There is an old saying that goes nice guys finish last, well this certainly does not apply to the winner of the 2018 Clear Creek Invitational. Vincent Gilmore is one of the nicest guys you may ever meet. His attitude and demeanor exemplify what the league is all about. Vincent joined the league back 2015 where he struggled a bit in the B Flight until his first win at Oak Hurst. He kept working on his game and was able to win his second before the close of the 2015 season at West Fork. By the end of the 2017 season, Vincent had accumulated two more wins and worked his way into the A Flight. His First win in the A Flight was well deserved, having to defend off the league top 4 players of the 2017 season. The 2017 Player of the year Jaime Villarreal took the first punch at Vincent, but Vincent's one-two combo on the back nine sent the champ back into the ropes of despair. Next up was the Runner-up Player of the Year the "Pit Bull", Hal Gregory whos late charged on the back nine could not quite catch the fast running Vincent. Gregory made some incredible birdies and won some money but Vincent was like the postman and hit Gregory with a little pepper spray and kept him at bay. After Gregory was "The Captain" Roland Turner who played solid all day but a double on 17 and a bogey on 18 gave him a 3rd place finish. I look for Roland to win two or three events this year, or maybe more. Last of the heavy hitters to swing at Vincent was Jose Sanchez not somebody you want on your tail when you are trying to win your first match in the A Flight. Vincent would not be denied. His first win in the A Flight was similar to the Astros winning the World Series they beat all the big name teams Red Socks, Yankees and Dodgers. Vincent, your victory was the well-deserved cause you also beat all the Big Names in the League, hold your head high and kept working on your game proving that Nice Guys Can Finish First!
As the League director, it is my responsibility to protect the players and the League. From time to time unique circumstances may come up that require immediate attention and with fair judgment to satisfy all parties involved. Juan Malave was a 22 handicap at the close of the 2017 season. He has been working very hard on his game and has dramatically improved his scores. His handicap had to be adjusted to make it fair for the field. His new handicap is now 18.3 which he totally agrees to. The tournament was a very close race with Juan winning by four shots and a 3-way tie for second place between Chris Allen, Jayme Gonzalez and Houston Duckwall. The B flight is going to be very interesting this year with some players moving up to the A flight and possibly some players moving down from the A flight. Stay tuned for a very wild and crazy good year in that B Flight. Congratulations Juan keep working on your game.
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