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Jbe Kruger of South Africa leads Hong Kong Open by 1 stroke after 2nd round

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    Jbe Kruger of South Africa, wearing black ribbons as a sign of his respect to former South African President Nelson Mandela, looks at the sky after he finished the 18th hole during the day two match of the 2013 Hong Kong Open golf tournament in Hong Kong, Friday, Dec. 6, 2013. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung) (The Associated Press)

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    Jbe Kruger of South Africa, wearing black ribbons as a sign of his respect to the former South African President Nelson Mandela, reacts after finishing the 18th hole during the day two match of the 2013 Hong Kong Open golf tournament in Hong Kong, Friday, Dec. 6, 2013. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung) (The Associated Press)

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    Jbe Kruger of South Africa hits the ball on the 18th hole during the Hong Kong Open golf tournament in Hong Kong, Friday, Dec. 6, 2013. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung) (The Associated Press)

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    Jbe Kruger of South Africa, wearing black ribbons as a sign of his respect to the former South African President Nelson Mandela, celebrates after hitting a putt for birdie on the 17th hole during the Hong Kong Open golf tournament in Hong Kong, Friday, Dec. 6, 2013. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung) (The Associated Press)

Jbe Kruger of South Africa paid tribute to Nelson Mandela after taking a one-shot lead at the Hong Kong Open on Friday.

Kruger, who shot a 4-under 66, says "our country has lost a real-life hero and wearing this (black ribbon) is a real honor for me."

Kruger made seven birdies and three bogeys for a 7-under 133 overall. He is one shot ahead of Stuart Manley (67), who bogeyed his final hole.

Alex Cejka (67), Shiv Kapur (66) and Wade Ormsby (68) were tied for third at 5 under.