Thats not how far up the hood sits when it is closed btw, i popped the hood to get a better pic of the corner. As far as fitment goes it fits pretty well, if you take a look at the first pic in the OP you can see the gap is a bit larger on the left side than it is on the right. I never tried adjusting the hood to see if that could be fixed.
About 8 more recent pics were added to the gallery.
These three are pics of the "worst damage". The driver side corners, and a long scratch. Im not sure how deep the scratch goes, this is pretty much how I got the hood.
As mentioned ive been washing, waxing, and claybar'ing this hood to keep it from getting worse, ive been doing my best and I dont want to sand and clear coat it on my own, i feel i might make it worse if i attempt to.