McGovern became ill during construction of the course, and Hassenplug went on to complete the 18 holes and then to assist golf architect Dick Wilson on two other Pennsylvania projects, Radnor Valley near Philadelphia and Westmoreland CC near Pittsburgh.

Upon completion of these layouts, Hassenplug entered private practice, combining golf course design, land planning, irrigation and civil engineering. Ed Beidel joined him in his practice in the 1980s."