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.