The course was too long, the competition too good. Michelle Wie has an exceptional golf game for a 16-year-old, except when she's playing against the men.

Heavy overnight rain softened up the third longest course on the PGA Tour and created ideal scoring conditions Thursday at the 84 Lumber Classic, but not for Wie. Her sixth attempt to became the first woman in 61 years to make a cut in a tour event looks to be unsuccessful, much like the other five.

Wie, playing in her third and last U.S. men's tournament this year, shot a 5-over 77 on a day when there were 25 scores in the 60s on the expansive Mystic Rock course at Farmington, Pa. She has almost no chance to make a cut that was at even par a year ago.

"I don't feel any extra pressure because I'm a girl out there," said Wie, who turns 17 next month. "I had six or seven putts that looked like they were going to go in the hole and didn't. And that was really frustrating."

Nicholas Thompson, a 2005 qualifying school graduate who is 181st on the money list, took advantage of an early starting time on a course soaked by 1 inches of overnight rain for an 8-under 64. It was the tournament's lowest round since Vijay Singh's opening-round 64 in 2004. Thompson hopes to follow Singh and 2005 champion Jason Gore by turning at least a share of the first-round lead into a title.

Thompson, a former U.S. Walker Cup team member, had a two-shot lead over a crowded group of six at 66 that included Rory Sabbatini and Reno-Tahoe champion Will MacKenzie.

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The 27-year-old Womack won the first two holes in the morning round and never trailed on the Forest Highlands Golf Club course at Flagstaff, Ariz.

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