’s sure to be a battle to the finish line in Cape Town.

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