"I guess my thought going into college was all golf, but that quickly changed when I got to school," he said. "I got a social life."
His team still talks about the days when the Redskins were the kings of the hill in West Virginia prep golf, and he aknowledges he and his prep teammates were happy to see Wheeling Park fall short of a third consecutive state title last October.
Although Barna acknowledges it's hard to admit golf isn't the best thing he has going now, he's ready to move on and follow in the footsteps of his father and his brother in the natural gas industry.
"I won't play professionally, but I can still play amateur events," he said. "I'm doing an internship at Columbia Gas in Charleston right now. I haven't played hardly at all this summer. It's a differently feeling playing competitively."
He also doesn't count on continuing to play in the State Amateur. His brother is working for Houston-based Associated Pipeline and Barna said he'll probably move not long after graduating in May.
What he has, however, is two more rounds in the Amateur and the memories of winning consecutive titles.
"It was awesome, we still talk about it all the time," he said. "Me, Sam (Booth), Wyatt (Burgess)."
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